Walk: Windy Hill - it's a breeze!

Renfrewshire | Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park | Short walk | ★★★

[Windy Hill]

A quick ascent of Windy Hill near Lochwinnoch is the easiest way to experience the solitude and views of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park without tramping across miles of pathless moorland. The cairn on the aptly-named, open summit is made of stones carried up by local schoolchildren in the 1970s, and the views from here into the park's interior are excellent. Perhaps a candidate for a Glasgow post-work walk?

[The first section through forest contrasts nicely with the open slopes higher up]

📌 Walk: Windy Hill - it's a breeze! ★★★
Start / finish at car park at Muirshiel Visitor Centre, minor road end 4 mi northwest of Lochwinnoch, G.R.: NS 312632 ///expensive.moats.perch

▶ 2 km / 1 mi | ▲ 100 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Muirshiel Visitor Centre; △ Windy Hill (316 m)
Terrain: Excellent paths: stony lower down, grassy near summit, occasionally steep.

Route & map

Car park & visitor centre - Monument Wood - Windy Hill - return by outward route

Route credit: Walkhighlands
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On our visit

Wildlife: Woodland birds.
Weather: Evening sunshine with a moderate breeze on the summit.

[The summit affords good views of Glasgow (right) as well as into the heart of the Regional Park]


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