Strathclyde Country Park

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Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre

Strathclyde Country Park is an iconic North Lanarkshire country park which lies in 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde. Set within beautiful surroundings the park is one of the most popular family attractions in the central belt of Scotland, with thousands of visitors coming each year to the park in order to enjoy the vast range of activities and events on offer.

The park has many amenities and attractions to offer hosting many events throughout the year including; international rowing competitions, music festivals, fireworks events, guided nature walks and various club activities. Ideally situated, with excellent road and public transport links this visitor attraction offers; outdoor adventure playgrounds, bike hire, fitness gym, watersports centre with cafe, conference facilities and watersports activities including our popular Funboats and watersports courses.


On the water:

Strathclyde Country Park is an internationally renowned Watersports area based on the excellent facilities of the Watersports Centre and Strathclyde Loch. We are proud to be a licensed outdoor activity centre and cater for water activities for both family fun and for the enthusiast.

Family fun:

Why don't you bring the kids along to the park to enjoy our popular great valued Funboats On the loch we have; bumper boats, pedalos, Canadian canoes, ocean kayaks, speedboat trips and waterwalkerz - all of which are sure to keep the kids amused. We also offer a great valued '5 Activity Wristband' for both adults and children allowing for hours of fun on our pedalos, bumper boats, Canadian canoes, kayaks and speedboat trip.

For the enthusiast:

We cater for the following watersport activities at the park; rowing, sailing, kayaking, powerboat handling and windsurfing. Craft are available to hire, or you may bring your own if you prefer. Interested in undertaking a watersports course? We have our own watersports instructor who can provide his expertise in the necessary skills, all in accordance with the standards laid down by the sports' national governing bodies. We offer courses in; sailing, kayaking, powerboat handling and windsurfing.

Major events:

Throughout the year the park host various major events including, world class international rowing regattas, music events, triathlons, cycling and 10k / 5k races, fireworks events, Countryside Ranger Service, organised activities, guided nature walks and various club activities, some of our events attract upwards of 100,000 visitors.

Have a look at our 'What's On' guide to see what activities and events are planned at Strathclyde Country Park. Enquiries from anyone wishing to organise an event, (charitable, commercial or private), will be met with helpful advice and co-operation from the park's knowledgeable and experienced staff or leisure professionals, with the full support of the resources of North Lanarkshire Council's Environmental Services.

Catering Facilities:

The Waterfront Cafe at the park is situated on the first floor of our Watersports Centre overlooking Strathclyde Loch. For more information on opening times and for the cafe menu visit the Waterfront Cafe page.

Conference facilities:

At Strathclyde Country Park we have well appointed training conference and business meeting facilities situated in our Watersports Centre, comfortably accommodating up to 50 participants in a stimulating learning environment with stunning views over Strathclyde Loch.

Conditions of use:

General conditions of use rules and regulations of the park must be adhered to.


Strathclyde Country Park is accessible by public transport and a bus stop is situated at the Motherwell entrance to the park. If making your way by train please alight at either Motherwell or Airbles Road stations from where you can either walk, take a bus or taxi to the park. It is advised that timetable directions be sought before travelling. For patrons who are travelling to the park by car there are numerous car parks within the park with in excess of 3,000 spaces available.


We endeavour to ensure that Strathclyde Country Park is accessible to all of our visitors and have developed an access statement for both our park and Watersports Centre for those who may have accessibility issues to assist when planning your visit. Strathclyde Country Park offers; accessible toilets, changing place facilities, accessible bike hire, accessible boat rides, step free walking routes and ample seating throughout the park. For further details on the accessibility of our park please read our access statement or contact our reception where our team will be happy to help with your enquiry.

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