Walking Routes

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park covers an area of 265sq km and offers fantastic opportunites to experience a variety of landscapes. There is so much to explore including airplane wreckage, archaeological remains, an old millstone quarry and Renfrewshire’s highest hill. Why not try these routes and tell us what you think of them! Walking routes: Countryside Trails These walks are mainly on managed paths, grassy tracks and quiet country roads.


This walk is a 12km circular walk into the Regional Park giving panoramic views of the Garnock valley and the coastal towns of Irvine and Troon.

Johnshill Loop:

This walk is a 4km circular walk starting at Castle Semple through Parkhill Wood.
Parkhill Wood

Kelly Cut & Leapmoor Forest:

The historical Kelly Cut transported water to Loch Thom. Enjoy this circular route alongside the aqueduct then return through Leapmoor Forest.
View from Kelly Cut

Locherwood Loop:

Enjoy this short walk which is a popular place for dog walkers, enjoying the fine views to the Arrochar Alps, Ben Lomond and the Clyde Valley through mixed woodland.
Stone bridge in Locherwood

Semple Trail:

This circular route 12.5km trail follows scenic loch shore paths, tranquil woodland trails, the cycle track, quiet country roads and pavements.
Collegiate Church at Castle Semple

Station to Station:

A linear route from Drumfrochar train station in Greenock to Wemyss Bay train station along the Greenock and Kelly Cut.
Spectacular Views from the Greenock Cut!
Hill Walks These walks will take you across some of the open moorland landscape of Clyde Muirshiel. The maps indicate the route but it is recommended that you take a map and compass for these walks and have some navigation skills.

Corlic Hill:

Enjoy this looped walk over Corlic Hill and around the Gryffe reservoir, looking out for historical remains such as round houses and abandoned farmsteads.
across res to corlic hill

Hill of Stake:

Take a walk over Renfrewshire’s highest hill and enjoy the rough heather moorland on this circular walk.
Misty Law from Calder Glen

Irish Law:

Experience the open moorland landscape on these hilltops and find the airplane wreckage that still remains on Irish Law.
all 4 summits

Kaim Hill:

Look out for the old cup and ring markings and old millstone quarry on the slopes above Fairlie.