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Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

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Address: Barnbrock Farm Wemyss Bay Park HQ & Campsite | Near Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Wemyss Bay PA10 2PZ, Scotland
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+44 1505 614791

Clyde Muirshiel is Scotland's Largest Regional Park covering 108 square...

Clyde Muirshiel is Scotland's Largest Regional Park covering 108 square miles of Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and North Ayrshire. Recently described as 'the green lungs of Glasgow' Clyde Muirshiel provides the best in Countryside Ranger events, facilities and leisure opportunities. The Regional Park is home to numerous sites and locations. It has 3 Visitor Centres located at Castle Semple Country Park Lochwinnoch, Greenock Cut Centre beside Loch Thom, near Inverkip and Muirshiel Country Park, near Lochwinnoch. There is also a Campsite at Barnbrock Farm, near Kilbarchan and a sandy beach at Lunderston Bay, near Gourock. We offer our visitors free parking and entry, charges apply for overnight stays at Barnbrock campsite, Outdoor Activity groups and courses and BBQ hire. All of our Visitor Centres have toilets, cafes and gift shops as well as picnic sites, scenic walks, trails, cycles and fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. Please make clear which of our locations your review refers to (site map available in our images). We would love to hear if you have cycled over the Dalry Moor Road, went walking to the waterfall at Outerwards or had a picnic in Locherwood for example.If your review relates to a visit to Castle Semple Centre please see the Castle Semple Country Park TripAdvisor Page. Thank you.

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Darksky stargazing

Typical Scottish weather so no star gazing but talk and slide show about the local galaxy was great. My son and nephew loved the whole experience and will defo be heading back... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2015
gordon h
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Typical Scottish weather so no star gazing but talk and slide show about the local galaxy was great. My son and nephew loved the whole experience and will defo be heading back. All the staff where really friendly and engaging with the children

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CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Muirshiel Country Park and our recent Stargazing event! I'm sorry the weather wasn't on our side for this evening but glad the children in your company enjoyed it all the same! The next FREE event will take place on Fri 20th Nov 2015. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2015

A beautiful expanse of lowland wilderness just 30 min south-west of Glasgow, towards Bute, Cumbrae and Arran. We drove north to south from Greenock to Largs on the Old Largs Road (single track with passing places but well metalled). Views back across the Clyde on the climb from Greenock were breathtaking. The moorland, valleys and reservoirs within the Park offer... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

Drove throught the north of the park on the Old Largs Road - a narrow one lane road, with plenty of passing places. You have to go slow or you might run over one of the lovely lambs and sheep on the road - staring you down in a game of chicken!! We were lucky to see a female hen... More 

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CMRPManagement, Manager at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. I'm so glad you were able to see a female hen harrier, they are truly an iconic species for the area. In this same area, around Loch Thom, it has been known for an osprey to fish, so may be worth a second visit! More 

Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

This centre (Clyde Muirshiel at Lochwinnoch) is fantastic. Excellent walks around the forest and up the hills to Windy Hill and down to the old mine too. There is also the river and waterfall to see. Nothing too adventurous for serious climbers but also good for children. Excellent dark skies forstargazing. Some great events and nature talks are held here.... More 

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Reviewed 19 September 2012

Excellent facilities and information centre! Easy to find paths! We cycled up to the old mine! Thoroughly enjoyed it even thought it poured with rain! Brilliant scenery and wildlife too!

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Great place for family walks. 1hr -3 hrs. Walk up to windy hill is pretty easy, grat for young kids but will give them a sense of achievement. Fantastic place to fly a kite, sledge or just clear some cowebs. Longer walk up to abandoned mines pretty interesting. Small visitors centre, shop and machine dispensing hot drinks. Toilets

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