Operation Outdoors, a fun access themed day out for all the family, is coming to Castle Semple Visitor Centre from 12 noon until 3pm on Sunday 22nd April. Bring your bike and your dog and learn all about how to access Renfrewshire’s countryside as well as new places to go and enjoy some fresh air this Spring!
Head of Renfrewshire Access Panel, Mr Donald Cochrane will be bringing Ella, short for Princess Cinderella – his dog, affectionately named by his granddaughter. A local farmer, Donnie (and Ella) know the pressures of raising livestock in Renfrewshire and ask that dog owners remember this is a tricky and busy time for farmers who will have new calves and lambs very soon.
Mr Cochrane said:
“We at Renfrewshire Access Panel are delighted to be working with Clyde Muirshiel and partners to promote responsible dog ownership and cycle routes at this busy time of year for the farming industry. We hope that you enjoy the day, benefit from chatting to stallholders and win a few prizes on the access code quizzes and games!”
For cyclists, including those returning from the Pedal the Park 100km Sportive happening earlier in the day, there will be a smoothie bike to try, pedal power yourself a healthy shake and bike marking by the police, a great idea for anyone with a beloved bike.
Kids are also encouraged to bring their bikes for bike health checks by our partners RT Cycles and take part in our mini skills course. Plus there are prizes to be won whilst playing the famous dog poo game and the Cracking the Code quiz. Bring your dog along and try out their control around Snelly the Sheep, it’s a great way to see how he or she reacts around sheep before encountering the real thing when out for a walk.