The Claypits is a nature reserve with wooded walks and paths running alongside the Forth and Clyde Canal, between the Firhill and Applecross basins. It was once an industrial hub linked to the canal and Glasgow’s history. It has grown, over many years, into a place for nature and wildlife to thrive. Today it is a much-loved greenspace in the heart of our communities and enjoyed by all who visit.

At the Claypits you can enjoy the most amazing views of  Glasgow and also catch glimpses of the site’s industrial past.

Wildlife is all around you, and if you are lucky you may spot roe deer, dragonflies and finches, and wild flowers

The new bridge and walkway have opened up the site to the city and connected the communities across the canal.

The Claypits is a place to meet friends, old and new, whether you are running, cycling, fishing, walking your dog or just taking a stroll.

This place is run by Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve Management Group

Please go to their website for more information:

Further information

Opening Hours

Public access is available at all times.




Accessible access
Bicycle rental
Dog friendly
Dog walking
Educational opportunities
Environmental significance
Family friendly
Family friendly path
No camping
No swimming
Point of interest

Useful information

Accessibility info

Some parts of the reserve may have uneven terrain, which can make accessibility challenging for people with mobility impairments. However, efforts have been made to improve accessibility where possible


Dogs are welcome in the nature reserve but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Venue hire

Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve does not offer venue hire for private events.