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Palacerigg Country Park

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Palacerigg Country Park

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Jamma203 wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
One word to describe my thoughts. Look. Hear me out. I knew of the budget cuts (I work for the council). I knew it had been snowing recently. I knew of coronavirus restrictions. My expectations were not high to begin with. But I took my 3 yo and 59 yo mum for a cheap local family day out. This “day out” only lasted one or two hours. I just had enough and I had to get home and warn some others! Nothing was there to see. Nothing was there to do. Two small looping paths. One in the moorlands. One in the woods. That was it. Everything was so badly run down and vandalised. Security was abysmal. Toilets closed. Rats scurried by. Every path was either closed off (due to natural dangers I would presume) or not gritted making it an ice rink. My mum nearly injured herself and her hand. Even the few remaining ducks near the pond:bridge looked depressed and malnourished and frozen to the bone. Such a shame. Council have utterly destroyed this country park (and my nostalgia) to save themselves a few quid. Doesn’t deserve it’s 3 star rating. Doesn’t deserve title of Country Park when Blair Drummond exists and gets same respect. Staff genuinely don’t care anymore. One laughed at me nearly sliding and falling. Oh it had this new-ish eco tree top park away off to the right 1 suitable for 10/13 yo’s only. My 3yo cried in frustration as he couldn’t climb up to the chute. I even bumped into a stable-hand going off the beaten track who admitted to us visitors regularly mistake her private land and animals as the local authorities. All in all. We are never going back there again. Place needs shut down now completely before people get injured and sue. Hey at least the council updated their false advertising web page.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Chris H wrote a review Mar 2020
Arbroath, United Kingdom21 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice place to spend with the kids. Allthough it has lost most of the animals over the years - which is a shame - it is still worthwhile a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Kate wrote a review Feb 2020
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom2 contributions
Hi, I live in cumbernauld and I know people have been disappointed about the animals at Palacerigg being removed, but there's still lots to do up there! There's a small visitor centre and toilets, a play park, and most of all there's all the trails and paths around the area like the badger loop and the circuit around the golf course that takes yu to fannyside Loch (which is great for a picnic in the summer). The only path that's currently shut is one from the edge of the golf course down to glencryan resovoir because a mine shaft has caved in, however you can still get to the resovoir and see the spooky old mind opening by taking a slightly longer route towards the model flying club, then turning right down the hill, then taking the first right again. There's so much wildlife up there and although some paths are full of puddles, most are suitable for smaller kids just not all of them suit a buggy/ pram
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Date of experience: February 2020
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anthony wrote a review Dec 2019
Scotland, United Kingdom1,644 contributions1,909 helpful votes
Wear appropriate clothes and shoes for whatever the weather conditions are forecast. Lots of nice walks and high quality fresh air. Nice sized car park.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Stephen wrote a review Nov 2019
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom76 contributions29 helpful votes
This used to be a rare breed park and always worth a visit - not now. Very run down, animals gone, all a victim of Council vandalism. The local authority should hang their heads in shame for having ruined this place.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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