Castle Semple Country Park

Castle Semple Visitor Centre and Country Park is the gateway to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park with wonderful water for outdoor activities plus walks, wildlife and woodlands.

Castle Semple Country Park

About Castle Semple Country Park

Castle Semple Country Park Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4EA
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The Visitor Centre and Country Park provide a great place to enjoy ‘wonderful water, walks and wildlife’ all year round in the ancestral homelands of the Clan Semple at the gateway to Scotland’s largest Regional Park.

Follow the ‘Semple Trail’ for a level off road route from the railway station, to the village, the Visitor Centre and along to Parkhill Wood past Castle Semple Collegiate Church and The Temple on Kenmure Hill to the village of Howwood.

Lots of outdoor activity courses and group taster sessions are available as well as bike hire, the Centre is on Sustrans off road cycle route 7 Glasgow – Irvine. There are a number of water sports and fishing clubs based at the Loch.

There is free car parking, toilets, picnic sites, sign posted walks, wildlife watching opportunities and a Countryside Ranger Service.

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Upcoming Events at Castle Semple Country Park

Drop In: Practical Conservation (Himalayan Balsam)

Drop In: Practical Conservation (Himalayan Balsam)

Selected dates between 24th June 2022 - 29th July 2022

Join our rangers and volunteers to help control the spread of Himalayan Balsam on the Castle Semple lochshore.
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Birds of Castle Semple Loch

Birds of Castle Semple Loch

Selected dates between 2nd July 2022 - 3rd September 2022

Castle Semple Loch is home to a broad diversity of birdlife during the summer, join one of the Clyde Muirshiel rangers for a guided bird walk and learn all about the different species in residence!
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Bumblebee Walk

Bumblebee Walk

10th July 2022

Join one of Clyde Muirshiel's rangers on a walk around Castle Semple Country Park, and learn all about the different species of bumblebees resident in the park!
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Summer Kids: Johnshill Orienteering

Summer Kids: Johnshill Orienteering

13th July 2022

Join Clyde Muirshiel's Summer Kids programme of events during the school holidays... on Wednesday 13th July they'll be doing some practical orienteering at Johnshill Meadow!
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Wildflower Walk

Wildflower Walk

Selected dates between 16th July 2022 - 6th August 2022

Join the Clyde Muirshiel rangers for a guided wildflower identification walk around Castle Semple Country Park and learn about the broad diversity of wildflowers that can be seen along the lochshore!
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Guided Tour: Castle Semple Country Park

Guided Tour: Castle Semple Country Park

24th July 2022

Join one of the Clyde Muirshiel rangers for a guided historical tour of Castle Semple Country Park on Sunday 24th July!
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Summer Kids: Insect Hotel Building

Summer Kids: Insect Hotel Building

27th July 2022

Join Clyde Muirshiel's Summer Kids programme of events during the school holidays... on Wednesday 27th July they'll be building insect hotels!
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Summer Kids: Feed the Birds

Summer Kids: Feed the Birds

10th August 2022

Join Clyde Muirshiel's Summer Kids programme of events during the school holidays... on Wednesday 10th August they'll be feeding and learning about the birds at Castle Semple Loch!
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Drop In: Practical Conservation (Rhododendron)

Drop In: Practical Conservation (Rhododendron)

12th August 2022

Join the Clyde Muirshiel rangers and volunteers to help control the spread of Himalayan Balsam on the Castle Semple lochshore.
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Summer Butterfly Walk

Summer Butterfly Walk

13th August 2022

Can you tell the difference between a peacock butterfly and a small tortoishell? Why not join one of the Clyde Muirshiel rangers for this guided butterfly walk at Castle Semple!
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Bat Walk

Bat Walk

2nd September 2022

Guided by Clyde Muirshiel's Ranger Service listen out for these elusive night time creatures in the environs around Castle Semple!
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Drop In: Learn to Meadow at Johnshill

Drop In: Learn to Meadow at Johnshill

5th September 2022 - 10th September 2022

Join the Clyde Muirshiel rangers for this drop in session at Johnshill, where they'll be scything the meadow to help the wildflowers grow!
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Tree Identification Walk

Tree Identification Walk

11th September 2022

Join one of the Clyde Muirshiel rangers for a tree identification walk around Parkhill Wood on 11th September!
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