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Greenock Cut Visitor Centre

Situated in the heart of Inverclyde’s historic water catchment area, the Greenock Cut is a scheduled monument with fantastic views and trails.

Opening Hours

Car park and trails are open. The Visitor Centre is closed but toilets are open daily 9.15am – 4pm.

Find Us

Greenock Cut Visitor Centre, Cornalees Bridge, Loch Thom,
Near Greenock, Inverclyde  PA16 9LX. Telephone: 01475 521 458/ 01475 529 543.
For how to find us see Directions to Greenock Cut

Outdoor Learning

Greenock Cut has an indoor and outdoor classroom facilities and a mixed range of habitats for younger and older children to investigate.

Outdoor Activities

Great walking, cycling and wildlife opportunities surround the Centre, plus the wild land around the Centre makes it perfect for adventures by Duke of Edinburgh or our land navigation courses.

On Site


Tracks, trails and car parks are open all day, every day.

Top 5 To Do’s

  1. Do the Greenock Cut, the 12km circular sign posted route is rated as one of the top 50 walks in Scotland.
  2. Take the children Wood Spirit Hunting round the 3km Nature Trail in Shielhill Glen
  3. View the interactive Greenock Cut exhibition that explains Robert Thom’s 1820’s engineering.
  4. Climb Dunrod Hill for panoramic views of the Clyde and the Isles
  5. Join the Rangers on an event or talk to them about organising your own event on site.

Also onsite:

  • Countryside Ranger Service provide an environmental education programme and offer advice about local walking and cycling routes and wildlife.
  • History and Heritage: Aircraft Crashes – see an old engine onsite and download the fact sheet in the History section.
  • Events and outdoor activities – look on the events/courses pages for details
  • The Visitor Centre with refreshments and small gift shop is open at weekends in summer and by arrangement year round providing information on what to do and see.
  • The Special Protection Area runs south of the site because there has been an international important breeding population of hen harriers.
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