Cornalees Bridge - Gourock - Greenock Cut - Cornalees

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Starting at the Cornalees Bridge Visitor Centre, the walk is almost all along good paths across moorland and alongside water - whether reservoir, loch or Greenock Cut, a designated ancient monument built in the 1820s.

Gourock and the River Clyde appear after some two miles, but the town is always well below you and the moors are always to your left, haunt of skylark, stonechat, meadow pipit and if you're lucky (I wasn't) hen harrier; and alive in summer with harebells, foxgloves, meadowsweet and hawkbit.

On last visit the visitor centre here was open between April and October for light refreshments from 11am to 4pm on weekdays and until 5pm at weekends. These hours also apply to the two other visitor centres, Muirshiel and Castle Semple, in this area comprising the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park (www.clydemuirshiel.co.uk)

Scotland - Central Scotland - Renfrewshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Play Area, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
31/08/2011 - Colin Young

I did this walk by taking a train to Drumfrochar and walking up the fairly steep hill to join the walk at Overton. There are a couple of signposts to guide you. It took me fully 3 and a half hours including a lunch stop and a brief look round the interesting visitor centre at Cornalees where tea, coffee and cakes/biscuits are available. The stretch from Cornalees to Overton starts off on a tarred road which becomes a vehicle track with a rough surface which makes for less pleasant walking. It would not be wheelchair friendly The section round the Greenock Cut is very enjoyable with good views and a great walking surface.

12/07/2008 - Tracy Woods

A most beautiful walk. The fishing cafe at the beginning (and end) is very friendly, I was told open 24 by 7 (!) and serves a proper cup of tea.

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