Glasgow is set on some fairly gentle hills, which rise from the basin created by the River Clyde. Thus, it's a city amenable to walking. Most of the following perambulations don't involve the scaling of many steep streets - although in order to obtain good vistas, a climb is sometimes obligatory. Like in any bustling metropolis with roads often clogged with traffic, pedestrians should exercise caution. Glasgow drivers (including those behind the wheels of city buses) can be a tad aggressive at times. Still, some streets in the city center have been made into vehicle-free pedestrian zones.

It is quite easy to get off the beaten track and away from crowds, should you desire. Plus, the city has plenty of parks and open spaces. And given the multitude of bus routes, the circular subway, and various suburban trains, getting back to where you began is typically easy if you tire of walking. Should you have a half-day free, walks 1 to 3 can be combined to create one pleasant stroll right across Glasgow from Merchant City to West End.

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