Queen’s Park and Recreation Ground 5k

Route: Recreational | Added by: Glasgow Running Routes | Date: 11 August, 2018 | 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

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Terrain: Mixed | Distance (m): 3.1 | Distance (km): 5 | Route Ascent (ft): 216

Route description

This undulating 5k takes you in and around Queen’s Park and the Queen’s Park Recreation Ground in Glasgow’s Southside and adds to our collection of 5k park runs which aren’t parkruns. See some alternative running routes in Kelvingrove, Glasgow Green, Rouken Glen and Hogganfield Park, and an alternative option for Queen’s Park. Glasgow City Council tells us that the park is dedicated to Mary Queen of Scots and is steeped in history. It was the site of the sixteenth century Battle of Langside. The park enjoys stunning views across Glasgow, however this comes at a price with a few climbs.

Start at the Balvicar Drive entrance next to Queens Park Baptist Church and take a left and run along the path for about 700m until you come to the rear of the park. Head down to the main road, turn right to cross at the traffic lights and continue running across and through the Recreation Ground. Onto Queen’s Drive and a short climb on Cathcart Road whilst keeping the Recreation Ground on your right hand side until you are back at the traffic lights to cross. Stay on the outside of Queen’s Park, running along Langside Road, Pollokshaws Road then re-enter the park and run round the model boat pond. Once you’ve finished the pond loop, take a left and run the path to finish at the Queen’s Park glasshouse. Enjoy the views and the rest of this popular park.

As with all parks, there are no lights so take care or avoid on dark nights.

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