Time: 2 hours
Begin the walk in the village of Kilmacolm at the entrance to Duchal Woods on Lochwinnoch Road. Follow the track through the woods until you reach the old Greenock Road (B788). Turn left and continue across the River Gryffe at Milton Bridge as far as the old railway bridge, over which the Greenock to Paisley cycle route passes. Make your way onto the National Cycle Route 75 and head away from the village. Continue along the cycle route until you reach the spur path signposted for Quarrier’s Village and turn down this path. Return to the cycle track and head back towards Kilmacolm. Either continue along this route to The Pullman Tavern (the old Kilmacolm Railway Station) or rejoin the Old Greenock Road, this time heading uphill to the junction with the A761 and the picturesque Knapps Loch on the outskirts of Kilmacolm. After a stroll around the loch, continue into the village past the elegant mansion houses that are a feature of this conservation village.
Terrain: Mixture of level gravel paths, tarmac and grassy hills.
What to Bring: A camera to capture the stunning views. Your bag for life to have a look around Kilmacolm’s gift shops and restaurants.
Look out for:
Parking available in Kilmacolm Village.