Bob Law: The Beauty of Renfrewshire

The Ridges Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire, probably due to its lack of obvious parking places for casual visitors, does not get as many tourists as its scenic beauty might deserve but over the last five decades it’s been a favourite of mine both for walking and cycling.


Duncarnock deepest Renfrewshire

Bus or train takes you to Nitshill, Barrhead, Neilston, Paisley or Johnstone and from there you can explore The Dams to Darnley Country Park, The Barrhead Dams, Lochliboside Hills, Fereneze Hills, Brownside Braes, Gleniffer Braes, Neilston Pad, Duncarnock, Walls Hill, and Thornliemuir…….. all of which provide enjoyable walking or cycling using a network of minor C class roads to get around. These roads are coloured yellow on OS Landranger maps. Glasgow Sheet 64 in this case.

Renfrewshire Cattle

Renfrewshire Cattle

In addition on the Firth of Clyde Sheet 63 OS landranger map two parking bays beside the A 761 near Knapps Loch and a large car park at Castle Semple Loch provides further opportunities to explore the countryside in all directions.

early autumn colours minor road ar Barcraigs Renfrewshire

Minor Road Barcraigs

The minor yellow roads are usually free of traffic apart from an occasional car and rolling fields of dairy cattle and horses coupled with woods, streams and numerous small lochs make this area a joy to explore.

Quarriers Village Renfrewshire

Quarriers Village Renfrewshire

The Childrens Cathedral

The Childrens Cathedral

I’ve spent 50 happy years on foot and bike crossing this area in every direction and it’s a place I never tire of, It is that enjoyable and a thrill every time. So I’ll let these photos do the talking.

Bob Law, March, 2023

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