A 6 mile linear hike, carries you through a peaceful section of the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park from Wemyss Bay to the Greenock Cut Visitor Centre. This hike provides views of Leapmoor Forest and Daff Reservoir as it winds through the vast peatland and open heather moorland landscape of the Park.
As the path approaches the Greenock Cut Visitor Centre, Shielhill Glen opens up before the visitor, showing mixed woodland forest below the path.
On the open moorland, visitors may get a chance to spot larger bird species such as ospreys or hen harriers as the path nears Daff Reservoir. In spring and summer, hikers may hear the cry of a curlew or the song of a skylark as they return to the hills of Inverclyde to nest.
Terrain: Mixture of level gravel paths and some paths with steep drops.
What to Bring: A camera to capture the the stunning views. A picnic to stop and take in the beautiful nature.
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Parking available at the Greenock Cut visitor centre. Access: park at Wemyss Bay station, access to path by caravan park.