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Hogganfield Park is just two miles from the centre of Glasgow, and is close to one of Scotland's biggest housing estates.

On the face of it this seems an unlikely setting to find some interesting nature but Hogganfield Park is one of the best urban wildlife spots in the whole country.

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Hogganfield Park - Visitor Guide

Address:Hogganfield Park, Cumbernauld Road, Robroyston, Glasgow.
Postcode G33
Telephone:Land Services General Enquiries - 0141 287 5108
Clyde Ringing Group - via British Trust for Ornithology
Key attractions: Bird watching. Nature events - a highlight of the year is Big Bird Day held on the first Sunday in October with the Countryside Ranger Service. A circular walk provides excellent views of the loch and grassland habitats.
Essential kit:Bird identification book, binoculars are optional.
Nature watching:Winter is a good time for spotting Goosander and Jack Snipe.
Access:Good wheelchair access with a tarmac path all the way around the edge of the loch.
Getting there:The park is located 5km north east of Glasgow city centre. It is bounded by Cumbernauld Road (A80) and Avenue End Road (B765).

Regular bus services from Glasgow city centre and the park (Cumbernauld Road - the A80). Travel Line Scotland bus information - 0870 608 2 608.
Opening times:All times, year round.
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