Glasgow, UK

Kelvingrove Park, University of Glasgow, Botanic Gardens

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Combine a lovely park, university campus, and botanical gardens all in one compact run!  Rather than a proscribed route, our map shows the three areas that can be strung together.

Glasgow University

Kelvingrove Park, a Victorian-era classic, located in ‘Professors Square’, is one of Glasgow’s oldest parks, and has numerous wonderful trails that are popular for running. One can put together a few km in this park — be sure to include the main alée, a jaunt by the lawn tennis center, and Museum. Then, just to the west of Kevin Way, enter the University of Glasgow Campus, which has a pretty older campus and some gorgeous older buildings. Take Hillhead or Kersland St. to run over to the Botanical Gardens. The 27-acre park is free to enter and is open dawn to dusk all year. Notice the classic Victorian-era glasshouse.

Botanic Garden Information
Essentials
  • 5-10 km depending on extent of paths chosen
  • Mitchell Library or Kelvinbridge subway station
  • Start from town or take subway to Cowcaddens