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Address: Kilmardinny Avenue, Bearsden, Scotland
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+44 141 956 6586
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I live fairly near here and walk the dog regularly and used to bring kids here a lot. Maybe people have had their expectations raised too much but there is a trail with wooden... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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JennySki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live fairly near here and walk the dog regularly and used to bring kids here a lot. Maybe people have had their expectations raised too much but there is a trail with wooden carvings and two or three have a Gruffalo theme. The Gruffalo author used to live in Bearsden. So if you park at the small car park... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We heard about the Gruffalo Trail and decided to take our daughter. The trail wasn't as good as folk made out, the trail can be over in just under a minute if you go down the wrong way to start as there wasn't any pointers on where to start the trail. The walk itself around the Loch was really nice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Came here today as heard it was a Gruffalo Trail. It is not. It is a beautiful little trail around a Loch that ends with a couple of wooden carvings of Gruffalo theme. Saying that, we were not at all disappointed. We enjoyed a lovely stroll, a playing in the park, feeding the ducks and lots of fresh air.

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Thank Lana K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife for a walk and happened to walk round the Loch. It's had work done to improve the paths as where there used to be nearly impassable puddles - the footpath is very good now.

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Thank MrPaulDonnelly
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Kilmardinny Loch is a popular site with locals and visitors alike. It is a pleasantly open expanse of water with park area surrounding it. Recent changes are sculptures carved from fallen trees. These are lovely and really novel. The most popular is The Gruffallo, loved and visited by children.

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Thank itchyfeet2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Tucked away in bearsden this beautiful we loch is so peaceful - full of kids and dogs, swans and ducks and the addition of the beautiful carved benches with all sorts of animals makes it even better

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Thank Diver1460
Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Recommended for anyone with young children or grandchildren. The walk round the loch is pleasant and our grand-children loved seeing the swans and ducks (and the signets and ducklings) but the highlight as always was the gruffalo sculptures. There is also good children's play park just a minutes walk from the sculptures. Plenty of free parking on surrounding streets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A pretty small loch in Bearsden (suburb just north of Glasgow) which you can walk round in about 20 mins at a gentle stroll. Many different plants, birds and other wildlife to see and the area is well maintained by local volunteers. Has recently benefitted from the installation of some carved furniture and a statue of the Gruffalo (books by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Great walk on a clear day...had great fun feeding the ducks and hunting the gruffalo too...great for toddlers....😊😊

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Thank Kathleen R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We had the best time we all love the gruffalo xx fab day out xxx we will be going back in the summer with a picnic and some bread for the ducks

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