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Pollokshields / Pollokshields

City of Glasgow


Slow Ways linking Pollokshields and Giffnock, Glasgow, Renfrew, Rutherglen, Thornliebank

Scotland / City of Glasgow / Pollokshields

Pollokshields’s five Slow Ways are 60% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Giffnock—Pollokshields
Gifpol one Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 66m Descent 90m
Pollokshields—Glasgow
Polgla one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 34m Descent 28m
Pollokshields—Rutherglen
Polrut one Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 29m Descent 30m
Renfrew—Pollokshields
Renpol one Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 144m Descent 133m
Thornliebank—Pollokshields
Thopol one Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 46m Descent 63m

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Collective progress

65% of Pollokshields’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

5/5

drawn

5/5

reviewed

2/5

surveyed

1/5

verified

5 people have contributed to Pollokshields’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Pollokshields

33km out of 33km have been walked and reviewed

71km of reviews have been shared in Pollokshields

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Then onto Shields Road, which when I walked this route (Jan 24) was closed to cars because of major works at the railway bridge....

Anne Collard

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Then a couple of pleasant park sections - Auldhouse Park is particularly pleasant....

Anne Collard

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At the time, the road crossing the railway had just closed for a year, but access for pedestrians and cyclists has been maintained. After the railway, parts of the route were a bit run down/industrial, but because they were busy, they didn't feel in any way threatening....

Mary Oz

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Even though it was right next to the motorway, it was screened by trees which kept the noise and pollution down a bit. The off-road path continued with a bridge over the motorway, then over the railway, eventually bringing me out to the cemetery and crematorium, at about half way through the route. A friend who lives close by joined me for the second half of the route and we soon started through Bellahouston Park. After crossing the railway and the M77, we proceeded along a surprisingly pleasant bit of cycle track right next to the motorway but screened by trees with a reasonable viewpoint at the end....

Mary Oz

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Thornliebank—Pollokshields

Lorna Easton pledged to walk Thopol one

Good on a sunny day, definitely not the nicest walk in Glasgow as it passes through some slightly more industrial areas, still worth seeing this side though!...

Matthew Harris

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It’s a little indirect, but it means crossing the Clyde on a lovely traffic free bridge, with a short walk along the riverside to the meeting point at Glasgow Central station. Overall its a good route for Slow Ways....

Jane Taylor

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I did wonder if an alternative route could be made to the east, using green spaces such as Queen’s Park, Auldhouse Park and Mansewood High Park....

Jane Taylor

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This is a rather noisy but nevertheless interesting route which makes good use of some urban green spaces. The route then heads through Govanhill, crossing the lively Victoria Road, passing the important community amenity of Govanhill Park and travelling down a rather neglected stretch of Cathcart Road....

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Review of SlowWays Route Gifpol1 (Giffnock – Pollokshields)....

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It is a very straightforward route which follows the main road from Thornliebank to Shawlands before cutting through some quiet backstreets, emerging onto the busy Minard Road at Crossmyloof and continuing down the equally busy Darnley Road to end at Pollokshields East Railway Station....

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This road leads directly to the Clyde via a road crossing over the busy King’s Inch Road and the path through Clyde View Park. Once out of the park, the route turns right to follow the walkway adjacent to the Clyde. However it is easy enough to go around the cemetery if preferred by taking Berryknowes Road then Paisley Road West. The route emerges from the cemetery at “Halfway” and follows Paisley Road West for a few hundred metres before entering Bellahouston Park. It then takes a rather circuitous route (presumably following the core path) before leaving the park at Dumbreck Road....

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Review of SlowWays Route Polgla 1 (Pollokshields to Glasgow). It is a very straightforward route which links a suburb in the south of Glasgow with the city centre via a rather neglected area which is dominated by motorway flyovers....

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Giffnock—Pollokshields

F Berry added Gifpol one, a new walk from Giffnock to Pollokshields

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Pollokshields—Glasgow

Slow Ways added Polgla one, a new walk from Pollokshields to Glasgow

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Pollokshields—Rutherglen

Slow Ways added Polrut one, a new walk from Pollokshields to Rutherglen

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Renfrew—Pollokshields

Slow Ways added Renpol one, a new walk from Renfrew to Pollokshields

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Thornliebank—Pollokshields

Slow Ways added Thopol one, a new walk from Thornliebank to Pollokshields

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Pollokshields, Wed 22 May

17°

Light rain

Pollokshields’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

NS5805263225

Lat / Lon

55.84129° / -4.26841°

Easting / Northing

258,052E / 663,225N

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