Get your fantastic Urban Nature Map of Glasgow
Updated: Oct 1, 2021
In an increasingly digital world, could getting your hands on a physical folded map help you explore and enjoy a greener, healthier, wilder city?
UPDATE - I'm afraid the majority of the free maps have now been given out - do get in touch and we will see if we can dig any more out and get to you - but you can buy them here.
Glasgow National Park City has been a collaborating partner in the creation of a new Urban Nature Map of Glasgow. We're excited to distribute free copies to our supporter organisations.
In a recent blog Rob Bushby introduces the project explaining "Nature is, of course, everywhere and for everyone, even in cities. Use an Urban Nature map to find the familiar, to help put nearby nature in everyday lives." Read Rob's full blog here.
There are a range of fantastic infographics, resources and activity ideas featured on the map's reverse and these are freely available to use and share. They include: 20 simple ideas to explore; ways to make where you live better for nature; how nature can help your wellbeing; ideas to bring nature and work together; suggestions for places to visit; Glasgow's facts and figures and much more...
We're making free copies of the map available to those organisations signed up as supporters of Glasgow National Park City - and also have a limited number to share with others with great ideas. So if you are a school, community group or individual who has a great idea of how you'd use the maps to inspire people to get outside and explore our City's great green and blue spaces, please contact us with your idea, let us know how you'll put them to use and how many you think you need. The free allocations is limited - but we'll try to get maps out to as many of you as possible.
All we ask in return for the free map is that you use it to inspire people to get out and explore and value our city - and that you share your stories, thoughts and places your map took you. We will be in touch for a bit of feedback in mid-March. Don't forget to use #UrbanNatureMaps on social media and tag @GlasgowNPC too!
The maps have been created by Urban Good CIC and Rob Bushby, and funded by a raft of organisations including Paths for All/Smarter Choices Smarter Places, Scottish Forestry and Glasgow City Council.