River Kelvin Bridges


Walking Tour

Beneath Kirklee Bridge on Kelvin Walkway Entrance to walkway on Kelvin Drive G20 8QN

Walk along the River Kelvin, a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. You will learn about the many and varied bridges, which cross the river reflecting the industrial heritage of Glasgow. You may even see a kingfisher along the way.

The River Kelvin flows for almost 22 miles (35 km), from its source on the moors near the village of Banton south, then west and finally south west to its confluence with the River Clyde at Yorkhill Basin in the city of Glasgow.

The river is crossed by numerous bridges of various forms of construction, some small others of great grandeur, which reflect the rapid industrial and commercial development of Glasgow in the late 19th century, early 20th century, making it one of the most important cities in the British Empire.

The de-industrialisation of Glasgow together with the gradual improvement of the water quality has made a walk beside the River Kelvin in the heart of the city a wonderful experience, with much to observe from the industrial heritage to the rich natural habitat.  Once more, the river is now home to iconic species including otters, kingfishers and the Atlantic salmon.

Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: You will learn about the many and varied types of bridges built across the river during the rapid industrial and commercial development of Glasgow in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Discover Green Glasgow: You will be surprised to learn just how much the water quality of the River Kelvin has been improved, making it home, once again, to iconic species such as the otter, kingfisher and Atlantic salmon.

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Tour Times

Sat & Sun 10am & 1pm; 1 1/2 hours



Restrictions on Access: Recommended good walking footwear

Full Disabled Access


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Hyndland Subway Station

Parking: On Street Parking Available Free of Charge
Kirklee Road, Wyndham Road and Addison Road



Institution of Civil Engineers

0141 221 5276

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