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Windyhill

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Windyhill Forest Notices

We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and will be free of charge.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Wander through woodland to Brandyburn waterfall

The gentle slope of Windyhill leads up through birch and oak woodland to views of Paisley, Glasgow and the Kilpatrick Hills. Continue on to the southern edge of the wood to find the Brandyburn waterfall, a popular local beauty spot.

Forests of Renfrewshire guide map (PDF 1.7MB)

Facilities & access

There are shops, places to eat and public toilets in Johnstone.

Getting here

Windyhill is on the south side of Johnstone, just over Auchenlodment Road from Bluebell Wood. Why not combine a walk through both into a longer adventure?

If you want to get here by car, a small number of parking spaces are available on Auchenlodment Road. Head north from the junction with Rannoch Road.

Using SatNav?

PA5 0SP is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

The forest is less than 1 mile from Johnstone railway station, and there are bus services along Rannoch Road to the edge of the woodland. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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