FREE country park postcard packs

27 June 2011

New postcards promoting the country park have just been printed. Each pack contains 11 different postcards focusing upon walks, wildlife and history within Dams to Darnley. Three walks postcards give details of linear or circular routes within the country park. The paths, ponds and grassland walk takes in two circular routes within Darnley Mill. The linear heart of the country park route passes through Waulkmill Glen woodland and Waulkmill Glen, Littleton and Ryat Linn reservoirs, whilst a walk by the water follows the southern edge of Balgray Reservoir. Each walk connects with the next, giving a four mile route all the way from Nitshill Road, Darnley to Springfield Road, Barrhead.

There are four wildlife postcards encompass activities ideal for children, find the wildflowers and step into spring, colour in the butterflies because here comes the summer fun, take part in an autumn treasure hunt and find a cascade of colour and finally it is snow good if you do not know whose footprints are these? 

Each pack also contains three postcards with a theme from the past. Find out about Charles Tennant and the Darnley Bleachfields, the Gorbals Gravitation Water Company and the Barrhead dams and Camp 660, better known as Patterton Prisoner of War Camp.

One final postcard contains a short questionnaire which can be filled in and returned using the freepost address on the reverse. The feedback will help us in our continued efforts to improve the country park for visitors.

The postcard packs are free and can be picked up from local libraries and community venues surrounding the country park or by contacting the countryside rangers. The cost of producing the postcard packs was supported through LEADER funding.