Lunchtime Walk – Linn Park, Glasgow

One of the advantages of working in the South Side of Glasgow is the number of lovely parks within a short distance from my office. Last week I had walked with a colleague through Queens Park and this week we went to Linn Park.

I had been on a walk in the Linn Park in August 2012 (which can be viewed here ) so I was familiar with many of the paths in the park. 

Holmwood House

One of the first places we visited on the walk was Holmwood House which was designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s and is regarded as his finest domestic design. It was built in 1857-8 for James Couper, a local businessman. The house is managed by the National Trust for Scotland and is only open from April to September. We were able to walk round the house and its grounds.

Holmwood House 

Snuffmill

After walking round the grounds of Holmwood House, we found a walk beside White Cart Water and arrived at Snuffmill Bridge. The original mill was built in the18th century as Cathcart Meal Mill and became a cardboard mill in 1812 for Solomon Lindsay of Penicuik. In 1814 a snuff mill was added. The River Cart was an important river for industrial use.  

Snuffmill Bridge

The view from the bridge was very pleasant as the photographs below show.

View from Snuffmill Bridge
View from Snuffmill Bridge

The path along the river was quite muddy, but we had walking shoes on and not office ones!   

 In some places there were steep steps, but they were easy to climb.

White Cart Water

Linn Park Waterfall
We came to a waterfall, which is the most popular feature in the park. When I were last in this area in August 2012 the waterfall was disappointing, but today it had plenty of water cascading over it. Linn is the Scottish word for waterfall.

Waterfall in Linn Park February, 2014

In August 2012 the waterfall was less spectacular.

Waterfall August 2012

We had time to admire the waterfall before making our way back to the office. It has been a pleasant walk.

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5 thoughts on “Lunchtime Walk – Linn Park, Glasgow

  1. tootlepedal February 5, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    It’s hard to beat a waterfall with a decent amount of water over it. I enjoyed your walk.

    • janeslog February 6, 2014 / 7:25 am

      it was good.

      Amazing how you can pack a good walk into lunch hour them go back to the office and eat lunch at your desk.

  2. jmgoyder February 6, 2014 / 2:40 am

    I feel I have been on a little holiday now! Thanks Jane.

    • janeslog February 6, 2014 / 7:24 am

      Thanks. The weather is now improving, thank goodness, and the walks will start again. Walks round the borders parts of the West Highland Way are on the cards.

      It’s great working in this part of Glasgow.

  3. Sartenada March 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

    Great set of photos. I love especially waterfall photos.

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