The park lies beside the A752 – two miles north of the A8/M8 Glasgow/Edinburgh trunk road and three miles south of the main Glasgow/Stirling Road (A80). It lies about one mile south of the new Gartcosh slip road on the M73.
Drumpellier Country Park is situated to the west of Coatbridge and east of Glasgow. It was formerly a private estate and in 1984 Drumpellier was officially designated as a Country Park. The Main entrance to the park is from Townhead Road in Coatbridge. The visitor centre, opened by Provost Cairns of Monkland District Council, is located at this entrance and is open all year round. It provides an ideal starting point (or finishing point) to any visit to the park. The park is popular for a number of recreational activities including: an adventure playground, guided walks, Jogging, dog walking, picnic areas, water – based activities such as boating, and angling. Rangers are available to support school projects and to give talks to interested groups. The ranger service usually have a full programme of walks and activities The park covers an area of 500 acres and comprises of 2 natural lochs, heathland, woodland and grassland – with lots of paths. The Monklands canal lies towards the southern perimeter of the park. The lochs and the canal attract a large number of water birds – both resident and migratory.
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