Dams to Darnley Country Park

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Terrain

  • Grassland
  • A mix of new and old paths with varying states of repair - take proper walking shoes or wellies
  • Streams
  • Waterfalls
  • Dams
  • 4 reservoirs: Waulkmill Glen Reservoir; Littleton Reservoir; Balgray Reservoir; and Ryat Linn Reservoir

Facilities

Parking is available on Balgraystone Road and at the Ashoka car park on Nitshill Road. You can also park at Patterton Railway Station on Stewarton Road.

Points of Interest

  • Dams
  • 4 reservoirs: Waulkmill Glen Reservoir; Littleton Reservoir; Balgray Reservoir; and Ryat Linn Reservoir 

Hazards

  • Rubbish - Dams to Darnley is in quite a built-up area, so through-traffic has lead to a lot of rubbish 
  • Paths aren't always easy to walk on if you aren't wearing proper walking shoes or wellies

Travel Information

  • Drive - Parking is available on Balgraystone Road and at the Ashoka car park on Nitshill Road. You can also park at the railway station on Stewarton Road.
  • Walk - Access Dams to Darnley Country Park from Aurs Road, Corselet Road or Balgraystone Road.
  • Rail - Trains run from Glasgow Central to Patterton Railway Station. Exit the station onto Stewarton Road and take a right. Follow the road up to the roundabout and take the first left into Dams to Darnley Country Park.

Before travelling by train, have a read of National Rail's policy on travelling with animals.

Our review

Dams to Darnley is a large, sprawling country park that’s located in East Renfrewshire. Dams to Darnley spans an enormous area, so it’s not surprising that it covers quite a diverse range of parkland: from open fields and meandering streams to waterfalls and reservoirs. In many ways it's dog walking heaven.

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