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Muirshiel Country Park

Muirshiel Visitor Centre & Country Park gives easy access to ‘great walking in hen harrier countryside’ in what was once an impressive Victorian shooting estate

Opening Hours

Muirshiel’s tracks, trails and car park are open daily. Toilets are open daily. The Visitor Centre is currently open for summer at weekends only, 11am – 4:30pm with new coffee machine, snacks and gift selection, please note it is a CASH ONLY site.

Find Us

Muirshiel Visitor Centre & Country Park, Calder Glen Road
Near Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, PA12 4LB Tel: 0300 300 0200 Opt 2
For how to find us see Directions to Muirshiel



Top 5 To Do’s

  1. Climb a volcano – a family friendly 1km walk up Windy Hill going up through mixed woodland before heading over the moor.
  2. Have a picnic, there are beautiful spots on site by the river and under the trees.
  3. Spot the owl carving near Orblis hill or run through the willow tunnels on one of the woodland trails.
  4. Watch for birds on the Visitor Centre feeders or enjoy a family friendly event with the Countryside Rangers – advanced booking on event days essential.
  5. Hunt for the Muirshiel Forest Folk or do the Insect Hunt and improve you ID skills.

Also onsite:

  • History and Heritage: The Shooting Estate – download the factsheet and or look for the remains of the 1920’s grouse railway (NS 303 674), built to transport shooting parties on to the moor
  • History and Heritage: Barytes Mine – download the factsheet for walk out over the moor along the Mine Track to the remains of the barytes mine (NS 292 648).
  • Events and outdoor activities – look on the events/courses pages for details
  • Special Protection Area surrounds the Country Park because there has been an international important breeding population of hen harriers.


Outdoor Learning

The woodland and heather moorland of Muirshiel provide great access for school trips and families to find out more about local wildlife and their habitats.


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