Venture out a little and experience this beautiful country park on Gleniffer Braes.
With outstanding views, a serene atmosphere and amazing spaces for walks, runs and cycles, ‘the Braes’ is a great day out for anyone and everyone.
The wildlife of the park is typical of woodland and moorland – birdwatchers are in for a treat. Birds regularly seen include skylarks, meadow pipits, kestrels and sparrowhawks in addition to tit families feeding in the treetops along with goldcrest and chaffinches. Tree creepers can also occasionally be seen in Glen Park where the mature trees provide a constantly changing pattern of colour as the seasons change.
The country park is also a fantastic place for picnics with the stunning scenery and wildlife acting as a beautiful backdrop for mid-walk refreshments.
Colourful wild flowers include heath spotted orchid, wild pansy and tormentil on the grasslands, and red campion and herb Robert in the woodlands. As dusk falls, shy roe deer step from the shadows to graze, and tawny owls hunt for small mammals such as bank voles and woodmice.
Gleniffer Braes Country Park is great for visitors experiencing Paisley’s nature offering or for locals rekindling their love for the countryside.
Renfrewshire Council Ranger Service regularly lead guided walks through the park if you would like to know more during your visit.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
No pavement leading up to Gleniffer Braes – access via car.
Paisley Canal Station is a 40-minute walk from Glenifer Braes.