A great day out in Renfrewshire by Louis and Hannah

Wednesday 7th September, 2022

We’ve been telling you all about the many ways you can have a great day out in Renfrewshire.

Now our friends Louis and Hannah would like to share some of the favourite places they enjoy exploring in their local area – and they think you would too.

They’ll tell you about where they like to visit in Bridge of Weir and some key sights to take in.

Read their stories below:   

Louis’ Great Day Out

I think Bridge of Weir is a lovely place to go for a walk. Actually, there’s loads of different walks you can do and during lockdown, when we could only go out to exercise once a day, I was glad we could walk around such a nice place. Also, my stepdad Andy grew up in Bridge of Weir and when we are walking around, he tells us lots of funny stories from when he was a kid and we can see the places where they happened.  

“Walking through The Glen is nice. It’s got a cool waterfall and then you come out at the top where there is a park and lots of space to kick a ball about.  

Louis and Hannah at the waterfall

Louis and Hannah at the waterfall

“I also like the wee ruins that used to be a castle – that must have been a long time ago, because there doesn’t seem to be much left! But it’s cool to stand inside and imagine what it used to be like.  

“There is also a big bridge that you can walk over the river. It’s on the cycle path and it’s a really nice view.”  

Louis and Hannah at the viaduct

Louis and Hannah at the viaduct

Hannah’s Great Day Out

“I love going for peaceful walks where there are lots of trees and I can hear the sound of stones under my feet and the birds chirping. I love the wee glen in Bridge of Weir because there is even a waterfall. It’s such a nice place and it smells so fresh! 

“After the glen we go to the playpark that is beside it. My favourite thing is to go on the swings and jump off.

Hannah on the swing in Bridge of Weir play park

Hannah enjoys the swings at the play park

“Then I love going up to the secret castle. It’s hidden in the forest and it’s like a special wee place that only some people can find. It’s amazing!

“I also love the big bridge where we I can look over at the river. It’s a good place to stop for a rest if you are going on a big walk or out cycling.” 

Louis and Hannah at Ranfurly Castle

Hannah at the ‘secret’ Ranfurly Castle

See more great days out here