The Barrhead Heritage Trail Walks

We have designed three different walks around the town, each taking in various sites of historical value. Walks A, B and C cover different sections of the town and each take approximately one hour to complete. The starting point for each walk is the East Renfrewshire Council Offices, Main Street, where a trail leaflet can be obtained giving the details of each historical site. There are a number of refreshment stops on each walk, details are listed below.

Walk A - The Red Route

Walk A

The Red Route - 70 minutes at moderate pace

Historic Sites - The marked sites on this walk include; Levern Mill, Cowan Park, Original St John’s Church, Stewart Rais, Dovecothall Mill, Mill House, Kate Cranston’s House, Arthurlie Football Club, Shanks’ Brass Foundry and the South and Levern Parish Church.


Walk B - The Blue Route

Walk B

The Blue Route - 55 minutes at moderate pace

Historic Sites - The marked sites on this walk include; South and Levern Church, Municipal Chambers, Provost Heys House, Council Housing, South Arthurlie House, Arthurlee House, Arthurlie Cross, Sluice Gate, Arthurlie Inns, Co-operative buildings, Bourock Parish Church, Weavers Cottage,


Walk C - The Green Route

Walk C

The Green Route - 65 minutes at moderate pace

Historic Sites - The marked sites on this walk include, South and Levern Church, Municipal Chambers, Weavers Cottage, Bourock Parish Church, Masonic Lodge, Maxton Gardens, Co-operative Buildings, Cross Stobs, Railway Station, Arthurlie Football Club and Shanks’ Brass Foundry.

A walk up some of the surrounding heights will also guarantee wonderful views of the surrounding area. Fereneze with its golf course is a fine vantage point of 585 feet. Paisley is visible from here and Glasgow too. Away to the west are the great mountain peaks of Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi in Stirlingshire; Ben Ime, Ben Vane, the Cobbler and many others in Argyllshire; while to the east the hills of Lanarkshire can be seen, with the rounded conical top of ‘Tinto Tap’.

Walking for Well Being

Walking has many health benefits. Just 30 minutes a day of moderate activity is all it takes to feel the difference.

Regular walking will help you to:

Being Active:

Walking for well-being is a Health Connect Healthy Living Centre Project. The project offers group walks and also supports those who want to walk independently. Route maps for independent walkers can be obtained from Health Connect. Remember that walking to work, school and to the shops all adds to our daily ‘quota’ of exercise.

For more information contact:

Health Connect,
7 Bank Street,
Barrhead.
East Renfrewshire
G78 2RA.

Telephone: 0141 577 8436

Refreshment Stops

Public Houses

Cafes and Shops

Restaurants and Take Aways