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Directions to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park:
Castle Semple Country Park

Park Sites MapAddress:
Castle Semple Visitor Centre and Country Park, Lochlip Road.
Renfrewshire, PA12 4EA
Telephone: 01505 842 882

From Glasgow:
Take M8 to Junction 28A following signs for Irvine A737.
Continue on this road for 8 miles to Roadhead Roundabout, picking up the brown sign posting as you turn right onto A760 Largs road.
After 1 mile, in Lochwinnoch, turn off the A760 at the traffic lights onto the B786 Lochwinnoch to Kilmacolm Road into Main Street.
Go to the end of Main Street and turn right, before the hill starts, at the Corner Bar on to St Winnoc Road.
Take second left immediately after passing under bridges.
This is Castle Semple Centre Car Park.  The Visitor Centre is at the end of the car park.

From Erskine Bridge:
Take M8 towards Glasgow to Junction 29, at St James Interchange follow signs for Irvine A737.  Continue on this road for 8 miles to Roadhead Roundabout, continue as above.

From Irvine:
Take the A737 towards Paisley to the Roadhead Roundabout, 2 miles beyond Beith, picking up the brown sign posting as you turn left onto A760 Largs road, continue as above.

From Greenock:
Take the A8 to Roundabout at Ferguson’s Shipyard/Newark Castle, Port Glasgow.
Take the A761 to Kilmacolm.  At the crossroads in Kilmacolm turn right onto theB786 Kilmacolm to Lochwinnoch Road.
Continue onB786into Lochwinnoch. At the bottom of the Johnshill, turn left at the Corner Bar into St Winnoc Road.
Take second left immediately after passing under bridges.
This is Castle Semple Centre Car Park. The Visitor Centre is at the end of the car park.

Via public transport:
By Train: Castle Semple is just a 15 minute walk from Lochwinnoch Train Station, upon exiting the train station coming from Glasgow/Paisley, take the stairs up to the main road (A760). Cross the road and follow the pavement along to the RSPB Centre, then follow the off road path parallel to the road all the way along to the Visitor Centre car park. If exiting from the northbound platform, follow the path alongside the station car park and then use the pedestrian crossing to cross the A760 to the RSPB.

By bus: The SPT 307 service operates from Howwood to Lochwinnoch Train Station, you can find details of time and fares here.
Key Coaches operate a similar service with details of times and fares here.

By bike: The National Cycle Network route 7 runs directly behind the Visitor Centre, this runs from Glasgow to Irvine. You can find out exactly where this route goes by looking on the SUSTRANS website here.


 

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