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Walking Festival 2019 Schedule

The Clyde Muirshiel Walking Festival is back! From Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May 2019. Walks for all, click for more information & book today!

The Clyde Muirshiel Walking Festival is back again this year. It aims to cater for all levels of walker, from the leisurely paced stroll to the more serious hill walker, in both pace and duration.
There are guided walks planned for each day, coordinated by Countryside Rangers with the help and support of local walking groups such as The Ramblers. Walks will start from various locations around Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, many start at or near a train station on the line from Glasgow Central. Please take a look below for more information about each walk.  

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Day 1- 25/05/2019

Up and Over: Fairlie to Largs
15km / 9.3miles | Starts: 9.45am | Allow 5hrs
This walk will take in Fairlie Castle and go on towards Blaeloch Hill before passing the impressive turbines at Kelburn Windfarm. The second part of the walk will skirt around Rigging Hill and Irish Law to the bridge over the Greeto Falls before descending into Largs for ice-cream and the train station. There is the option for an additional 5km coastal walk to Fairlie to complete the circuit.
Irish Law and Gogo Glen
14km / 9miles | Starts: 10.15 | Allow 7hrs
Start in Largs, through Douglas Park and over the rough hilly moorland to Riggin Hill. Make way to the summit of Irish Law with great views. This route can be boggy in places make sure to bring appropriate footwear. Return by the hydro track past Greeto falls.
Inverkip Coastal Trail
9km / 5.5miles | Starts: 2.00pm | Allow 3hrs
Start along A78 coast path to Marina, around edge of Ardgowan Estate, along road to North Lodge, coastal path to Lunderston Bay then coast path back to Marina and Memorial.
A Fairlie Awesome Walk
6.5km / 4miles | Starts: 10.00am | Allow 2hrs
This walk will take in Fairlie Castle, along bottom of hills to Dalry Moor road and the Ayrshire coastal path back to Fairlie.
Corlick Hill
15.5km / 10miles | Starts: 10.00am | Allow 5hrs
From the Greenock Cut Visitor Centre walk to the north end of Loch Thom. Then over Corlick and dam to Garshanghan track. Take Old Largs road to south of Loch Thom then road to centre.

Day 2- 26/05/2019

Inverkip Coastal Trail
9km / 5.5miles | Starts: 2.00pm | Allow 3hrs
Start along A78 coast path to Marina, around edge of Ardgowan Estate, along road to North Lodge, coastal path to Lunderston Bay then coast path back to Marina and Memorial.
Parkhill Meander
5km / 3miles | Starts: 11.00am | Allow 2hrs
Enjoy an easy walk along the lochshore to the wood craving at Blackditch Bay followed by a short loop around Parkhill Woods to see the stunning bluebells.
Ardgowan Castles Loop
10km / 6miles | Starts: 1.30pm | Allow 3hrs
Follow coastal path then muddy track through woods. Estate road to Ardgowan House, rough paths along clifftop castle site. Wet track down (boots needed) via West Lodge to coastal path.
Station to Station along the Cuts
16km / 10miles | Starts: 10.15am | Allow 5hrs
Start at Drumfroachar station and walk the Greenock Cut followed by the Kelly Cut, to end in Wemsys Bay.
Greenock Cut Trail
12.5km / 8miles | Starts: 10am | Allow 3hrs
A circular walk along this fine example of 19th century civil engineering. The Greenock Cut was completed in 1827 and has been rated as one of Scotland’s top 50 walks.
Fantastic Finnock
7km / 4.5miles | Starts: 10am | Allow 2hrs
A lovely walk from one train station to another making use of an old quiet tree lined country lane with great views over the Clyde to the Cowal peninsula, Isle of Bute, the Cumbrae’s and on a clear day you even see the Isle of Arran.

Day 3- 27/05/2019

7 Reservoirs Walk
21km / 13.5miles | Starts: 10.15am | Allow 7hrs
From park (near Fort Matilda Station), uphill past Coves Reservoirs. Moorland and rough tracks over hills past reservoirs. Track down to Loch Thom, then Kelly Cut or old drove road to Wemyss Bay (bus back to Battery Park).
Muirshiel Mine Track
8km / 5miles | Starts: 10.00 | Allow 2hrs
From the Visitor Centre continue along the road to the gate, follow the track along, crossing the river at the ‘new’ bridge and turn right, going slightly uphill.Return by the same route.
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