There are signposted countryside trails and hill walking routes throughout the Regional Park,
they vary in length from 500m (20 minutes) to 15km (4-6hours).
Our Countryside Rangers can provide advice and help with route planning and walking to improve health.
Examples of walking routes in and around the Regional Park include the 2km Lochshore Loop from Castle Semple Visitor Centre, the 2km Country Trail or Windy Hill Trail from Muirshiel Visitor Centre or the longer 10.5km circular Greenock Cut or linear Kelly Cut walk from the Greenock Cut Visitor Centre.
We run navigation and first aid courses for walkers and sailors to improve your map, compass, GPS, chart reading or first aid skills.
Parent and pushchair walks are a great way to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air while meeting other new parents or grandparents. They meet at Castle Semple on Thursday mornings at 10.30 hrs for a 60 to 90 minute walk and then usually stop for a coffee and a chat afterwards in the Visitor Centre. Contact the Rangers on tel 01505 842 882 Ex22 for more info and details of any summer or winter breaks.
Walking is a great way to get active and improve your health, we work with a number of local groups and referral schemes to help you start ‘feeling fitter’ by walking. Regular weekly and ‘special’ walks take place in many local communities around the Park, contact our Ranger Service or one of the walks co-ordinators.
Inverclyde Health Walks Tara McCulloch tel 01475 892 197
North Ayrshire KA Walks Jackie Wilson tel 01475 689 777
Renfrewshire Walking Network Senga McLeod tel 0141 842 3000
Click here for information on walking events