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Gloetrichia

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...
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...
Semple Trail Collage 4 pics

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...
Anabaena circinalis and Asplanchna

Blue-green time of year

Along with the sunny weather Blue-Green algae have arrived, they are also known as cyanobacteria.  At Castle Semple Loch concentrations of the algae should be avoided as they may cause illness.  They tend to accumulate during light winds on the lochshore and are bright green. Dogs should be kept...
PtP XC Sportive Landscape

Pedal the Park Mini XC Event Announced!

Once again Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park are teaming up with Community Cycling Club Ride 63 for a Pedal the Park Mini XC on Sunday 30 October! What is it? A mini cross country event at Muirshiel Country Park with circuits...
PtP16 75km Sportive

Pedal the Park 2016 in Pictures

On Sunday 24th April over 200 riders enjoyed the fantastic weather, as the photographs so of those that took part in the Pedal the Park Sportive 2016 through the attractive rolling hills and coastal landscapes of event partners’ Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.  The event was organised by Community Cycling...