Jenny’s Well Nature Reserve

Kick back with amazing wildlife and enjoy peace and tranquillity at Jenny’s Well

Unique among Paisley’s parks, Jenny’s Well is a nature reserve along the White Cart Water—a peaceful haven for wildlife not far from the centre of town.

Formerly a quarry, the area has now been landscaped and has a network of paths. The reserve is home to dozens of species of birds, trees, flowers, orchids, even otters and eels in the White Cart River.

There are plenty of benches to sit and have a picnic. If you’re lucky you might even see a kingfisher by the river. Whatever time of year you visit, make sure you spend a little time on the viewing platform overlooking the River Cart.

You can also see the viaduct bridge which carries the Paisley Canal railway line over the river. The bridge, built in 1806, was designed by famous civil engineer Thomas Telford.

Opening times

Open all year

Getting there

Buses regularly run along Barrhead Road from the centre of Paisley and along Hawkhead Road.

The eastern end of the reserve meets Jenny’s Well Road, which is a short cul-de-sac off Hawkhead Road. You can also enter via Cartha Crescent, Whinhill Road and Todholm Road, which all join on to Marnock Terrace, parallel to Barrhead Road. There is a small space for car parking at the end of Whinhill Road.

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