Castle Semple Flooding 22nd Dec

Castle Semple Centre car park is today completely flooded due to last night's rain. The Centre's Cafe will close at 13.00 hrs. You can keep up to date with the water levels by looking at the Castle Semple webcams.  
White Xmas at Castle Semple

Festive Opening Hours

Over the festive period all of the tracks, trails and car parks remain open for visitors. Castle Semple Visitor Centre and Cafe will be open daily (10.00 - 16.00 hrs) with the exception of Christmas Day and New...
Xmas Wreathes boy and girl sml

Christmas Decoration Making at Castle Semple

Yesterday we were feeling very festive at Castle Semple as it was time for our annual Christmas decoration making event! Over 60 people, adults and children, used dogwood to weave a wreath shape and then used natural materials such...

Stargazing Evening this Fri 19 Dec

Join us this Friday evening for the last stargazing event of the year. As usual our friends from Coats Observatory Paisley will bring their powerful telescope to help everyone get a wonderful view of the night's sky. The event runs at...
Nature Trail in winter

Greenock Cut Nature Trail Closure

The Greenock Cut Nature Trail will be closed next Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd December for essential boardwalk repairs. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Come up and try out the newly repaired areas over the festive holidays with free...

Feedback from St Luke’s Primary for the Rangers

Castle Semple's Ranger team were delighted to recieve feedback from a visit to St Luke's Primary school in Kilwinning recently. They had been in visiting the Primary 7's in conjuction with their topic on plants, how they grow and what they need...
Ranger pete showing us how to make a bird box

Wemyss Bay Primary 4 Visit Greenock Cut

Rangers at Greenock Cut Centre were delighted to recieve this update from Wemyss Bay Primary 4 on their visit to the Centre last week! Click the link to see how they got on! Wemyss Bay Visit...

Greenock Cut Centre Toilet Closure

Greenock Cut Visitor Centre's toilets will be closed tomorrow, Thurs 4 December and Fri 5 December due to essential works to repair a leak. All being well they will reopen on Sat 6 December for the weekend. Apologies for any inconvenience...
Tinsel Walk

Festive Tinsel Walk Wed 10 December

This year's Festive Tinsel Walk will take place on Wednesday 10th December, leaving from Castle Semple Centre at 10.00 hrs. Join the Renfrewshire Walking Network as they pace 5km around the village of Lochwinnoch belting out a Christmas tune or two...
Christmas Shopping Evening

Christmas Shopping Late Opening Thurs 27 at Castle Semple

This Thursday there's a treat in store at Castle Semple with the annual Christmas Shopping Evening! Beat the crowds and enjoy hassle free parking, discounts and complementary mulled wine between 14.00 - 19.00 hrs. On offer to purchase will be...