GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lochwinnoch Walks

2 miles (2.8 km)

This Renfrewshirevillage is in an ideal spot for easy waterside walks along the local lochs, meadows and wildlife rich nature reserves.
This walk visits the RSPB's Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve on the southern side of the loch. You can start the walk from the reserve car park or from Lochwinnoch train station which lies right next to the reserve. Footpaths can then be followed through Aird Meadow to the waterside. The reserve is a great place for birdwatching with whooper swans and the great crested grebes highlights.
You can extend the walk by heading south from the car park to visit Barr Loch. On the northern side of the water there's also the splendid Castle Semple Country Park to explore.


PA12 4JF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Walks near Lochwinnoch

  • Castle Semple - Castle Semple country park is located in the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park at Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire
  • Knapps Loch - This loch in Kilmacolm in Inverclyde is a lovely place for a peaceful walk
  • Finlaystone Country Park - Enjoy way-marked walks through the parkland and woodland surrounding Finlaystone House inInverclyde, Renfrewshire
  • Balgray Reservoir - This walk visits the attractive Balgray Reservoir in Barrhead
  • Rouken Glen Park - This beautiful park near Glasgow is a perfect peaceful retreat from the busy city centre
  • Cathkin Braes Country Park - Enjoy panoramic views of the city of Glasgow and the mountain peaks beyond in this country park south east of Glasgow
  • Ayrshire Coastal Path - A walk along the beautiful Ayrshire Coast from Glenapp Kirk, just north of Stranaraer, to Skelmorlie, near Greenock
  • Dams to Darnley Country Park - Enjoy cycling and walking in this large country park near Glasgow
  • Rouken Glen Park - This beautiful park near Glasgow is a perfect peaceful retreat from the busy city centre
  • Pollok Country Park - This splendid park in Glasgow was named the best park in Britain in 2006 and in 2008, was named the best park in Europe
  • Largs - This popular seaside resort sits in a lovely spot on the North Ayrishire coast
  • Knock Hill - This circular walk climbs to Knock Hill near Largs on the North Ayshire coast.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west to Largs and you could pick up the stunning Ayrshire Coastal Path and climb to the ancient hill fort at Knock Hill.


RSPB Lochwinnoch visitor centre - - 2416275

RSPB Lochwinnoch visitor centre

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve - - 2890644

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

Part of Airds meadow - - 3191712

Part of Airds meadow

Aird Meadow Loch - - 2278300

Aird Meadow Loch

Barr Loch, Lochwinnoch - - 2683637

Barr Loch, Lochwinnoch

Loch Bridge, Lochwinnoch - - 523543

Loch Bridge, Lochwinnoch

Castle Semple Loch - - 2853432

Castle Semple Loch

Church Street, Lochwinnoch - - 2399879

Church Street, Lochwinnoch


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