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Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails - Directions

Cathkin Braes Country Park aerial view

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Accessibility services from the city

Accessibility Services Please visit our please visit our accessibility section. 

Park and Ride bookings can be made here

Blue Badge holders should visit here to book parking.

Getting to the venue from around the city 

Details of local transport arrangements for Cathkin Braes are set out below. Also please refer to Getting into Glasgow section for details on the best way to travel to Glasgow during the Games.

Walking to the venue 

This venue is 6 miles (over two hours walk) from central Glasgow which means that walking isn’t a feasible option for spectators who are travelling from the city centre.

Why not cycle? It’s only about 45 minutes from the city centre

Cycling from Glasgow city centre to the venue should take around 45 minutes.

You can view the route here.

The recommended cycling route is as follows:

Head south on South Frederick St toward Ingram St - Turn left onto Ingram St - Turn right onto Glassford St - Continue onto Stockwell St - Continue onto Gorbals St - Slight right onto Pollokshaws Rd - Slight left onto Victoria Rd -  Turn left onto Allison St - Turn right onto Cathcart Rd - Turn Left onto Dixon Rd - Turn right onto Aikenhead Rd - Continue onto Kingswood Dr - Turn left onto Menock Rd - Turn right onto Southwood Dr - Turn right onto Carmunock Rd - Enter Kings Park - Head towards Croftpark Ave - Right onto Croftpark Ave - Left onto Thorncroft Dr - Head through jucntion onto south Croftoot Rd - Follow road right onto Carmunock Rd - Exit road left onto cycle path - Head towards Linndale Dr - Turn left onto Linndale Dr - Turn left onto Ardencraig Rd - Proposed Cycle Parking on left.

Travelling by bus – Locally to venue from  15 minutes

Cathkin Braes is served by bus routes which stop approximately a 15 minute walk from the venue. Remember return bus travel from Glasgow city centre is included in the cost of your event ticket.

From Glasgow city centre:

Union Street, First Bus service 75 (to Castlemilk) - Ardencraig Road (before Windlaw Rd).

Osborne Street, First Bus services 5 and 31 (to Castlemilk) - Ardencraig Road (opp Windlaw Rd).   Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

From Rutherglen – First Bus service 46 towards Castlemilk to Ardencraig Road (nr Windlaw Rd). Travel time is 15 minutes.

From Govan Bus Station - First Bus service 34 towards Castlemilk to Ardencraig Road (nr Windlaw Rd). Travel time is 44 minutes.

Travelling by rail 

There is no rail station in close proximity that serves Cathkin Braes Country Park. 

Leave your car behind!

You are advised not to drive to Cathkin Braes. Parking around the venue is reserved strictly for residents and local businesses only. There will be no set down/pick up points. Roads will be busy and subject to closures and restrictions. Blue Badge holders should visit here to book parking.

So leave your car behind and make use of the many other transport options available. Park and Ride bookings can be made here

Busy Periods

Transport is expected to be particularly busy in this area from 09.00–18.00 on 29 July 2014.

Avoid travelling at the busiest times or try cycling as an alternative to public transport.

Roads are expected to be particularly busy in this area from 09.00–18.00 on 29 July 2014. Please cycle, use public transport, or travel at less busy times.


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