The weather on Friday was bright and sunny and quite mild for early February. We decided to walk again in Linn Park, but this time on the opposite side of White Cart, from the walk we had done a few days before.
As it would have taken a good 40 minutes to walk to the entrance of the park, we took a no. 6 bus along Clarkston Road to the entrance, which reduced the time to 7 minutes. We were starting and finishing at different points so could not take the car.
Commonwealth Games 2014
Arriving at the park we saw that it was a designated hub park for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The entrance into the park is by a tarmac path so our shoes did not get as muddy as they had on the walk a few days previously.
|Entrance to Linn Park|
I was familiar with this part of the park, as I had been there in 2012.
|Path in Linn Park|
It was a lovely early Spring day, as the photographs above show.
|Path in Linn Park|
The advantage of walking early in the year is that there are better views of the river as they are not restricted by foliage.
A small footbridge takes visitors over the White Cart Water to the other side. Some dog walkers were there with a number of dogs, which were all very friendly.
|View of the Park|
In the photograph above a mansion house can be seen in the top right. This is Linn House, which was built around 1811 for Rev. James Hall. A short time later he became bankrupt, resulting in the house and estate being put up for auction on behalf of the creditors.
We were able to view the waterfall from the other side of the river and get closer than we had been on the other side of the river.
The park is well signposted and the above photograph shows lovely blue sky.
|Countryside in Glasgow|
In the photograph above, it is difficult to believe it was taken in one of the largest cities in Europe! It looks like it was taken in the Scottish countryside and not in an industrial city.
|White Cart Water|
Our walk through the park was coming to an end and we soon arrived at Snuffmill Bridge where we had started from on our walk a few days previously. It had been a great walk. We arrived back at the office for our last few hours of the working week before the weekend arrived.