Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride

Calderglen Country Park is a country park in the Scottish town of East Kilbride. It is situated along the eastern edge of the town and is its principle greenspace and recreation area. The visitor centre and adjoining facilities centre on the 17th century Torrance House which is a Category A listed building, and the remains of its adjoining landscaped policies.

The central area of the park is approached from the old entrance lodge house via the tree-lined driveway of the old estate. The park comprises the gorge portions of the once much more extensive Calderwood and Torrance Estates, with Calderwood Glen occupying the northernmost stretch of the Rotten Calder Water, and Torrance Glen the south. Several miles of nature trails run through the park with the longest routes running along the western banks from Flatt in the south to the Hamilton to East Kilbride Expressway (A725) to the north. The northern part of the park is a site of special scientific interest for is carboniferous geology, and the river features a number of waterfalls along its course.

The park opened officially in 1982 and features a small zoo, children's play facilities, display and exhibition venues, a tropical hothouse, and several sports clubs including Torrance Golf Club.

Calderglen is situated near to the industrial suburb of Kelvin, the established residential district of St. Leonards and a small 21st century development, Crutherland.
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  • Visit here often for the walks. It’s a good place for family outing and dog walk. I really love to go to this place.  more »
  • Great place for a walk in lovely surroundings . Great for kids with play ground, gardens and zoo kids can enjoy spotting the wildlife around the park  more »
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  • If u want to have a mountain and jungle tracking experience then u must visit this park. Most amazing one so far i have visited near Glasgow. Have very interesting play area for kids and adults. Then a walk path where it takes u to total different experience and u can go with kids and family as its not like a mountain tracking, just a straight path. Good for cycling but not suitable for wheel chairs. Might be ok with pram for kids as its a very long track next to running water
  • It's a small animal house but has really cool things to see. It's super cheap at 1.70 for adults and just 60p for kids and nothing for under 3s. Huge play park and great walks. Ideal family day out.

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