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We look forward to welcoming you this summer. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Bluebell Wood

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our Covid-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.

About

Pretty, open woodland on the hillside above Johnstone

4 ½ miles of well-maintained paths meander through this pretty, open woodland on the hillside above Johnstone. The peaceful Craigbog Burn and some rocky outcrops make this a wonderful place for children to play and families to get some fresh air.

Bluebell Wood used to be part of the grounds of Johnstone Castle along with nearby Rannoch Wood and Windyhill. Despite their unique characters, the three are barely separated which is why the locals refer to them all as 'the woods'.

Forests of Renfrewshire guide map (PDF 1.7MB)

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking

There are shops, places to eat and public toilets at nearby Johnstone Castle.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

More about parking

Getting here

The woods are sandwiched between Rannoch Road and Maple Drive on the south side of Johnstone. There are plenty of entry points, although aim for on street parking on Elm Drive or Maple Drive if bringing a car.

Using SatNav?

PA5 9TG is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

The forest is less than ½ mile (800 metres) from Johnstone railway station, and there are bus services along Beith Road and Rannoch Road on the edges of the woodland. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

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Nearby forests

Two small children walk along a woodland path covered in leaf litter

Mature woodland of tall beech and sycamore trees

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Distance from 'Bluebell Wood': 0.19 miles
Two women walking their dogs on woodland path, Windyhill, Renfrewshire Woods, near Johnstone

Wander through woodland to Brandyburn waterfall

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Distance from 'Bluebell Wood': 0.38 miles
Man and woman walking uphill ona  gravel path surrounded by wild hedges and mix of trees and green fields beyond.

Enjoy views of the Kilpatrick Hills and Ben Lomond

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Distance from 'Bluebell Wood': 1.65 miles

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0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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