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Lochwinnoch is 8 miles west of Glasgow Airport on the south side of the River Clyde in the burgh of Renfrewshire. It lies on the edge of Clyde Muirshiel (Scotland's largest country park) which extends to some 108 square miles of west coast countryside including moorland, coastline, wetland and woodland. The closest primary road is the A737 (Paisley-Irvine). The town of Paisley is 8 miles to the east, made famous by it's textile industries (printing, bleaching, cotton thread) and of course Alexander Wilson; the father of Americal Ornithology. Glasgow lies 20 miles to the east. ** Door-to-Door Journey Planner **


  • From Edinburgh and Glasgow travel on the M8 and exit at Junction 28A on to the A737 (Irvine) road which by-passes Johnstone, Kilbarchan and Howwood. At the Roadhead Roundabout, turn right on to the A760 and travel for approximately one mile.
  • From Ayr travel on the A77, leading to the A78. At Irvine, turn right on to the A737 and travel through Kilwinning and Dalry, taking the A760 at Kilbirnie.


  • Glasgow Irvine route 76 on the sustrans network runs from Glasgow – Irvine along roads and tracks.
  • Lochwinnoch Loop Line (7) is part of the National Cycle Network in Scotland. This 14 mile stretch starts at Paisley Canal Station and runs along traffic free paths out to Lochwinnoch and beyond to Kilbirnie and Irvine. Lochwinnoch Loop Line (7)

Public Transport

Getting to Lochwinnoch by bus Buses run from Glasgow to Largs stopping at Lochwinnoch. There is also a local Arriva bus service to Johnstone. Journey Planner TravelLine Scotland – public transport info 0870 608 2608    

Arriva Bus Timetable

Getting to Lochwinnoch by train There is an hourly service to/from Lochwinnoch Glasgow – Lochwinnoch : 15 minutes past the hour. Lochwinnoch – Glasgow : 5 to the hour   First Scotrail Timetables Journey Planner