This running route from Victoria Park to Clydebank takes you along a mixture of cycle paths, canals and roads.
Start inside the park and take the exit onto Westland Drive. Cross the road and follow the Jordanhill Nature Walk to the left, crossing the dual carriageway via the underpass. Follow the path to Dumbarton Road, cross at the traffic lights, turn right down Fore Street and you won’t miss the wee incline to get up onto the cycle path.
From here, the route follows the Clyde and Loch Lomond Cycleway, part of the 601 mile National Route 7 from Sunderland to Inverness. You’ll run past some weird looking buildings here and might wonder what on earth they are. Looking like some sort of military outpost, these are doocots which, according to Hidden Glasgow, are “used in a complex game of pigeon kidnap”. You’ll find a few of these dotted around Glasgow.
On the cycle path it’s a straightforward run, follow the signs for Route 7 along the disused railway into Clydebank then instead of heading to Bowling when you reach the Forth and Clyde Canal, take a right and run the canal back to Glasgow. After a mile, come off at Duntreath Avenue and after another mile or so take a right onto Lincoln Avenue. Turn left when you reach Danes Drive. Run past Scotstoun Leisure Centre and continue back to Victoria Park where you started.
If you want to run further, why not add in Victoria parkrun at the start or end of this run.