Things to do

Pop into one of our visitor centres to explore exhibition and interactive displays about the history and nature of the park or just to grab a refreshment! From there, join in with an event or activity, walk or cycle our many trails or discover paths less travelled, wildlife watch and lose yourself in nature!

Visiting with children

The park is a great place to get creative, have fun, learn something new and connect with nature and history so explore more with our activity packs for all ages and interests. Check out our ReWild the Child film here!


Cycling is a great way to get around the park. We are currently working with local community groups on a series of trails for all abilities and will update here soon. In the meantime, try the Seven Lochs Trail which follows lochside paths and woodland trails through local nature reserves and past historic sites, and is a great way to explore the Park. The 10km signposted route links Drumpellier Country Park on the edge of Coatbridge to Hogganfield Park in Glasgow.

The trail is mostly on well surfaced paths in and around the park but there are some short stretches along  roads.

Walks and trails

With over 50 kilometres of paths, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the Seven Lochs by foot or bike. Our parks and nature reserves offer a range of short, easy nature walks – perfect for people of all ages and abilities – as well as longer trails such as the Seven Lochs Trail for people looking to explore further.

Or explore in a new way with A Sense of Bishop Loch Exploration Pack which has lots of creative ideas and innovative activities to help you make the most of your travels.

Wildlife watching

Seven Lochs Wetland Park really is accessible nature. A stroll around Hogganfield Loch is a great way to witness the park’s bustling birdlife – or wander through peaceful woodlands at Drumpellier Country Park and watch for buzzards soaring over the trees and shy roe deer in shady glades.

In spring and summer the park is home to many different nesting birds. Great crested grebe can be seen raising chicks at many of the park’s lochs and ponds. Cardowan Moss, Bishop Loch and Gartcosh local nature reserves are great places to listen out for some of our summer visitors, with chiffchaff, willow warbler, whitethroat and grasshopper warbler all regularly heard – if not seen – in the woodland and scrub.