Renfrewshire Council

Semple Trail Heritage Project

What the Semple Trail Heritage Project achieved, investment and partnership in the project, visitor information.

Semple Trail Project

What the Semple Trail Heritage Project achieved,

Semple Trail Heritage Project has established a series of heritage destinations along a 15km trail linking the villages of Howwood and Lochwinnoch.

More information about the history of the Castle Semple estate [2MB] .

Visitors now benefit from new and upgraded paths and improved signage and waymarking. 

For younger visitors, learning and discovery has been made more exciting through the creation of a Semple Trail Passport activity booklet, available year round at Castle Semple and RSPB centres.

The Windows on Wildlife project, delivered as part of the Semple Trail Heritage Project,  continues to uncover fantastic local wildlife footage. For the latest updates make sure you visit the Windows on Wildlife Facebook page.

Semple Trail Project

Investment and partnership in the project

The Semple Trail Heritage project was complete in Summer 2016 after four years of improvement works.

£870,000 was invested in the project. 

A major part of the project saw improvement works to the park's historic features. The 300 year old category B-listed cascades, ice house and cave have been carefully restored by team of conservation specialists.

We worked in partnership with Clyde Muirshiel Park Authority (CMPA) and the South Renfrewshire Access Network Initiative (SRANI).

The project was funded by Renfrewshire Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, Renfrewshire LEADER and Forestry Commission Scotland.

Visitor information

You can find visitor information about the Semple Trail on the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park website.