Scottish Gas Networks - work is ongoing at this site, please see full notice below.
Right on the edge of the River Clyde, beneath the impressive Erskine Bridge, Boden Boo looks across to the craggy ridge of the Kilpatrick Braes. Stroll amongst the trees or bring a picnic, sit back and enjoy the views from the grassy slopes or riverside beach. This popular woodland is perfect for children.
There’s a network of about 2 miles of informal trails, all ideal for easy walking and cycling. The paths are wide and smooth – great for buggies too – but be prepared for a few short moderate slopes.
Please take care when using the beach during periods of wet weather as the area is prone to quicksand. Also during winter and bird nesting season please keep dogs away from this area to prevent disturbing wildlife.
If you would like to explore a bit farther afield, Boden Boo is also on the Clyde Coastal Path – a 55km trail from Kelly Burn between Wemyss Bay and Skelmorlie to Milngavie.
You’ll find plenty of places to eat, drink and shop, and public toilets, at nearby Erskine.
Please be advised that SGN commenced work in February 2018 to build a new pipeline under the River Clyde which will replace pipelines currently suspended within the deck structure of the Erskine Bridge, and surrounding areas. This work will last until summer 2019 and will include working within Boden Boo Woodland area. As a result, we will need to fell some trees and divert a section of path. We have designed the route to keep tree felling to a minimum and will plant replacement trees using native species.
During this time some of the footpaths on the higher level will be diverted but will remain open. Diversions will be clearly marked. Please note that you may also encounter some traffic disruption at times on roads adjacent to Boden Boo Woods whilst this work is undertaken, but are requested to follow any diversions/traffic control measures to ensure your safety. Anyone wishing to receive regular updates from SGN about the works can join their mailing list: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SGNErskineBridge
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Further information regarding the SGN works can be accessed via their FAQs:
Now in its 8th year, join us for some spooky family friendly fun at this ever popular event. Booking is preferable but not essential. Cash and card payment will be available at the event. To book please call 0300 067 6700.
The turn-off for Boden Boo is on the A726, just off the south end of the Erskine Bridge. Between the roundabouts for the Erskine Bridge and Erskine town, turn north onto a small road signposted 'Crisis Counselling Centre' and follow this for 600 yards to reach the car park.
PA8 6AX is the nearest postcode.
There are regular buses between Glasgow and Erskine. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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