Glasshe one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Glasgow and Shettleston.

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Grid Ref NS5873965347
Lat / Lon 55.86055° / -4.25855°
Easting / Northing 258,739E / 665,348N
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Grid Ref NS6480564362
Lat / Lon 55.85344° / -4.16122°
Easting / Northing 264,805E / 664,362N
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Glasshe One's land is

Green urban 37.3%
Urban 60.0%
Water 2.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Jane Taylor

18 Aug 2022 Summer

I walked Glasgow to Shettleston on a hot summer’s day.
Overall the route is very much longer than going the direct way on Glashe Two. It follows the loopy bends of the river Clyde before striking uphill to Shettleston.
The route appealed because it follows the river, and I enjoyed the river section very much. The path is well used by local people and it’s an urban river setting rather than rural. It is very loopy and I was a bit frustrated at times that I didn’t seem to get any closer to my destination!
After the path leaves the river there was a short section through a cemetery, and then it was all roads, with some uphill, to the end point. Very little shade.
Refreshments: Baynes the Family Bakers at Tollcross, with a cool interior, food and drink, and toilets. Perfect on a hot afternoon.

Shettleston meeting point is in the middle of Tesco car park - I imagine it’s supposed to be outside the station, which is nearby and visible!

Stars: I’m only giving 3 stars for this route based on its local appeal, as it is very indirect and the road section isn’t very interesting. I think for a local connection Glashe Two works better.

Where this route works better is as part of a longer slow ways journey- say to/from Edinburgh - where leaving/entering Glasgow along the Clyde could be very appealing.


27 Jul 2022 Summer

Review of SlowWays Route Glasshe one (Glasgow to Shettleston).
I walked this route on a sunny afternoon in July 2022. The route begins outside Glasgow Central Rail Station and heads immediately for the River Clyde which it follows for most of its distance. After a short while, the route enters Glasgow Green and then takes the River Clyde Walkway which follows the north bank of the river. The variety of landscape here is amazing, with interesting juxtapositions of old riverside architecture, new housing developments and the green corridor of the river. Some sections are popular with walkers or actively promote access, but others are quite remote and may be off-putting to some. When I reviewed the route, the section between Shawfield Road and the impressive Shawfield footbridge was closed, but it was very easy to temporarily switch to the opposite bank where an excellent foot and cycle track is available.
Eventually the route leaves the riverside to enter St Peter’s Cemetery. Care is required here as the junction, although signposted, is easy to miss.
The final quarter of the route zig-zags through the heavily built up areas of Dalbeath, Tollcross and Shettleston (including the very long, uphill then downhill Amulree Street), eventually arriving at Shettleston Railway Station.
Because it follows the meanders of the river, this is quite a long route between the start and end points (Glasgow and Shettleston). The alternative route, Glasshe two, is much more direct and much shorter. All in all, an excellent route which follows a largely traffic-free corridor through some heavily-developed parts of the city. The on-road sections are less pleasant but perfectly safe with adequate pavements and pedestrian crossings. My only reservation is the isolation of some sections.

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