Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park: Muirshiel Visitor Centre and Country Park

Parks & Gardens

Calder Glen Road, Near Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, PA12 4LB

    Easily access to Great walking country plus wildlife watching of Hen Harriers by CCTV.

    Located in the Renfrewshire hills in the centre of the Regional Park. The wonderful scenery includes the heather hills of Misty Law and Hill of Stake (522m) or moorland views and walks to the now disused Barytes mine.

    The child friendly walk to the volcanic plug of Windy Hill (316m) has great views over the Clyde and towards Glasgow.  Or stay in the forest and woodlands on the sign posted 2km (1 hour) country, 1km (20 min) habitat or 500m (20 min) waterfall nature trail.

    The heather moors are home to one of Britains rarest Birds of Prey the Hen Harrier.  These wild birds can be seen live on CCTV in the centre throughout the breeding season (May Aug approx.) if there is a technically suitable nest site. An informative display with childrens activities and TV highlights, can be seen throughout the year.

    All Visitor Centres in the Regional Park have FREE parking and entry, sign posted woodland walks and nature trails. Easy wildlife watching, indoor and outdoor attractions, cafe, gift shop and a Ranger Service. Other sites with Visitor Centres are:

    Castle Semple Visitor Centre and Country Park, Lochwinnoch runs outdoor activity courses such as sailing and paddle sports, it  is on sustrans cycle route 7 from Paisley/Glasgow to/from Irvine and only 1 mile form Lochwinnoch Railway Station.  There is seasonal row boat and bike hire as well as walks in Parkhill Wood, the designed landscape woodlands of the Semple Clan. Ask the Castle Semple Rangers about the Parkhill Challenge a treasure-hunt style activity suitable for all the family.

    Greenock Cut Visitor Centre, at Loch Thom provides wonderful walks, scenic views and picnic sites. It the perfect place to access the Greenock Cut (5.5 mile aqueduct, and designated ancient monument) for a great reasonably level circular-walking route with panoramic views of the Clyde and islands.

    Shorter walks include the 2.5 km (1 hour) nature trail in Shielhill Glen or Dunrod Hill 


    3 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Winter Visitor Centre Opening Times
    1 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday Closed
    Friday Closed
    Saturday 09:00 17:00
    Sunday 09:00 17:00
    Summer Visitor Centre Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 11:00 16:00
    Tuesday 11:00 16:00
    Wednesday 11:00 16:00
    Thursday 11:00 16:00
    Friday 11:00 16:00
    Saturday 11:00 16:00
    Sunday 11:00 16:00

    Country Park: Open dawn to dusk daily all year
    Visitor Centre: Open April - Oct Mon - Sun 11.00 - 16..00 hrs, Nov - Mar 11.00 - 15.00 hrs Sat and Sun


    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Switch Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Hire Nearby at Castle Semple Visitor Centre, take train to Lochwinnoch
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • ASVA Member
    • Equipment Hire BBQ sites
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens Some of the trails are wheelchair friendly
    • Dogs Welcome As long as they are well behaved and kept on a lead outwith the Country Park during the lambing and breeding bird season.
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome Contact the Countryside Rangers in advance to plan a visit

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site


    • Wheelchairs or other mobility aids provided
      • These are freely available
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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