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Dawsholm Park

An area of woodland and grass on the northern boundary of Glasgow City, Dawsholm Park lies on the River Kelvin, to the north of Kelvindale, 3 miles (5 km) northwest of the city centre. Extending to 33 ha (81 acres), much of the area has been left in a natural state providing a range of habitats for birds and wildlife, together with woodland walks. The land which now forms Dawsholm Park was once part of the Garscube Estate and was purchased by Glasgow Corporation in 1922 from Sir Archibald Campbell of Succoth. This included an area known as the Belvidere plantation, noted for its rhododendron walks and magnificent views across the city. To the west lay shale bings, the remnant of a 19th century oil industry, but these were levelled by the Corporation to form a recreation area. The park benefits from an orienteering course and the Forth and Clyde Canal passes just to the south.


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