Rouken Glen 5k
: Recreational | : Glasgow Running Routes | : 11 August, 2018 |
: Mixed | : 3.1 | : 5 | : 242
This 5k in Rouken Glen park has a bit of everything. Road running, parkrunning and trail running all in beautiful surroundings. There is no official Saturday parkrun in Rouken Glen, however the park does host a 2k junior parkrun on Sundays.
Start at the Garden Centre entrance on Rouken Glen Road and follow it round to Stewarton Road. Turn left as if you are going into David Lloyd then stay on the right hand side to run up alongside the golf course (it’s a bit of an incline). Take a left at about 1.5k down onto the Glen Walks past the impressive waterfall. Follow the walking paths and you’ll cross over the water a few times before re-entering the park and doing a loop of the kids playground. Run up to and round the boating pond, finishing the loop with a sharp left then run up and down through the trees to finish where the paths intersect.
Make a day of it and check the Rouken Glen website to see what other activities are on at the park.
Take care on narrow paths and be mindful of other users. The paths can also get muddy and slippy in the wet.
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View the map below and use the menu button to get more information for our Glasgow running route. Click ‘hills’ for the elevation profile and see where they occur. Select ‘edit’ and you can open it on plotaroute.com where you can make changes and save the route to your own profile. View it on Strava and you can duplicate the route and save it on your profile there too.