7 walks in Glasgow with good pubs at the end

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As it's nickname 'Dear Green Place' suggests, Glasgow isn't short of airy, verdant spaces - perfect for inner-city hikes.

To reward yourself post-walk visit one of these conveniently located pubs.

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Glasgow Green, The Clutha and Victoria Bar

Start at the People's Palace- the city's museum of popular history - before exploring the surrounding Winter Gardens and the Doulton Fountain. From here head along Templeton street and look to your left for the radiantly decorated Templeton's Carpet Factory. Next on your left is the James Martin Memorial Drinking Fountain dedicated to a Victorian councillor.

Glasgow's Arc de Triomphe -The Mclennan Arch (Photo: Shutterstock)

From here head west and study the Category A-listed St Andrew's Suspension bridge, constructed in 1854, before following the Clyde north west.

Exit the Park via Glasgow's own Arc de Triomphe the Mclennan Arch. Once you've exited the park visit The Clutha and Victoria Bar, which has been proudly serving and entertaining locals for just under 200 years.

Visit: 159 Bridgegate, G1 5HZ - facebook.com/Cluthabar

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Bellahouston Park, Quo Vadis

Located south of the Clyde, Bellahouston Park is a great location for a leisurely stroll. Though there is no need for a strict route around the green space, we recommend starting at The House For and Art Lover, before walking in a clockwise direction. Take time to explore the Victorian walled garden, Lady Ure Drinking Fountain and Glasgow ski and snowboard centre, before exiting the park onto Paisley Road.

The House For An Art Lover was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Photo: Shutterstock)

Once you've exited visit Quo Vadis - a short distance along Paisley Road - for comfort food and a well-earned drink. The bar's name translates as "where are you going" in Latin, but you'll be going nowhere for a short while once you've taken your seat at this drinking spot.

Visit: 1860 Paisley Road West, G52 3TN - quovadis-glasgow.co.uk

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The Necropolis, Drygate Brewery

Start at the impressive looking St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art off Castle Street, before heading north to the Cathedral Precinct. From here turn right towards Glasgow's cathedral and admire the beautiful structure. Take the right turn before the Cathedral and join Church Lane and then turn left towards the Necropolis entrance.

The Necropolis is an oasis of peace in Glasgow (Photo: Shutterstock)

There are few places in the city more peaceful than the final resting spot of 50,000 city inhabitants.

Once you enter the city of the dead circulate the area in a clockwise direction before exiting onto John Knox Street and making the short trip to Drygate Brewing - the on-site bar of the Glasgow brewery has a fantastic range of freshly crafted ales.

Visit: 85 Drygate, G4 0UT - drygate.com

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Botanic Gardens, Oran Mor

Situated in the city's west end, the Botanic Gardens features several striking glasshouses, packed with countless species of plants and flowers. Enter the park's southern entrance before circulating the gardens via the Kibble Palace and the River Kelvin

The Kibble Palace Glasshouse takes centre stage in the city's botanic gardens (Photo: Shutterstock)

Once you've finished aimlessly wandering, exit from where you started and nip across the road to the Oran Mor for a whisky and some live music.

Visit: Byres Road, G12 8QX - oran-mor.co.uk

Queen's Park, The Bungo

As well as offering some of the best views in the city, Queen's Park makes an excellent spot for a brisk walk. The park is steeped in history and was the site of Battle of Langside, fought in 1568. Start at the park's Victoria Road entrance and explore the bandstands, glasshouses and boating ponds that pepper the park before exiting to the north onto Pollokshaws Road.

The view of Glasgow from Queen's Park (Photo: JP)

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Now make the short trip to The Bungo for some home cooking and a drink in a cosy setting.

Visit: Nithsdale Road, G41 2AL - thebungo.co.uk

Kelvingrove Park, The Islay Inn

Start this walk at Eldon Street and enter the park's north entrance. Now follow the River Kelvin and cross the first bridge you reach, which will take you to the pleasant 1920s Kelvingrove bandstand. From here head west admiring the park's greenery before reuniting with the River Kelvin. Cross the river once again and continue until you reach the spectacular Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (Photo: Shutterstock)

From here you can extend your walk by exploring the Victorian building's fantastic collections, or you can exit onto Argyle Street. The thoroughfare is lined with charming bars and restaurants including the Islay Inn; a traditional bar well stocked with whisky and ales.

Visit: 1256-1260 Argyle Street, G3 8TJ - islayinn.com

Pollok Park, Lok's Bar and Kitchen

Pollok Park is a wonderful location for a peaceful walk in close proximity to the city. Enter via the park's main entrance on Pollokshaws Road and navigate the greenhouses and flower beds which mark the start of the walk. You'll eventually reach Pollok House, an opulent stately home built in the 1700s. Once you've explored the house's surrounding grounds retreat down the house's driveway and bear left along the Highland Cattle Way until you reach a couple of ponds. Once beyond the water features turn left onto a well paved path and follow this until you reach the Burrell Collection - a series of artifacts collected by shipping magnate Sir William Burrell.

Pollok House was built in the 1700s (Photo: Shutterstock)

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When you're finished exploring the museum, return to Pollokshaws Road and make the short trip to Lok's Bar and Kitchen. The bar offers appetising dishes which can be washed down with a drink of your choice from the extensive drinks menu.

Visit: 16 Newlandsfield Road, G43 2XU - loksbarandkitchen.co.uk