This Queen’s Park 5k running route is an alternative to our 5k route around Queen’s Park and the Queen’s Park Recreation Ground in Glasgow’s southside. This version of the route takes place completely within the park. The park enjoys stunning views across Glasgow, as long as you’re ready for a few hills.
Glasgow City Council tells us that the Queen’s Park is dedicated to Mary Queen of Scots and is steeped in history. It was the site of the sixteenth century Battle of Langside. For an easier start on the legs, this run starts at the glasshouse and has you running downhill to the right. As you reach the bottom, follow the path to the right and run your first uphill until taking a left to complete two laps of the model boat pond.
After the pond, keep to the path on your left and run the perimeter with the climb starting as you run parallel to Langside Road. The climb continues and reaches its highest point as you turn left onto the path one below the flagpole. Continue running and turn left at to complete a loop (and climb) back to the glasshouse before another slight climb behind Pathhead Farm and steep downhill to finish.