Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

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This a short walk through pleasant woodland only 4 miles from Glasgow city centre.The route is basically level except there are a couple of very short gradients of about 15% (1:7).The path surface is firm but a little uneven in one or two spots. It is wide enough for two people to walk side by side except for 100m or so.There are no seats available along the trail.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, September 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 0.9 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

This trail starts from Avenue End Road, near its junction with Mossvale Road.

Direction This trail starts from Avenue End Road, near its junction with Mossvale Road.

The entrance to the wood has an information board giving details of paths in the area.

Start The entrance to the wood has an information board giving details of paths in the area.

A plan of Cardowan Wood is available at the entrance.

Information A plan of Cardowan Wood is available at the entrance.

There is a 800mm gap next to the kocked gate.

Width There is a 800mm gap next to the kocked gate.

Take the path to the left. You will come back from the path on the right.

Direction Take the path to the left. You will come back from the path on the right.

The path is mostly firm but may be a little uneven in places.

Surface The path is mostly firm but may be a little uneven in places.

There is a small hunmp in the path with a gradient of 11% (1:0) for 2 metres or so.

Gradient There is a small hunmp in the path with a gradient of 11% (1:0) for 2 metres or so.

 

Path

 

Path

At the first junction you come to keep left on the main path. The path to the right is a short cut back to the entrance.

Direction At the first junction you come to keep left on the main path. The path to the right is a short cut back to the entrance.

There is another short gradient at 12% (1:8) for a metre or two.

Gradient There is another short gradient at 12% (1:8) for a metre or two.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

There is another small bump in the path.

Surface There is another small bump in the path.

At the second path junction, turn right.

Direction At the second path junction, turn right.

The path is a little uneven in this area.

Surface The path is a little uneven in this area.

At the cross roads turn right to head back to the entrance.

Direction At the cross roads turn right to head back to the entrance.

 

Path

 

Path

Grass growing into the edge of the path makes it a little narrower on this stretch.

Width Grass growing into the edge of the path makes it a little narrower on this stretch.

There may be over hanging branches in some places.

Clearance There may be over hanging branches in some places.

Keep left to get back to the entrance where you started.

Direction Keep left to get back to the entrance where you started.

The pond by the path provides an opportunity to see dragonflies and other wildlife.

View The pond by the path provides an opportunity to see dragonflies and other wildlife.

At this junction take the right fork to get back to the entrance where you started.The path to the left leads to the bus stop on Mossvale Road.

Direction At this junction take the right fork to get back to the entrance where you started.The path to the left leads to the bus stop on Mossvale Road.

 

Direction

The path is a little narrower through the bushes just before you complete the circuit.

Width The path is a little narrower through the bushes just before you complete the circuit.

Back at the entrance, bear left onto Avenue End Road.

End Back at the entrance, bear left onto Avenue End Road.

There is a short slope with a gradient of 17%  (1:6) at the start of this short cut.

Gradient There is a short slope with a gradient of 17% (1:6) at the start of this short cut.

This short cut has a more uneven surface because ofthe grass growing into the path.Turn right at the junction.

Surface This short cut has a more uneven surface because ofthe grass growing into the path.Turn right at the junction.

Mossvale Road can be seen 100m away.

Path Mossvale Road can be seen 100m away.

 

Path

 

Path

Grass growing into the path narrows its surface to less than 1 metre.

Width Grass growing into the path narrows its surface to less than 1 metre.

There is a two metre slope with a gradient of 15% (1:7) to reach the pavement on Mossvale Road by the bus stop.

Gradient There is a two metre slope with a gradient of 15% (1:7) to reach the pavement on Mossvale Road by the bus stop.

Path

Cardowan Wood Phototrail

 

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Vertical Profile

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