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Dry Stone Walling Training

Over the weekend Ranger Pat was on a dry stone walling training course in Kilbarchan hosted by the West of Scotland Dry Stone Walling Association.  There is very much an art to this traditional method of construction...
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Muirshiel Pond Project

If you have been to Muirshiel Country Park recently you may have noticed the new pond developments are progressing at pace! First of all the site was cleared of trees by the volunteer group as part of their...
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Bog Stomp Event Times

Bog Stomp Wave 1 Competitive Males - 10.00 Forename Surname Club Race No. Time (hh:mm:ss) Marc Blane 205 01:12:00 Serge Chabert 201 01:59:21 Kieran Cooper 203 00:44:26 Richard Cooper
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Micro Moth

Went along to see what moths were out and about last Friday at the RSPB Reserve at Lochwinnoch. There was a new record for Renfrewshire with a small China-mark, which is around two centimetres across.  The moth book noted that in Scotland there was only one site in Glasgow ...
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Still time to enter the Bog Stomp 10k!

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park are hosting their first ever ‘Bog Stomp’, a 10km charity trail run on Sunday 4th September in support of Erskine hospital. The run starts from the Park’s Greenock Cut Visitor Centre and heads over the hills...
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Semple Trail Launch

On Sunday 7th August the Semple Trail Heritage Project was officially launched at Castle Semple Visitor Centre. Partners celebrated the completion of the project and release of the most up to date research and associated publications. The...
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Classic Cars Return to Castle Semple

Following on from last year’s incredibly popular show which attracted many enthusiasts, this year’s Classics at Castle Semple car show returns on Sunday 23rd October 2016 from 11am – 3pm. The event is hosted by...
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Low level algae

The 'unseasonal' weather has almost reduced the cyanobacteria at Castle Semple Loch to zero.  The only blue-green algae in the loch was Gloeotrichia echinulata (below) and it was at a Level 1 (ie  there was 1000 algae present in a litre of water, 20,000/ltr is Level 2).  At level...
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Get Ready to Bog Stomp! Sun 4th Sept

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park’s inaugural charity Bog Stomp is a 10km trail run which will see you running up hills, through muddy puddles and on gravel. Hopefully you will enjoy the stunning views over the Firth of Clyde towards Ben Lomond...
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Cascade restoration

Restoration works at the cascades, opposite the Collegiate Church, are nearly complete.  There’s a new path to view the cascades as well as an interpretation board about the fishponds and ice cave.  At the Castle Semple Centre you can pick up a booklet on the history of the area...