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Greenock Cut Visitor Centre
Ranked #6 of 32 things to do in Greenock
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Owner description: Part of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Greenock Cut Visitor Centre, Loch Thom, not far from Inverkip in Inverclyde, provides wonderful walks, scenic views and picnic sites. There is good access to the Greenock Cut (a 5.5 mile aqueduct, and designated ancient monument) for a great reasonably level circular-walking route with panoramic views of the Clyde. A shorter family friendly walk is the (1 hour) picturesque Nature Trail in Shielhill Glen where the trail goes alongside and criss-crosses the Kip burn. Download the Trail guide to find all the hidden wood spirits. Plus there's the Kelly Cut (2.5 hour) walk which allows views over Wemyss Bay and the more southern Clyde. The Centre is open weekends in summer Apr - Oct and closed in winter although toilets are open daily. Call in and warm up with a coffee and pick up some light refreshments. There's an interactive exhibition on the Greenock Cut and environmental activities such as touch table, word searches, animals and colouring in.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We did a sponsored walk to raise money for a local tae-kwon-do club up the cut. this place is perfect to relax after hiking the steep hills of the cut.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Luckily the path was less boggy today (we had some days of sunshine prior to today's walk). Were there to count the wood spirits as we missed out some of them the previous times (there are meant to be 12 there, today we counted 14). All path was mended but needs further repair in the future (some rails at the steep stairs are bending outwards). Great views from the top and nice trail along mossy trees and river. Tranquility to enjoy! Big car park at top with toilet and cafes to warm up. 1 hour walk down the glen and back up, round trip.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Hail, rain, snow or sunshine these various walks and trails are perfect to walk. Under one heading ‘visitor centre ‘ it doesn’t do these trails justice. There are a number of combinations you can do. In the last couple of weeks I’ve parked at Overton and walked anti-clockwise along the cut and back over cornalease. I’ve also included the nature trail at times again anti-clockwise so as to walk up the wooden stairs and deck that can be very slippery in the wet if walking down. I’ve also included the Kelly Cut, coming out above the caravan parks in Wemyss Bay and took the train to Drumfrochar and then up the hill to collect my car. What I’m getting at is there is the 10 miles or so from Overton to Wemyss Bay, the 7 mile loop ( including the nature trail or not), or just a short walk so far and back. The scenery is fabulous. Underfoot isn’t as good as could be with quad bike churning up some parts of the trails. Loose stones and uneven surfaces are also common. With that in mind, a good pair of quality hiking boots will protect your ankles and give you a firm footing. I’ve packed at the visitor centre as well and did the walks in various directions to change the perspective. Really is a enjoyable way to get some exercise and fresh air. The trails out with the nature trail are suitable for mountain bikes.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Situated in the hills behind Inverclyde, this is a real gem of a place. There is a fishery where you can have snacks. There’s also a wealth of walks and views. You can walk around the cornalees nature trail in roughly half an hour where you will enjoy stunning waterfalls, forests, loch Thom, Heather covered hills, wildlife and stunning views over the firth of Clyde as far down as the mountains of Arran. If you prefer a longer walk or cycle then cornalees is situated in the middle of the Greenock cut, which is an 11 mile circuit. The cut is a historic waterway that once drove the vast mills and industries of Greenock, before the produce was shipped all over the world. If you’re visiting Greenock by cruise ship and looking for some great outdoors, there’s no need to travel to Loch Lomond, Inverclyde has some stunning spots.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

A very enjoyable 7 mile walk around the Cut with plenty to see enroute. Easy walk with an incline at the start. Wrap up for the weather as can be changeable.

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