Hamiltonhill Claypits

Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve is an urban oasis, just a mile from Glasgow city centre. An  inner-city parkland, the Claypits is a 950 hectare greenspace, home to an array of plants, trees and wildlife including roe deer, eregrine falcons, whitethroat warblers and a host of waterfowl. 

Originally the home of a clay quarry used when the Forth and Clyde Canal was first built in the late 1700s, it was also the site of a foundry, glassworks and boat-building yard.

The Claypits is currently closed for essential improvement works, but the group run regular nature walks along the canal.