Waterfall at Darnley Country Park, Glasgow, Scotland

This morning, I joined a large party from Eastwood Ramblers (hikers) in a New Year, six mile/10 km walk around Darnley Country Park, south of Glasgow. The weather was unusually mild for the time of year, although very wet and muddy underfoot. The principal constituent of Darnley Country Park are the Barrhead Dams which comprise a series of interconnected reservoirs. Running through the Park are two burns (streams), namely the Brock Burn and the Aurs Burn. The Park offers a well maintained network of paths for walkers and cyclists for multi purposes including:

Route options at Darnley Country Park, Glasgow

  • Exercise.
  • Exploring the woodlands.
  • Connecting with the wildlife (birds).
  • Investigating the local geology: sandstone, sillstone and  Arden coals which date back about 324m years.
  • Photography.
  • Industrial history: textile and other mills.

Reservoir at Darnley Country Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Mill Race at Darnley Country Park, Glasgow

Navigating boggy ground at Darnely Country Park, Glasgow

Walking the Walk with Eastwood Ramblers at Darnley Country Park, Glasgow

Railway Bridge at Darnely Country Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Reservoirs at Darnely Country Park, Glasgow

Redundant Mill Building at Darnley Country Park, Glasgow

Here is a video clip of the hiking group availing of refreshment stop at waterfall.

Overall, a pleasant walk which benefited from dry weather.

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