Belhaven Park

This colourful park near the centre of Wishaw offers a scenic and peaceful place to visit

Belhaven Park

Location and access

Belhaven park is located off Glenpath street and Dryburgh road just five minutes walk from Wishaw Main street. The main entrance to the park is at Glenpath street where there is also car parking spaces available. There are other entrances to the park at Dryburgh road and at Templehall woods near Carrick crescent.

Please use the map below to locate the park.

Description

The park covers an area of 4.5 Hectares. It has an attractive layout of ornamental trees, shrubs and flower beds. Hanging baskets and flowering bulbs add more colour to the park during the spring and summertime.

There is a children's play area and a skating area within the park. Picnic benches and seating are located throughout the park. There is also an HM Armed Forces garden with informative plaques detailing various British military conflicts throughout recent history. The war memorial is placed near the attractive entrance feature at the main gate.

History

Belhaven park was gifted to the people of Wishaw by Lord Belhaven as a memorial to his son who was killed in the first world war.

General

This well maintained park adjoins Coltness woods. This has the added advantage of  encouraging a good variety of bird life into the park adding to its attractiveness. It is a favourite for dog walkers and families. It is an ideal place for a pleasant walk in peaceful surroundings.

 

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