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Greenock bog stomp route map 2016

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...

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...

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...
Upper cascade after

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...
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Semple Trail Survey – Share your Thoughts

Do you use Castle Semple Country Park area often? The Semple Trail Heritage Project is looking for your opinions! Share your thoughts in this 5 minute survey, link below:
Pandorina morum

Not so blue-green

The recent poor weather has reduced the amount of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) to very low levels.  Following the previous Level 3 there is still the potential for some toxins in the loch from decaying algae and so it is safer to ensure hands are washed before eating food if...
Muirshiel Road

Muirshiel Country Park Reopens

Muirshiel Country Park is now open once again! It had been closed due to resurfacing works taking place on the access road in the Calder Glen. The Visitor Centre and Shop is open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm. Thank you for...
Anabaena circinalis

Blue-green summer

It continues to be a blue-green algal water at Castle Semple Loch. Conditions are ideal for cyanobacterial growth and you may see greenish algae on the shoreline at the pontoons and around Blackditch Bay.  At these points and along the lochshore people and their animals should avoid contact with...