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

Route Filmstrip & Description

Take a walk from Drumpellier Country Park visitor centre, around Lochend loch and through the woodland keeping an eye out for the deer! The loch is home to a variety of birdlife, including swans, ducks and cormorants. If you are very lucky you may see the otters which also live in the loch. In the woodland habitat you will see many species of trees and ferns. There are several accessible car parking spaces in front of the visitor centre and benches along the loch side path. There are no barriers and the paths are level along the whole route. Golf course and fishing available on site.

Surveyed by: Claire Quinn, September 2014 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 2.3 km

Public Transport: Trains to nearby Gartcosh and Blairhill stations. 017 Bus from Coatbridge to Townhead
Car Park: Large number of spaces including several accessible spaces close to the vistor centre.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: Accessible Toilet on site

Full Profile

Start the walk at the visitor centre.

Start Start the walk at the visitor centre.

There are accessible parking spaces.

Path There are accessible parking spaces.

Turn left when leaving the visitor centre.

Direction Turn left when leaving the visitor centre.

Cut across the paved area to reach the loch-side path.

Path Cut across the paved area to reach the loch-side path.

Direction

Bear left on the loch-side path.

Path Bear left on the loch-side path.

Watch out for a bump in the path.

Surface Watch out for a bump in the path.

Follow the path to the left, watch out for another bump in the path.

Path Follow the path to the left, watch out for another bump in the path.

Direction

Continue on the path round the loch, taking the first path to the right, sign posted to Bishop Loch.

Direction Continue on the path round the loch, taking the first path to the right, sign posted to Bishop Loch.

Turn Left at crossroads.

Direction Turn Left at crossroads.

 

Seat

Follow the path to the left.

Direction Follow the path to the left.

 

Path

Watch out for potholes at the path edges.

Surface Watch out for potholes at the path edges.

 

Surface

The peace garden is a lovely spot to stop and take in the views.

Feature of Interest The peace garden is a lovely spot to stop and take in the views.

Direction Head towards to loch and continue round in an anti-clockwise direction.

Path

There are a variety of birds to be seen on the loch including swans, tufted ducks and cormorants.

View There are a variety of birds to be seen on the loch including swans, tufted ducks and cormorants.

The path has an uneven surface in places.

Surface The path has an uneven surface in places.

Bear left at the car park to join the footpath

Direction Bear left at the car park to join the footpath

Choose either left or right path, both take you to the visitor centre.
The right-hand path is paved, left-hand path is wooden.

Direction Choose either left or right path, both take you to the visitor centre. The right-hand path is paved, left-hand path is wooden.

The left-hand path takes you through a small nature garden.

Direction The left-hand path takes you through a small nature garden.

There is a bridged walkway through the nature garden.

Path There is a bridged walkway through the nature garden.

 

Path

Follow the path back to the visitor centre to end the walk.

End Follow the path back to the visitor centre to end the walk.

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Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
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Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
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Path
Start

 

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Vertical Profile

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