Buggy friendly walk (with the exception of the Hobbit Village which is built on a steep slope)
Chargeable car parking at Pollok House (G43 1AT). If using public transport, I suggest joining the route at Pollok Avenue* (see route info below), as you can reach this very easily from Pollokshaws West train station, where there is also a bus stop.
WALK REPORT: 4th January 2017
Doing this circuit today I found myself wondering why on earth I have not been to Pollok Country Park more in my life. Until recently, one of my best friends lived only a 10 minute walk from it and we could easily have wandered down when I visited. It made me realise how important walking has become in my life over the past year. On deeper reflection I quickly recognised that my time spent in Shawlands generally used to involve a Chinese takeaway followed by lots of alcohol to make The Shed nightclub bearable, followed by a hangover….. not the ideal mix for a countryside walk!
I did meet a friend here around a year ago and I don’t know why I didn’t track that walk for the purposes of my blog…. However I did decide that I was going to map out a route and come back one day to do so. And that brings us to today! School was still out for the Christmas break, the sun was shining, and I had committed to walking 1000 miles in 2017 so I thought I best get some under my belt! The kids did really well to walk the whole distance, with only one tantrum when it came time to leave the play park…. nothing new or unexpected there then! Really enjoyed having the company of my mum and dad for this walk, as well as Fiona who I had only met that day through the #walk1000miles Facebook community.