Gleniffer Braes

Renfrewshire | Paisley | Park | ★★★

[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 (6/8/15)]

Location & info

📌 Gleniffer Braes ★★★
Glenfield Road (eastern) car park is 3 mi south of Paisley town centre, G.R.: NS 481608 ///washed.wacky.flood. The western "Car park in the sky" (Robertson Park) is on the B775 at G.R.: NS 455607 ///
Always open | Free

📌 Craigielinn Waterfall ★★★
West of the Glenfield Road car park (see above) on foot, G.R.: NS 475605 ///blog.ritual.keep
Always open | Free

💬 The waterfall is a 10-min walk west from the Glenfield Road car park on paths with muddy sections. There are various ways to get there; if you pass two small reservoirs while slowly climbing, you're on the right track.

[Craigielinn waterfall (6/8/15)]

[East end of the park (16/7/17)]

[One of the reservoirs on the way to Craigielinn waterfall (16/7/17)]

[View over Glasgow at night from the "Car park in the sky" (3/1/16)]


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