Gallus Glasgow F: the Fossil Grove

Fossil Grove
Fossil Grove

The Fossil Grove is Glasgow’s most ancient attraction. Tucked away in a corner of Victoria Park, and only open for viewing in the summer, the fossilised tree stumps were discovered in 1887 when an old quarry was being landscaped to create the park. They are the remains of an ancient forest which is around 330 million years old – twice as old as the dinosaurs!

The park, in the west of the city, is one of Glasgow’s prettiest, especially in springtime.  That’s a pure gallus swan, that is.

Tomorrow, we visit an area of the city centre with hills on every side.

 

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56 thoughts on “Gallus Glasgow F: the Fossil Grove

  1. vannillarock April 14, 2015 / 16:45

    love this, especially as a scottish friend told me about it very recently. i had been raving about the petrified forest on the I40 (was route 66) in arizona and she said glasgow had its very own! i agree they could have make more of it!!
    my husband’s throw away comment to this..’I’ve heard of Possil park…’ LOL

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    • Anabel Marsh April 14, 2015 / 16:52

      Possil will not be coming up in P! Though there is a nice walk round Possil Loch which I did consider.

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    • Anabel Marsh April 9, 2015 / 17:06

      The flower beds are always beautifully tended – it’s one of our prettiest parks.

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  2. Maria Kristina Maano April 9, 2015 / 03:55

    Ha! I really regret not being able to see more of Glasgow. But I think one week there specifically for a conference isn’t ideal. I definitely have to go back! I would have loved to visit this place.

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    • Anabel Marsh April 9, 2015 / 07:47

      Yes, conferences don’t leave much time for sight-seeing. Come back!

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    • Anabel Marsh April 8, 2015 / 22:40

      Thank you, Glasgow is noted for its numerous, and beautiful parks.

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    • Anabel Marsh April 8, 2015 / 16:52

      It only takes a short time – plenty of opportunity to see the rest of Glasgow!

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  3. Sue Archer April 8, 2015 / 01:14

    An ancient forest! That’s wonderful. It needs a more beautiful housing, though!

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    • Anabel Marsh April 8, 2015 / 07:33

      Thanks, I’ll tell my photographer! Anything half-decent is taken by my husband. He got some great swan pictures in the Lake District last week which will probably appear eventually if I’m not blogged out after this.

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