GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Castle Semple

3 miles (5 km)

Castle Semple country park is located in the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park at Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire. This route starts at the visitor centre and takes you alongside Castle Semple Loch before joining woodland trails to Park Hill. Cyclists can enjoy the lochside path which runs along National Cycle Route 7 from Glasgow to Irvine while the woodland trails are more suitable for walkers. At the southern end of the loch you will find the Lochwinnoch RSPB Nature Reserve where you can look out for a variety of wildlife from the bird hides.

Castle Semple OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Castle Semple Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Lochwinnoch Cycle Loop runs past the park and is a great way of extending your exercise. The shared cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line between Kilbirnie to Paisley. It's a nice surfaced path with views over Barr Loch and Castle Semple Loch to enjoy on the way.
Head north and you can continue your lochside walking around the tranquil Knapps Loch in Kilmacolm .

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Castle Semple Loch - geograph.org.uk - 43

Castle Semple Loch 1

Castle Semple Loch - geograph.org.uk - 921984

Castle Semple Loch 2

Kilbarchan loop, Castle Semple - geograph.org.uk - 1442746

Kilbarchan loop, Castle Semple. The railway was built in 1905 to provide extra capacity and relieve what is the remaining railway east of Castle Semple Loch. Much of its course is through cuttings. Now a cycle path. Railway is also known as the Lochwinnoch Loop or Dalry and North Johnstone Line.

Castle Semple Loch - geograph.org.uk - 581954

Castle Semple Loch

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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