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Boden Boo

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Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.

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About

A woodland and riverside beach beneath Erskine Bridge

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.

Forests of Renfrewshire guide map (PDF 1.7MB)

Activities

Clyde Coastal Path

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.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area

You’ll find plenty of places to eat, drink and shop, and public toilets, at nearby Erskine.

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.

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Getting here

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.

Using SatNav?

PA8 6AX is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are regular buses between Glasgow and Erskine. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Nearby forests

Child holding lichen and leaves

Historic hill tracks perfect for a long walk or cycle

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Distance from 'Boden Boo': 0.58 miles
A meadow with a town and rolling hills behind

Open grass meadows, ponds and panoramic views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Cycling
Cycling
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Horse riding
Horse riding
Distance from 'Boden Boo': 1.97 miles
A meadow with long grasses with two broadleaf trees, in the background is a city scape

Grassy peak with views over Glasgow and the central belt

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Distance from 'Boden Boo': 2.01 miles

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