Bob Law: The Beauty of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This section: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Walks
- Moments Of Beauty In Glasgow: Walking Tour
- Bob Law: Walk and Photography – Greenock and Gourock Circular
- Spooky Walk at Glasgow Green
- Bob Law’s Blog: The Knock: A Small Hill Above Largs
- Bob Law’s Blog: Photography and Walks – David Livingstone Centre and River Clyde Walk
- Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Ayr. Dunure Walk and Horse Races
- Wullie Davidson’s Bus Pass Ramblings: Inverary to Dunoon
- Bob Law’s Walks and Photography: Silverburn to Barrhead
- Helen Rose Outdoor Diary, Whitby.
- Bob Law’s Blog: Cuningar Loop and The River Clyde Walkway.
- Florence Boyle: Walk from Erskine Ferry to Bowling + historical connections
- Helen Rose Outdoors Diary: Kinlochleven.
- Bob Law’s Blog: Crookston Castle and Pollok – walking and photography
- Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Dumbarton Rock and Castle
- Bob Law: The Beauty of Renfrewshire
- Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Neilston to Darnley
- Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Dram Walk
- Bob Law’s Blog: Isle of Bute – walking and cycling
- Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Inverkip
- Bob Law’s Blog: A Cold Snap