Gleniffer Braes

[Paisley (left) and Glasgow (right) seen from near the "Car park in the sky"]

First appearances suggest that council budget cuts haven't been kind to Paisley's local country park. Potholed car parks, weeds poking through tarmac footpaths, but also some of the best views of Glasgow from the Car park in the sky (including at night, if you ignore the site's potential as a dogging location), and a waterfall that seems too impressive to be allowed so near to an urban area. Despite being so close to Paisley's southern suburbs that you can hear the ice cream van making its rounds of Glenburn, you've every chance of having the paths to yourself on a sunny summer evening.

[Forest path above Tannahill's Well (August 2015)]

Name: Gleniffer Braes 
Location (east car park): Off Glenfield Road, Paisley, G.R.: NS 481608 ///washed.wacky.flood
Anything else? Craigielinn waterfall is about 500 metres west of the car park on clear, sometimes muddy paths. There are various ways to get there: head past two small reservoirs while slowly climbing, and you're on the right track. The Car park in the sky (Robertson Park) is on the B775 at G.R.: NS 455607 ///

[Craigielinn waterfall (August 2015)]

[East end of the park (July 2017)]

[One of the reservoirs on the way to Craigielinn waterfall (July 2017)]

[View over Glasgow at night from the "Car park in the sky" (January 2016)]


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