Cathcart Cemetery is a peaceful graveyard bordering Linn Park. Having opened in 1878, the cemetery has a number of beautiful gravestones and memorials dating back to the 19th Century nestled within a designed landscape setting. The cemetery is divided into two sections, the “old” Victorian section and the newer Linn extension, divided by Netherlee Road.
By Dr Stuart Nisbet
Linn Park is a place to walk, to exercise, to take children, to observe wildlife and many other things. It is also a window into the past. A green space amidst suburbia. Yet the park is not an untouched paradise. Over the past few centuries the parkland that we see today has been worked, managed and improved. For its owners, it was not only a thing to be viewed, but a resource.
A mild and damp winter, muddy earthen paths and wet dead grass abounds, our park has become sombre and forlorn, even the people walking here seem to have a glum air about them. But then a new dawn breaks spreading rich bright shadows across field and river; the first frost of the season has arrived.
A loop walk from the White Bridge to the Netherton Braes, where at the top of the hill there is a Communications tower beside the old World War 2 Ack Ack battery.
This walk is somewhat longer than most of the ones for which a route map has been made. It is best in the Summer when it is hot as a lot of it is under the trees.
There are a large number of ways to walk from the White Bridge to the top wood, round it, and back.
Routes up the way include going up the tarmac path to the stables and then round thro the stables wood, or up the meadow, or somewhat longer by following the river south; the path then comes out below the crematorium, so cut across to the top wood.