Ikea store walk, Braehead, Glasgow

Probably the most popular weekend walk in Scotland, the IKEA store route is undertaken by countless couples and families throughout the year. For this reason it is best undertaken midweek. This route takes you past the 9,500 strangely named items, guides you through the labyrinth of the Marketplace and Warehouse and shows you how to dodge the frighteningly cheap hotdogs near the exit. Additional fitness will be gained from assembling the flat pack once home.


Excellent underfoot conditions - including carpet; mostly level, with some stairs. Although waymarked with yellow feet on the floor, care is needed with navigation as it is easy to become disorientated.

Public Transport

Public transport is available to Braehead shopping centre. The car park would then need to be crossed on foot - this is so large that an extra 1km each way may need to be added to the distance.


Very large car park, well signed near Braehead shopping centre. Map and directions.

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