Walks

With Govanhill Community Development Trust

Govanhill 7-Day 10K!

Monday 02 to Sunday 08 August

This is your chance to really get to know our neighbourhood as we walk every single street in Govanhill.  Do it in one hour (if you can!), one day, one week … just do it!  Maps will be provided for you to take on the streets with your feet and highlight some very cool stuff along the way!  If you’re feeling really inspired you can even do a lap of victory!   This will be a self-guided challenge, with the option to complete some shorter routes for those who don’t fancy going the whole distance.

 Download a participant pack which includes maps, routes and instructions here.

With Govanhill Community Development Trust

You Are Here: Govanhill Walking Tour

Wednesday 04 August

Explore Govanhill on foot and learn more about the history, architecture, greenspaces, faith communities and hidden gems of our neighbourhood. Discover Govanhill’s mature woodland, visit its hidden parks, stumble across architectural gems and learn more about the area’s history.  This will be a self-guided walking tour but with interactive local content provided by local people that can be accessed at any time as you follow the route.  Maps will be provided.

Hannah Frank Mini-Walking Tours

Sunday 08 August: 11:00am, 12 noon, 3:00pm
Saturday 14 August: 11:00am, 3:00pm, 4:00pm

Meet at the entrance of Queen’s park on Victoria Road

Book your spot here. Booking is helpful but not essential – feel free to just turn up!

These mini tours will be led by Iona Wallace and Belen De Bacco, Glasgow University students who have been working alongside Fiona Frank, Hannah Frank’s niece and champion, over the last three months doing original research on the artist. Join us to discover more about Hannah Frank’s life, art, and her family ties to Govanhill and share your own thoughts about these iconic artworks.

Third Lanark and Cathkin Park Walking Tour

Sunday 08 August, 12:00 to 2:30pm

Cathkin Park, 58-82 Florida Ave (Venue 16)

Seámus Ferry is the current Club “Historian & Memorabilia Curator” for the amateur team Third Lanark AFC, a team he has supported for nearly 10 years. Only 23 and born 31 years after Third Lanark’s last game in 1967, Seámus first discovered Cathkin while playing Rugby for Holyrood Secondary. In this walk & talk tour, he will guide participants through the Clubs Archive to help educate those who may have never heard of Third Lanark as well as hopefully bringing back fond memories for those who were a “HiHi” supporter. Meet at Cathkin Park for the guided walk before heading to Dixon Halls for a tea break and discussion.

With Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Jewish Govanhill Walking Trail

Monday 09 August, 2:00pm
355 Langside Rd (Venue 14)

Booking for this event is essential. Book your spot here.

Jewish people have lived in Govanhill since the beginning of the 20th Century. This trail will trace the origins of Jewish settlement in the area, walking the streets where the Jewish community have lived, worked and played. We’ll visit the locations of Jewish youth groups, communal organisations, shops, businesses and, of course, synagogues. The trail will be led by Harvey Kaplan and Fiona Brodie of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre.

With South Glasgow Heritage & Environment Trust

Queens Park Heritage Trail

Friday 13 August, 12:00 to 2:00pm
Meet Queens Pk Entrance (Venue 15)
Click to book a place

Enjoy a guided heritage walk around Queen’s Park, led by South Glasgow Heritage & Environment Trust. Find out about the history behind the arena, flagpole, Camphill Estate, earthworks and more! The trail will draw on material from our book South Glasgow heritage Trails: A Guide.

Three Hampdens and Two Cathkin Walking Tour

Saturday 14 August, 2:00 to 3:30pm
Corner of Coplaw St and Victoria Rd (Venue 2)

Join local artist and historian Hugh Reed (of ‘Hugh Reed & The Velvet Underpants’) for the ultimate football tour of Govanhill and Mount Florida. Discover the history behind the sites where Third Lanark and Queens Park FC were founded, before exploring the Hampden Bowling Club, Cathkin, Hampden main stadium and lesser Hampden.