Glasgow Harbour to The Green Glasgow

Glasgow, Glasgow Harbour, riverside ride to The Green

A water front cycle ride along The River Clyde on its northern bank to ‘The Green’.

Approx 9 miles return route.

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The route is flat and traffic free with a tarmac surface. You can make the ride as long or as short to suit tour own needs but the route below is one which myself and my family enjoy.

Starting point is at The Tall Ship(The Glenlea), Glasgow Harbour, Stobocross Road, Glasgow, G3 8QQ.
If you are not familiar with Glasgow the direction you need to cycle is as you stand at looking at the river from the car park at the tallship you need to cycle along the water front/promenade to your left hand side with the river on your right as you cycle along.
The Glenlea is one of Glasgow’s main tourist attraction and is said to be the last remaining sailing ship in the UK which was built in Glasgow in 1896.
The first landmark you will see is near the start of your ride Bells Bridge which was constructed in 1988 to link The Scottish Exhibition Centre with The Festival Gardens across the river.
After a few hundred yards you will pass The Ferry Terminal at Anderson Quays. This ferry company is said to have ferried people across The Clyde since the 17th century at various points along the river. Today it is recognized more as a leisure attraction and is used as a venue for a variety of entertainment.

A little further along the river you will pass St Andrews Cathedral on your left which was built approx 1816 and has had major restoration work done on it over the recent years
Approx 400 yards after St Andrews Cathedral after you have cycled past another three bridges you will come to a parkland area on the water front known as Glasgow green. This park is the oldest park in Glasgow opened in 1662.

Continue to cycle along the riverside through the park area and as you cycle through
Glasgow green you will see a large hall on your left. This is ‘Peoples Palace’ which is home to a museum, art gallery and winter gardens with sub tropical plants.
After you have cycled approx one and a half miles through the park you come to the end of the park and the end of my suggested ride before you return to your starting point.
You could , if you wish cross the bridge at the end of the park which will take you across the river to Richmond Park on the opposite side of the river, but as I mentioned at the start of the ride, you can make this ride as along or short as you wish. You will find that if you continued along the river bank you will pass alongside the industrial part of Glasgow and eventually the tarmac will turn into a rough pathway not suitable for road bikes.

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