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 site is currently only partially open due to essential improvement works, however you can access and enjoy the new pathways, boardwalks and pedestrian bridge which now connect the west and east sides of the canal north of Applecross Basin. The Claypits is due to reopen in full in the spring.