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Dams to Darnley Country Park and Local Nature Reserve

The country park covers over 1350 acres of green space around the East Renfrewshire and Glasgow City boundary, encompassing the green belt separating Barrhead, Darnley and Newton Mearns.

The country park is made up of a patchwork of different landscape features, including open water, wetland and burn, woodland, grassland and scrub. The area is important for its wildlife, whilst it also has a rich history.

The country park aims to provide recreational activities for local residents and visitors through a network of paths for walking, cycling and horse riding. Likely opportunities for non-motorised water sports including angling will also be considered in the future.

Where is it?

What can I do there?

The country park offers a great setting for a variety of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling and horse riding. The country park is also a great location for wildlife watching.

Throughout the year the countryside rangers lead events and health walks, as well as offering opportunities for volunteers. Countryside ranger led activities for schools are detailed within an environmental education pack. A booking form is included in the pack.

All the events are free, although booking is required for some. Please contact the countryside ranger service to book places on a forthcoming event.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You can also find out about forthcoming activities and events in Wagtail, the country park newsletter and events guide. If you would like to receive Wagtail then pass on your contact details to the countryside ranger service.

When is it open?

The country park is open at all times.

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