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Welcome to this exploration of the three main rivers which flow through Glasgow's southwestern suburbs, the White Cart Water, Levern Water and Brock Burn.
The White Cart Water crosses the city boundary at Netherlee and flows through Glasgow's southeastern suburbs before its meanderings through Pollok Country Park. This part of the river's course is illustrated in other pages of this website.
The Levern Water and Brock Burn join together close to Silverburn Shopping Centre to form an enlarged Levern Water, which joins the White Cart west of Crookston Castle.
The recharged White Cart then leaves the city, downstream from Leverndale Hospital, heading for Paisley and then on to the River Clyde.

Aerial view of the water courses in Southwest Glasgow

Aerial view of the water courses in Southwest Glasgow


Brock Burn flowing past Silverburn Shopping Centre towards bridge at Barrhead Road

Brock Burn flowing past Silverburn Shopping Centre (right) towards bridge at Barrhead Road


View of Brock Burn between Barrhead Road and confluence with Levern Water, near Pollok Fire Station

View of Brock Burn between Barrhead Road and confluence with Levern Water, near Pollok Fire Station


1850's map showing confluence of Levern Water and Brock Burn

1850's map showing confluence of Levern Water and Brock Burn


Levern Water flowing past Pollok Fire Station, before it meets the Brock Burn

Levern Water flowing past Pollok Fire Station (right) before it meets the Brock Burn (left)


Shopping trolleys from Silverburn Shopping Centre litter the surrounding area

Shopping trolleys from Silverburn Shopping Centre litter the surrounding area


Some winter greenery beside Levern Water at Nitshill, before it joins the Brock Burn

Some winter greenery beside Levern Water near Nitshill, before it joins the Brock Burn


Tree forming improvised bridge across the Levern Water

Tree forming improvised bridge across the Levern Water


Crookston Castle

Crookston Castle sits high above Levern Water, downstream from the confluence with Brock Burn


Engraving of Crookston Castle

Engraving of Crookston Castle


Old map from 1654, showing the area around Crookston Castle

Old map from 1654, showing the area around Crookston Castle


Engraving of Crookston Castle

Another old engraving of Crookston Castle


Engraving of Crookston Castle

Engraving of Crookston Castle before restoration, showing arched masonry


Engraving of Crookston Castle

Engraving of Crookston Castle from a distance


View of White Cart Water, from footbridge at Linthaugh Road, Pollok

View of White Cart Water from footbridge at Linthaugh Road, looking back towards Pollok Country Park


Reflections on  a calm White Cart Water, a short distance before the confluence with Levern Water

Reflections on a calm White Cart Water, a short distance before the confluence with Levern Water


Old map showing the confluence of Levern Water and White Cart Water, west of Crookston Castle

Old map showing the confluence of Levern Water and White Cart Water, west of Crookston Castle


Confluence of Levern Water and White Cart Water

Confluence of Levern Water (left) and White Cart Water (right)


View of Ross Hall Hospital over White Cart Water, downstream from the confluence with Levern Water

View of Ross Hall Hospital over White Cart Water, downstream from the confluence with Levern Water


White Cart Water flowing under Howford Bridge at Crookston Road

White Cart Water flowing under Howford Bridge at Crookston Road


Sign at Howford Bridge for walkway and cycle path along the river bank

Sign at Howford Bridge for walkway and cycle path along the river bank


Small stream entering the White Cart at city boundary, with Glasgow (left) and Renfrewshire (right)

Small stream entering the White Cart at city boundary, with Glasgow (left) and Renfrewshire (right)


Looking back from Renfrewshire side of the stream entering White Cart Water at the city boundary

Looking back from Renfrewshire side of the stream entering White Cart Water at the city boundary



Church on the Hill, Langside

Muirend to Cathcart
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Old Cathcart
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Newlands
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White Cart Walk, Linn Park
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Mount Florida
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White Cart Walk, Pollok Park
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Langside and Battlefield
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Pollok Park & the Burrell
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King's Park
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Rivers: Brock, Levern & Cart
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Castlemilk
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Pollokshaws & Auldhouse
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Queen's Park Churches
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Pollokshields, Garden Suburb
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Govan
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Strathbungo & Crossmyloof
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Hutchesontown
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Laurieston
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 Gorbals - Origins & History
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 Cathcart Circle - A Railway Tour
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 Glasgow Quiz Pages - South side
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 Gerald Blaikie - Prints and Canvasses


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