Welcome

Dams to Darnley Country Park

East Renfrewshire and Glasgow City councils are working together to create a new country park called Dams to Darnley within the greenspace next to Barrhead, Darnley and Newton Mearns.

Follow the country park's progress to date and keep up with all the latest news and future plans.

Spring

Bluebells in Waulkmill Glen

Bluebells in Waulkmill Glen Spring

Signpost

Follow the directions and explore...

Follow the directions and explore... Signpost

Spring

Waulkmill Glen

Waulkmill Glen Spring

Grasslands

A spectacular view of the grasslands as the night falls.

A spectacular view of the grasslands as the night falls. Grasslands

Autumn leaves

The leaves in golden browns lay on the woodland floor

The leaves in golden browns lay on the woodland floor Autumn leaves

Frosted leaves

Frost coated leaves cover the woodland

Frost coated leaves cover the woodland Frosted leaves

Green clearing

Gorgeous green clearing in the woodlands

Gorgeous green clearing in the woodlands Green clearing
Path beside Balgray Reservoir

About the country park

East Renfrewshire and Glasgow City councils are developing a new country park called Dams to Darnley.

view of the tower in the Barrhead Dams

Visit us

Find out where the country park is and how to get there. A map showing the location of the country park and the network of paths within it is available.

Bicycle going through a puddle

Activities

The country park offers a great setting for a variety of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling and horse riding and orienteering.


Swan feeding at the Barrhead dams

Wildlife

The country park is made up of a mosaic of different habitats, providing homes for many species of plants and animals.

Councillors and officials visit the Barrhead dams (1899)

History

The country park and its surrounding area is rich in local history.

Countryside Park rangers

Countryside rangers

Throughout the year the countryside rangers lead events and health walks, as well as offering opportunities for schools and volunteers.  


Sunset over the Barrhead dams

Image gallery

Within the website you can find galleries of photographs taken in the country park.