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Panoramic photo by Andy Brownlie PRO Taken 20:35, 06/06/2014 (BST +0100) - Views loading...

Cathkin Braes Country Park

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Cathkin Braes Country Park is situated on the South Side of Glasgow and is renowned for its stunning panoramic views of Glasgow and beyond. This area was used as the venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games mountain bike races. An ideal location for walking, cycling, nature and recreation.

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