Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve (Glasgow)
The main attraction of the park is Hogganfield Loch, a large shallow loch with a wooded island. Hogganfield Park is a 48 hectares/119 acres site and is excellent for bird watching or simply walking. Access is very easy, with a tarmac path all the way around the loch edge. There is a wide variety of water birds on the loch, including some rarities.
The park was awarded a Green Flag in 2013. The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for quality parks and green spaces.
Several park ponds are managed for wildlife and/or had their banks naturalised and planted with native species improving them as wildlife habitats. In particular Robroyston Park LNR, Springburn Park, Festival Park and Dams to Darnley are worth a visit.
Images by Fajaril, flickr.
Opening times: Always open.
Entry fee: Free
Getting there: Bus timetable
Free car park
Nearest train stations include Stepps (2 miles)
Facilities: Disabled access, toilets, and children’s play area.