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Barnbrock

By bicycle: Sustrans National Cycle Route 7 in Bridge of Weir is 5km from the site. Take Torr Road for 3km then turn right up hill onto B786 for 2km and turn left at brown sign, Barnbrock, site is 300m on right.
By train: Glasgow Central to Lochwinnoch (Ardrossan/Ayr line). The station is 8km from the site. On exiting the station, cross the A760 Largs Road near the RSPB reserve, follow the off-road path for 1.5km to the Castle Semple Centre and go under the bridge and along St Winnoc Road. Turn right on to High Street and go up the Johnshill on the B786 (no pavement) for 4km. Johnstone Railway Station, same line is 12km and has a taxi rank.
By bus: There is a no regular service however SPT MyBus Rural, Service 965, Gryffe Valley operates in the area. Click here for details.
By car: Take the M8 past Glasgow Airport and on to the A737, signposted Irvine. Turn on to the A760 and then the B786 through Lochwinnoch, going up the Johnshill following the brown signs for Barnbrock.

Castle Semple Visitor Centre

By bicycle: Sustrans National Cycle Route 7 passes the visitor centre, Parkhill Wood and Collegiate Church.
By train: Glasgow Central to Lochwinnoch (Ardrossan /Ayr line). Exit the station and cross the A760 Largs Road near the RSPB reserve. Follow the off-road path around the loch for about 1.5km. The path is flat and tarmacked.
By bus: Citylink X34/X36, Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station–Ardrossan. Get off at the Roadhead roundabout on the A737. Follow the A760 Largs Road downhill to the RSPB reserve, and then follow the off-road path around the loch for about 1.5km.
Gillen’s Coaches 307, Johnstone Station–Lochwinnoch Station via Howwood and Lochwinnoch: get off at the bottom of the Johnshill and walk down St Winnoch Road under the (old) railway bridges to the main car park entrance.
By car: Take the M8 past Glasgow Airport on to the A737, signposted Irvine. Follow brown signs for Castle Semple.

Greenock Cut Visitor Centre

By train: Glasgow Central to Inverkip or Drumfrochar (Wemyss Bay line). Inverkip is 5km from the site, uphill on a single-track road. Alternatively, from Drumfrochar station, turn left and follow the road uphill past Overton Primary School. Take the 2nd turning on your left which leads to a small carpark. From there go to the white Waterman’s Cottage, through the gate and up the Overton track for 4km which leads to the centre, car park and toilets. A more scenic route to the visitor centre is along the Greenock Cut (6.5km) turning right along the cut towpath instead of through the gate at the cottage. This gives great views of Greenock and the Clyde estuary as far down as Ailsa Craig.
By bus: The only bus from Glasgow involves a 4.5km walk uphill on a single-track road (McGill’s 901, Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station–Largs, which passes the site on the A78) but C&M Coaches run a local bus service from the travel centre in West Stewart Street, Greenock, to Overton, and from here you can take either of the two scenic walks detailed in ‘By train’ above.
By car: From Glasgow, take the M8/A8 to Greenock, at the fire station turn left onto the B788 and continue onto the B7054, follow the brown signs for the old Largs road scenic route and signs to the Greenock Cut Visitor Centre.
From Ayrshire, take the A78 to Largs, from Largs follow the Brisbane Glen road after 8 miles turn left and follow signs to the Greenock Cut Visitor Centre.

Muirshiel Visitor Centre

By train: Glasgow Central to Lochwinnoch (Ardrossan/Ayr line). The station is more than 6km away from the site. On exiting the station, cross the A760 Largs Road near the RSPB reserve, follow the off-road path for 1.5km to the Castle Semple Centre and go under the bridge and along St Winnoc Road. Turn right on to High Street and follow Johnshill for about 1km. Turn left on to a road signposted Muirshiel and continue uphill for 4km along the metalled road.
By bus: Citylink X34/X36 (Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan). Get off at the Roadhead roundabout on the A737. Follow the A760 Largs Road downhill to the RSPB reserve, then follow directions as given in the ‘By train section’. Gillen’s Coaches 307 Johnstone Station–Lochwinnoch Station via Howwood and Lochwinnoch: get off at the top of the Johnshill and go along and uphill (there is no pavement) for about 1km mile, turn left on to a road signposted Muirshiel and continue for 4km. Although scenic, the walk is uphill on a road shared with cars and other traffic, which for the first part is likely to be fast moving.
By car: Take the M8 past Glasgow Airport and on to the A737, signposted Irvine. Turn on to the A760 and then the B786 through Lochwinnoch, going up the Johnshill following the brown signs for Muirshiel. The last 4km are on a single-track metalled public road.

Lunderston Bay

By bicycle: Sustrans National Cycle Route 75 passes through the site.
By train: Glasgow Central–Inverkip (Wemyss Bay line). The station is 4km from the site, so taking a bicycle might make this journey easier: on exiting the station, head north on Station Avenue, turn right on to Main Street and right again on to the A78/Inverkip Road – at the roundabout turn left along Cloch Road for 1.5km.
By bus: McGill’s 901 (Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station–Largs) passes the entrance to the car park: on the coastal road A770 (Cloch Road) opposite Cardwell Garden Centre and marked with a small brown sign saying ‘picnic site’.
By car: From Glasgow take the M8/A78 through Greenock and before Inverkip turn on to the A770 and follow the brown signs. From Ayrshire take the A78 towards Greenock, after Inverkip turn on to the A770 and following the brown signs.

Locherwood Community Woodland

By bicycle: Sustrans National Cycle Route 7 in Bridge of Weir is 5km from the site. Take Torr Road for 3km then turn right up hill onto B786 for 2km and turn right 200 m beyond brown sign for Barnbrock.
By train: Glasgow Central to Lochwinnoch (Ardrossan/Ayr line). The station is 8km from the site. On exiting the station, cross the A760 Largs Road near the RSPB reserve, follow the off-road path for 1.5km to the Castle Semple Centre and go under the bridge and along St Winnoc Road. Turn right on to High Street and go up the Johnshill on the B786 (no pavement) for 4km. Johnstone Railway Station, same line is 12km and has a taxi rank.
By bus: There is a no regular service however SPT MyBus Rural, Service 965, Gryffe Valley operates in the area. Click here for details and operating times.
By car: Take the M8 past Glasgow Airport and on to the A737, signposted Irvine. Turn on to the A760 and then the B786 through Lochwinnoch, going up the Johnshill following the brown signs for Barnbrock, Locherwood car park is 200m before the Barnbrock road end on the left when travelling north.

Haylie Brae Viewpoint

By train: Glasgow Central to Largs. The station is 3km from the site, from the station walk along the coast towards the Pencil Monument, turning right up May Street and go up through Douglas Park. Click here (http://www.ayrshirepaths.org.uk/walklargs.htm) for route information
By bus: Various buses pass by, check with operator if they will stop at ‘Haylie Brae Viewpoint’
By car: On A760 Lochwinoch to Largs road, 2.5 km from junction with A78 in Largs.

Dalry Moor

By train: Glasgow Central to Dalry (Ardossan/Ayr line). Follow the sign posts for Baidland Hill to join the Moor Road. More info here.

By car: Take the A737 to Dalry and turn onto the B780 after 2km turn right onto Wingfaulds Road just after the cemetery, this is the start of the single track moor road

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