Strathclyde Country Park

Thousands of visitors each year enjoy the huge range of activities available at Strathclyde Country Park from sailing to sunbathing, birdwatching to cycling, water ski-ing to watching the world go by!

Strathclyde Country Park

About Strathclyde Country Park

Hamilton Road, Motherwell ML1 3RT
01698402060
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Ideally situated, with excellent road and public transport links, the park plays host to a series of major events throughout the year, all with their own special excitement and attractions to offer the visitor.

On the water
Based on the excellent facilities of the Watersports Centre and Strathclyde Loch, the park is a licensed outdoor activity centre and caters for the following water activities:

For the enthusiast - rowing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, canoeing and water ski-ing. Craft are available for hire, or you may bring your own if you prefer. Expert instruction in the necessary skills, all in accordance with the standards laid down by the sports' national governing bodies, is available from the instructors at the park.

For fun - pedalos, bumper boats, boat trips, wavebobs and canadian canoes. There are rescue boats on the water and modern equipment is provided to ensure the exciting but safe enjoyment of all loch users.

All fresh water lochs are dangerous, particularly those like Strathclyde Loch with its shoreline shelving down to a lower layer of cold water. So swimming is not allowed and you should make sure that you and your companions always wear lifejackets or buoyancy aids when you are on the water.

On land
Land sports - served by well-equipped and meticulously maintained sports pavilions, Strathclyde Country Park caters for the following variety of sports on dry land. Football (3 hard porous pitches, 2 floodlit, 2 grass pitches and Lanarkshire's 7-a-side football centre), jogging tracks, coarse angling permits available for the loch, rivers and ponds, horse riding permits available for 7 miles of bridle paths, wayfaring and competitive orienteering - 3 different courses, cross country running, mountain bikes for hire, and to get in shape for all the above.

The countryside in the country park
Footpaths and nature trails with miles of surfaced footpaths connect through dense woodlands, wetlands and open parkland and to the long distance Clyde Walkway system. Historical features include Bothwellhaugh Roman Fort and Bathhouse and Orbiston Tower House. Wildlife refuges provide breeding sites and refuge for more than 150 different species of wild animals and birds. An all year round series of nature walks led by members of the North Lanarkshire Countryside Ranger Service is programmed.

Major events
Throughout the year the park hosts various major events which are well worth seeing. Cycling and 10k/5k races, world class international rowing, canoeing and sailing regattas on the loch, leisure exhibitions, country fairs on the showgrounds, some events attract upwards of 100,000 visitors, truly providing "something for everyone".

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Upcoming Events at Strathclyde Country Park

Strathclyde Parkrun

Strathclyde Parkrun

Selected dates between 8th January 2022 - 31st December 2022

Strathclyde Parkrun is a weekly, free 5km timed run held on Saturday mornings at Strathclyde Country Park!
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Inflatable 5K

Inflatable 5K

2nd July 2022

The UK's biggest and best Inflatable 5k course, featuring 32 massive obstacles, is heading to Strathclyde Country Park on Saturday 2nd July!
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Explore The South Calder Walkway

Explore The South Calder Walkway

9th July 2022

Discover the beauty of the South Calder water as it makes its way through the steep-sided gorges and forest within Strathclyde County Park.
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Color Obstacle Rush Glasgow

Color Obstacle Rush Glasgow

16th July 2022

The most fun run on Earth, Color Obstacle Rush at Strathclyde Park is a 5k course featuring 20 thrilling obstacles, 6 colour stations and 20 music zones!
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Deeply Dippy

Deeply Dippy

23rd July 2022

Join the North Lanarkshire Countryside Rangers at Strathclyde Park and discover what lurks below the surface of the wildlife pond!
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Tracks and Signs at Strathclyde Country Park

Tracks and Signs at Strathclyde Country Park

17th September 2022

Join the Countryside Rangers in Strathclyde Country Park as they go in search of the tracks, trails and signs our wild mammals leave behind.
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