Both historical and graced with striking views, Cathkin Braes, which is the highest point in Glasgow, is a wee pocket of calm, offering some well deserved respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Interestingly, this spot was once home to a Celtic tribe called the Damnonii during the Iron Age, with many artefacts still emerging on the surface today. An area of the park known as Queen Mary’s Seat is thought to be the spot where Mary, Queen Of Scots witnessed the demise of her army at the Battle of Langside in 1558. History aside, there are plenty of pockets of green and varying landscape perfectly suited to walking, sitting, hiking, power walking and mountain biking. The views, which are second to none, extend over to the Ochil Hills, Campsie Fells and even Ben Lomond.