River Clyde
River Clyde
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weekak
Edinburgh, UK1,022 contributions
Sep 2020
The river Clyde is so beautiful, the water is calm and peaceful. I love seeing the clouds reflect off the water, its very relaxing and breathtaking. There are points of interest along the walkway, the Albert bridge, the portland suspension bridge and la pasionara, i only walked a little of the way, sat on some steps and had lunch but I'm sure there is far more to see and i will make a point of exploring more but its lovely to just sit and take a breathe and this is the place to do just that!
Written September 17, 2020
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK2,114 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
The walk along the Clyde from the city centre past the TV studios of STV and BBC, with views of the Riverboat Casino, the Finnieston Crane, the Exhibition Centre, the Hydro and the Transport Museum is a great way to spend an hour or so. The river has a number of bridges across, some are quite funky in design, so you can easily cross from side to side. It’s easy to include a walk of the River Kelvin too before heading back into the city centre. Good walking paths, not too busy and great views. Well worth spending a few hours doing this.
Written November 5, 2020
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Emma W
Auckland, New Zealand359 contributions
Apr 2019
One of my favourite things in Glasgow was walking along the Clyde and looking at the street art.

It does seem strange that the central city is not very connected to the river. You do not see riverside bars and cafes like you do in other cities.

It was nice walking along the river to the Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens. Buchanan Street was packed but the river walk was relatively empty,
Written February 22, 2020
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IssiD
Glasgow, UK25 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Walk from the Art Galleries & Museum (free entry but you have to book in advance during Covid restrictions). Cross Kelvin way and enter the park taking one of the varied routes through the park, heading away from the art galleries. During your walk you’ll see lots of wildlife and interesting architecture.
Cross back over the river as you near the end of the park and head across the road aiming for University Avenue. Walk up the avenue and as you reach the brow of the hill, enter the large gates of the university. Walk through the grounds and you’ll come to a point where there is a great vista over the city.
Take the road down to the right and at the bottom of the hill you’ll see a path to the left taking you to the main road. Turn left and you’ll soon be back at your starting point.
Written October 4, 2020
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Malgorzata
11,722 contributions
Nov 2019
An amazing river that runs through the city of Glasgow. Very interesting quay. I dont recommend you go for a swim but there are some pretty bridges. Good for a nice walk. When I am in Glasgow always is very nice to go for stroll along riverbank. When I'm in Glasgow I always like to take a walk along the river. So, if you are in Glasgow, I highly recommend walking along the river Clyde.
Written October 24, 2020
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Steve C
Annapolis, MD656 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
When the EU was created, they immediately dumped a potful of money into crumbling industrial towns like Glasgow. One of the things they spent that money on was the river walk. It runs the length of the city along the River Clyde on a paved walkway. A fun walk is to start at George's Square in the heart of the Old City and check out the incredible architecture. Then walk down the pedestrian mall through the trendy Princess Shopping District toward the river. When you get to the Clyde, turn right and walk down river toward the sea. After that, just follow the trail as it winds past modern glass high-rises, shipbuilding centers, the Science Center (across the river), the Scottish Exhibition Center, the Armadillo Concert Hall, the Tall Ship at Riverside, and then finally the Riverside Museum of Scotland. Check out the museum and then retrace your steps. Most of the museums charge an entrance fee but they are all very entertaining. You can easily spend a whole day exploring the Clyde, and there are plenty of places to sit down and just watch the big river roll by.
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Written February 9, 2016
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Laurence B
Aberdeen, UK4,344 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Great to walk along and enjoy the scenery. Attractions like transport museum, distillery, the Hydro, science museum etc. Great to visit.
Written May 3, 2019
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anthony
Scotland, UK1,641 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
Whilst not many vessels now sail the river, the walkways are in good condition on both sides. Watch out for cyclists who don't seem to have bells anymore. You can zig zag across the river by using the many bridges. There is a tourist map for crossing all the bridges leaving the city up to the site of the 2014 Commonwealth Athletes Village near Celtic Park football stadium. You can also use the walkways to reach the Transport Museum.
Written December 20, 2015
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NorwichCarrow
Sandgate, UK381 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We stayed by the Clyde Bridge and had a river view from our room. Walking downstream you get views of some beautiful Victorian factories, but they are rather obscured by a massive bingo hall and some very dull modern residential developments. Further on are modern office blocks before getting to the impressive Glasgow Arc bridge. Upstream you pass St Andrews Cathedral, which is worth a visit, before reaching Glasgow Green and the People’s Palace. What struck both of us was the total lack of any traffic on the river, no canoes or rowing clubs or water buses. Also the only wildlife that seemed present were gulls. It just seems a shame that a fantastic river should be so under-utilised.
Written September 26, 2019
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foxes2016
Bournemouth, UK10 contributions
Jan 2020
A chance to amble, away from the hustle and bustle of the City Centre. Work still going on, to complete the access.
Written January 21, 2020
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