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Muirshiel Visitor Centre & Country Park

Calder Glen Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4LB, Scotland
+44 1505 842803
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Nice Walk on a dreich day

Nice walk up to the mine from the visitors centre (5 miles) on a not so nice day. Lots of birds to... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Salmo01
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Lovely walks

Visited for the first time recently, considering I live fairly near here I'm surprised I'd never... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
FionaAnneM
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Part of the larger Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Muirshiel Visitor Centre, only 4 miles from Lochwinnoch is located high in the hills of Renfrewshire. The wonderful scenery includes the high 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 Britain’s rarest Birds of Prey the Hen Harrier. Highlights of our Nest Camera Project, can be seen throughout the year. Contact Muirshiel on 01505 842 803 for details. All Visitor Centres in Clyde Muirshiel 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.
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Calder Glen Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4LB, Scotland
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+44 1505 842803
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Nice walk up to the mine from the visitors centre (5 miles) on a not so nice day. Lots of birds to see, unfortunately not a hen harrier on this occasion. The road at the entrance is full of pot holes so be careful with...More

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CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Muirshiel Visitor Centre & Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Salmo and thank you for your review of Muirshiel Country Park. We're sorry you didn't see a hen harrier but hope you were successful in spotting other species. The road surface at Muirshiel has become worse of late due to logging vehicles when removing...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Visited for the first time recently, considering I live fairly near here I'm surprised I'd never been before. We walked up windy hill with our 9 year old, it definitely lived up to its name. It was a nice 2km walk and we'll definitely go...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Lovely walks around here & different distances, go to windy hill & views just beautiful, also go to see the waterfall.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Went yesterday Tuesday 8/8/17 to find cafe and visitor centre shut, it now only opens at weekends and also noticed it now has limited access in the winter, sign stated toilets open 10am to 3 pm daily but when we were there the toilets were...More

Thank DougieLee
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CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Muirshiel Visitor Centre & Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Sorry to hear your visit wasn't as expected Dougie. Opening hours at Muirshiel changed two seasons ago due to cuts in budget. The Rangers open Muirshiel's toilets at the hours stated daily, however this is after opening and cleaning Castle Semple, so sometimes they can...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Loved this country park that was off the beaten path accessed by a dingle track road with lovely views. Great marked path up to the top of Windy Hill and we also continued over to the rocky crags beyond. Great views and fab walk for...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We had a wonderful time walking the trails today. The sun came out, the dogs had fun exploring and it was so peaceful. The visitor centre not fully open yet, but it's the first week of the season. Staff were helpful and even offered a...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk here with the grandchildren.. It was cold but bright and sunny with great views. The visitor centre was closed but the toilets were open, thankfully. 😃More

Thank Barbara M
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CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Muirshiel Visitor Centre & Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your walk and the lovely views from Windy Hill. Sorry the Visitor Centre was not open - there is just enough people using it even on the sunny days to have it open everyday especially in winter but we do our...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The visitor centre was closed but it is the place where a number of walks start. The best known is windy hill. It only took us about 20 mins to get to the cairn from the car park. Paths are fairly well looked after. The...More

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CMRPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Muirshiel Visitor Centre & Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Muirshiel Country Park - it certainly is a wonderful rural destination yet is so close and accessible to Paisley/Glasgow. Over the winter we host regular star gazing sessions as it is a great 'Dark Sky' location. The tracks...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Beautiful place,stunning views and nice walks, only negative is the visitors centre really should invest in a a proper coffee machine as coffee is not good,shop has some nice gifts.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

There are several walk options at the Muirshiel Centre ranging from very short and easy to full on hill walking with various levels of difficulty. The centre has been the focus for Hen Harrier watching over a number of years and it is fabulous to...More

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