• About the Park

    About the Park

    About the Park

With 270 hectares of woodland, moorland and heathland, connected by a network of paths, there’s plenty to explore.

Take a walk to Mugdock Castle which overlooks Mugdock Loch, passing by Craigend Castle on the way. Or walk over Pietches Moor then through Pheasants Wood to take in the Toadstool Trail. If you head over Khyber Field then you’ll see the WW2 Gunsites.

Finish off at the Courtyard, where you can pop into the Visitor Centre and chat with staff or browse our Gift Shop. Enjoy refreshments at one of the cafes or take a look round the gallery or garden centre.

Our history predates the bronze age and many of Scotland's momentous events in history have passed through our beautiful landscapes.

Come to Mugdock today to explore, learn, have fun, and immerse yourself in over 5,000 years of Scottish history.

Mugdock Country Park is located 10 miles north of Glasgow close to the populations of Milngavie and Strathblane. It was designated a Country Park in 1987 and combines woodland, heathland, marshland and moor along with formal walking routes, a loch, castles and gunsites left over from WWII.

The area has a long and fascinating history as well as an outstanding natural environment which sees almost 70% of the Park designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Mugdock Castle designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Craigend Castle is C-listed and the Courtyard (former Stables building) is B-listed.

Mugdock Country Park is currently owned and managed by both East Dunbartonshire and Stirling Councils through a Joint Management Committee which meets quarterly (link to committee papers). It is rated 4-star by Visit Scotland and has consistently high ratings on Tripadvisor and Google.

The strategic direction of the Park has been set by the Mugdock Strategy 2015-2020 with associated documents including the Mugdock Business Plan, Mugdock Asset Review, Mugdock Capital Plan, Mugdock Land Management Plan and Mugdock Marketing Strategy. These are currently undergoing a refresh and will be reviewed in 2021.