Palacerigg Country Park is set in the hills to the south east of Cumbernauld and has over 300 hectares to explore, plus plenty to see and do. It's also free to visit, although there may be charges for some activities when they're running events.
There are loads of different habitats to explore, including woodland, grassland, and ponds that are full of wildlife to discover! If you fancy a stroll (or ride, permits are available from visitor centre if you can bring your own horse!), there is a 10km network of bridle paths to enjoy, plus nature trails and places of historic interest. Kids of school age may enjoy evidence of peat cutting at Gobhar and fireclay mining at Glencryan, if you learn enough about it to point them out! There is also a treetop walkway offering a bird's eye view which is brilliant for sprightly sorts of all ages and makes for a great family photo backdrop.
If you would like to more about the area, check out the Visitor Centre, which has displays, interpretative panels and exhibition area. Other facilities and outdoor pursuits include a field archery course, orienteering opportunities (maps available from the visitor centre), a children's play area, golf course, gift shop, cafe, car parks, picnic sites and toilets. So you can really make a day of it!
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:15
Glasgow and Strathclyde,
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Yes, you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:45
Monday to Sunday 1!:00 - 15:45
Yes, Palacerigg Country Park is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.
Yes, Palacerigg Country Park have stated they are pushchair friendly.
Dogs are welcome
Anything else I should know?
There is an onsite shop