The story of Glasgow’s Clyde Bridges reflects the development of Glasgow from its earliest settlements alongside the River Clyde. As the city flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries this resulted in Bridges being built which encouraged trade and prosperity. This Bridges walk starts on the South Side of the Clyde at the pedestrian Bridge at Cunningar Loop (East) and follows the Clyde walkway (West) and criss-crosses the river utilising various Pedestrian and Road Bridges. It goes through Glasgow Green, into the City Centre and to the finishing point near the Millennium Bridge.The walk concludes with a short train ride from Exhibition Centre to Dalmarnock and a walk back to the starting point.
Starting Point for the Walk:
The best place to park for this walk is Cuningar Loop Car Park (Cuningar Avenue).
Getting there: 7 miles/20 minutes
Take your favourite route towards the M8 [Greenock/Kilmarnock] and then take M74 towards Carlisle. Exit M74 at Junction 2 and turn left onto Cambuslang Road (A724). Turn right into Duchess Road which, as the road bends left, becomes Downiebrae Road. Turn right into Cuningar Aveneue
The Walk – Glasgow Bridges – 7.8 miles (12 km) The walk can be shortened as required)
Head north from the parking area and turn right into Cuningar Avenue, continuing into the Cuningar Loop. Cross the River Clyde, from the south bank to the north bank, at Cuningar Pedestrian Bridge and turn left to join the River Clyde Walkway. Continue westwards and at Rutherglen Bridge cross to the south bank. Continue to the Polmadie Bridge and cross back to the north bank turning left towards Glasgow Green. Cross to the south side of the river at Albert Bridge and return to the north side at South Portland Street Suspension Bridge. Cross once again to the south side at George the Fifth Bridge before taking the IFSD Tradeston Footbridge back to the north bank. Continue on the north bank until the Clyde Arc and cross to the south side heading towards Glasgow Science Centre. At the Millennium Bridge cross back to the north side and follow the pedestrian route to the Exhibition Centre Station.Trains run regularly from the Exhibition Centre to Dalmarnock. The final leg of the walk is from Dalmarnock Station (see map at top). Head south down Dalmarnock Road, cross the Dalmarnock Bridge and turn left into Downiebrae Road to return to the starting point.