Renfrewshire Council

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In order to maintain the measures introduced for social distancing and the restrictions on large gatherings, car parking is now prohibited in Renfrewshire Council-operated parks. Please note: under the current guidance, you should limit going outside to once a day, for no longer than an hour, and you should not drive to a destination for your daily exercise or walk.


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Gleniffer Braes Country Park

The wildlife of this park is typical of woodland and moorland.

Birds regularly seen include skylark, meadow pipit, kestrel and sparrowhawk. The tit families feed in the treetops along with goldcrests and chaffinches. 

Tree creepers can occasionally be seen in Glen Park where the mature trees provide a constantly changing pattern of colour as the seasons change. Colourful wild flowers include heath-spotted orchid, wild pansy and tormentil on the grasslands, and red campion and herb robert in the woodlands. 

As dusk falls, shy roe deer step from the shadows to gaze, and tawny owls hunt for small mammals such as bank voles and woodmice.

Cattle advisory note

Cattle are used in the Country Park to control the vegetation, preserve biodiversity and retain the wide open spaces which visitors enjoy. Please see the advisory information and map (in the Related Documents section) outlining areas within the park which are grazed and what to do if you have a dog with you.

Please be advised that the cattle are grazing on the areas of Brownside Braes and beside Glenburn Reservoir. The cattle free areas are East of Sergeantlaw Road, West of Sergeantlaw Road (behind Robertson car park), Foxbar area (north of Gleniffer Road) and Glen Park. 

Take care - cattle can be unpredictable

Before entering a grazed area check to see what alternatives there are. If you cannot avoid walking there please keep as far as possible from the cattle and watch them carefully.

If you have a dog with you:

  • Never let your dog chase or attack farm animals. Keep your dog under close control or on a short lead.
  • If cows react aggressively and move towards you, keep calm, let the dog go off the lead and take the shortest, safest route out of the field.