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Find the best Glasgow walks. The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional resource for all walkers, hikers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to leader led walks to any really arduous walks within the Shawlands Primary School area.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Trespass Buchanan Galleries

LEVEL 4, UNIT 5 BUCHANAN GALLERIES SHOPPING CENTRE, 220 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2FF, UK – 0141 332 1764

This is a great place for quality outdoor clothing and outdoor pursuits for either myself, the wife or the grandchildren with some terrific bargains to be had during the sales, with friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff making it a pleasure to shop here

Millets

b4, 171 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3ER, UK – 0141 375 0717

Great shop for outdoor wear but unable to buy shorts any time I've ever been in hence the three stars. Going to give another star because today I was able to buy not one but two pair of shorts keep it coming guys

After Millets made a mistake and sent me wrong size bag, I contacted Glasgow shop and the help I received on the telephone and in person was fantastic. Nothing was hassle and the manager could not have been more helpful. Both staff I dealt with are a credit to Millets and I will definitely use this shop and recommend it to others. Top service and prices competitive.

Trespass St Enoch

Unit G1, St Enoch Centre, 55 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4BW, UK – 0141 204 3154

Amazingly friendly and helpful staff. Excellent sale prices on many items. I bought a rain jacket on sale for the highlands here. Sadly their selection of hiking shoes is minimal. On the other hand what they have is very reasonably priced, so if you're trying to save money make this your first stop.

Regular outdoor supplies, although they do sell smidge 😀

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Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

We could not find any Camping around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

Looking for dog friendly cottages around Glasgow? The 'Dog Friendly Cottages' website looks like any other self-catering accommodation website but every single one should be dog friendly! This saves worrying and going through all the small print. However you you may need to check with the owner where the dog is expected to sleep and the what size of dog you can have!
Dog People find this is such a great website. If you have dogs who go on holiday with you just enter G41 3QP and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!
'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Shawlands Primary School or Lanarkshire just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy

Snake bites

Most snake bites in the UK are not serious. But it's important to get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Call 999 or go to A&E immediately if:

  • you think you, or someone else, has been bitten by a snake

Find your nearest A&E

Information:

If you're not in the UK when you are bitten by a snake, contact the emergency medical services in the country you're in.

Get foreign travel advice on GOV.UK

What to do while you're waiting for help

Do

  • stay calm, most snake bites in the UK are not serious and can be treated

  • keep the part of your body that was bitten as still as you can

  • lie in the recovery position if you can

  • take paracetamol for any pain

  • try to remember the colour and pattern of the snake to tell the doctor

  • take off any jewellery and loosen clothes near the bite, in case it swells

Don’t

  • do not go near the snake, or try to catch or kill it

  • do not try to suck or cut the poison (venom) out of the bite

  • do not tie anything tightly round the part of the body where the bite is

  • do not take aspirin or ibuprofen, as they can make bleeding worse

What happens at the hospital

You will usually need to stay in hospital for at least 24 hours if you have been bitten by a snake.

The bite will be cleaned and bandaged. You may be given an injection to help protect you from tetanus.

If you were bitten by a poisonous (venomous) snake you will be treated with a medicine to fight the venom. This is given through a thin tube into a vein, called a drip.

Types of UK snake

Only 3 types of snake are found in the wild in the UK.

The adder is the only venomous snake, but you should get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.

Telling the doctors the colour and pattern of the snake that bit you could help them treat it.

Click to see images of the our three types of snake and what to do if you get bitten

www.nhs.uk/conditions/snake-bites

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