Provan Hall and Bishop Loch
This area has a long and illustrious history. Bishop Loch was home to Iron Age people, and part of a vast estate owned by the Bishop’s of Glasgow during medieval times. Later the estate was owned by powerful and noble families residing at Provan Hall – and at over 500 years old Provan Hall remains an intriguing reminder of this fascinating history.
Elsewhere you can explore the woodlands and wetlands of Todd’s Well, Bishop Loch and Commonhead Moss – all great places to try our Sense of Bishop Loch Pack!
A rare survivor from medieval Glasgow, Provan Hall has many secrets to reveal and tales to tell about the Seven Lochs area over the last 500 years. Keep up to date with opening times, events and activities at www.provanhall.org
Todd's Well woodland
Visit Todd’s Well to enjoy some of the best views overlooking the Seven Lochs Wetland Park. A mile of wide, smooth trails winds through open heath, wildflower meadows and young woodland bustling with wildlife.
Bishop Loch local nature reserve
At Bishop Loch Local Nature Reserve the well-surfaced paths weave through towering oaks, mossy peat bogs and meadows bursting with colourful wildflowers. There are great views over Bishop Loch to the imposing towers of the former Gartloch Hospital.
Commonhead Moss local nature reserve
Commonhead Moss is Glasgow’s largest area of lowland raised bog. This wetland wilderness is home to carnivorous sundew plants, fluffy bog cotton, and fast flying dragonflies.
Site of Bishop's Palace
The country manor of the Bishops of Glasgow stood on the edge of Bishop Loch from the 14th century until it was demolished in 1579. All that remains now are some lumps and bumps on the ground, but an archaeological dig here found remains of a moat and barmkin wall, as well as medieval coins and pottery.
West Maryston wood
Winding woodland paths lead to a viewpoint looking across Drumpellier Country Park, and sometimes as far as Tinto Hill over 30 miles away. Watch out for wildlife including roe deer and foxes amongst the trees and buzzards and kestrels hunting overhead.
The towers of Gartloch Hospital are a central feature of the Seven Lochs. Completed in 1896 as the ‘City of Glasgow District Asylum for Pauper Lunatics’. Set in extensive grounds the imposing Victorian hospital was in use for 100 years. Some remaining buildings are now converted into flats.
Provan Hall is at 80 Auchinlea Rd, Glasgow G34 9NJ. From Easterhouse station it is a 30 minute walk / 15 minute cycle through Blairtummock Park to Provan Hall. Many local and express buses stop at Glasgow Fort, which is just a 5 minute walk away. For more information visit Traveline Scotland.