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Strathclyde Country Park


Strathclyde Country Park lies within 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde. Set within beautiful surroundings, this free-to-access country park is one of the most popular family attractions in the central belt of Scotland, with thousands of visitors each year enjoying the vast range of activities and events on offer.

scp view from willow tree

Ideally situated, with excellent road and public transport links, the park offers outdoor adventure playgrounds, bicycle hire, watersport activities, family fun-boats, indoor and outdoor cafe and access to toilets within the Watersports Centre.

In partnership with the community we have developed a new gateway to Strathclyde Country Park in Bellshill, this includes the addition of an exciting new BMX pumptrack, mountain bike skills-loop and trails.

As part of a the wider Masterplan for the park we aim to develop an Art Park within Strathclyde Country Park over the next 10 years.

Why not try out our new interactive map of Strathclyde Country Park?


Parking and transport

  • 10 car-parking locations throughout with excess of 3000 spaces
  • Ideally situated for public transport links between Bellshill, Motherwell and Hamilton

Watersports Centre and Cafe

  • Watersports Centre - open daily from 9am to 5pm
  • Watersports Centre Cafe - 10am to 3.30pm
  • Lochside Coffee Pod - 10am to 3.30pm. 
  • Toilets within watersports centre 

Play parks


We want to make sure that Strathclyde Country Park is accessible to all our visitors and have developed an access statement for both our park and Watersports Centre for people who have accessibility issues to help when planning your visit. We have accessible toilets, changing place facilities, accessible bike hire, accessible boat rides, step-free walking routes and plenty of seating in the park.

For further details on the accessibility of our park please contact our reception where we will be happy to help with your enquiry.

Accessible features

  • Hearing loop
  • accessible parking or drop-off point
  • lift to café level and accessible changing and toilet facilities
  • ramp to main entrance
  • level access to main entrance

Watersports and activities

Enjoy our family friendly Watersports on the loch, including bumper boats, pedalos and speed boat trips all of which are sure to keep the kids amused.

Activities and price list

Bellshill gateway and pumptrack

Working with the community, we have recently installed an exciting new BMX pumptrack, mountain bike skills loop and trails to the northern reaches of Strathclyde Country Park.

Gateway to Strathclyde Country Park in Bellshill

Walking routes and trails

There are 10 miles of walking trails to explore from the flat Lochside route through to the new interactive Bellshill Nature Trail.

Nature trail pack


Throughout the year we host various major events including:

  • world-class international rowing regattas  
  • Cycling, 5K/10k running events
  • Firework display

The Countryside Ranger Service and Get Walking Lanarkshire lead a variety of guided walks and events throughout the year.

Visit our What's on page for upcoming activities and events.

For event enquiries, please email

3* Scottish Tourist Board Visitor Attraction

Page last updated:
04 Mar 2024

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