Walk: Cornalees boardwalk bonanza

[Down by the Kip Water]

Signposted as a nature trail, the most interesting elements of this short walk in Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park are ironically manmade. An ingenious series of boardwalks and bridges makes up the wooded middle part of the route along Kip Water, with elevated wooden sections stretching for nearly a kilometre - great for children. Meanwhile, the first and last parts of the circuit follow portions of the lengthy Greenock Cut and Kelly Cut aqueducts. These carry water to and from nearby Compensation Reservoir, and give fleeting views towards the Firth of Clyde and more distant hills of Argyll.

[The path threads its way along the base of the glen using a series of bridges and boardwalks]

Name: Walk: Cornalees boardwalk bonanza ★☆☆
Length: 3 km / 2 miles
Ascent: 70 metres
Points of interest: Greenock Cut visitor centre; Greenock Cut; Kelly Cut
Start / finish: Car park at Greenock Cut Visitor Centre, Cornalees Bridge, G.R.: NS 247722 ///reflected.blissful.forgiven

Route: Car park & visitor centre - Greenock Cut - turn left at path junction before Shielhill Farm - Kip Water - Kelly Cut - start. Info leaflet with map here.
Terrain: Wooden boardwalk with steps for middle section; wide, flat paths for remainder except for narrower, rougher descent to Kip Water.
Wildlife today: Sheep around Kelly Cut and a few midges.
Weather today: Evening sunlight, temperature in low teens.

[Greenock Cut visitor centre (January 2018)]


Route credit: Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

[Overflow from Compensation Reservoir]

[Start of the Greenock Cut (January 2018]

[Boardwalk begins...]

[Bridge over the Kip Water]

[Boardwalk]

[Boardwalk]

[Views of Dunrod Hill]

[Boardwalk]

[Distant Firth of Clyde]

[Farm at Shielhill]

[Sheep by Kelly Cut]

[Autumn scene]

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