Dams to Darnley Country Park
Enjoy cycling and walking in this large country park near Glasgow. There are 1350 acres to explore including wetland, burn, woodland, grassland and scrub. The main attractions in the park are the beautiful Barrhead Dams with miles of waterside trails alongside a series of connected reservoirs. These include the large Balgray Reservoir and the smaller Ryat Linn and Waulkmill Reservoirs. The dams are excellent for birdwatching - look out for lapwing, ringed plover, redshank, common sandpiper and common gull.
The park is located a few miles south west of Glasgow city centre at Barrhead.
If you wanted to extend your outing you could head to the nearby Rouken Glen Park where you will find miles of walking paths.
PostcodeG53 7ZE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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The park is a good place for dog walking with lots of paths to choose from. You'll probably see other dogs with their owners on most days.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the north east there's the popular Pollok Country Park to explore. One of the highlights of the area Pollok was named the best park in Britain in 2006 and in 2008, was named the best park in Europe. In the park you'll find a riverside section along the pretty White Cart River, a beautiful walled garden with glasshouses, a delightful woodland garden and the very grand Pollok House - Scotland’s answer to Downton Abbey.