Castle Semple Loch, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Castle Semple Loch and environs in Renfrewshire, S.W.Scotland.

Location is about twenty miles S.W.of Glasgow.

This is a fascinating area accessible by road, rail or via a dedicated cycle/hiking trail from Paisley. Visitors will be rewarded with a wide range of options including:

  • Historic buildings.
  • Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve with extensive bird-life.
  • Hiking trails and nature.
  • Boating activities on the loch.
  • The pleasant village of Lochwinnoch.

Video clip of Castle Semple Loch from Kenmuir Hill, S.W.Scotland

Castle Semple Loch and Visitor Centre

Castle Semple Loch, Scotland

 

Image of a ‘temple’ atop Kenmuir Hill, a local vantage point. The structure dates from 1776 and comprises a two-story, octagonal look-out tower, possibly connected with a former deer park.

Temple overlooking Castle Semple Loch, Scotland

 

Globe located ,incongruously, in field at foot at Kenmuir Hill and close to hiking/cycle trail.

Globe near Lochwinnoch, Scotland

 

Image below shows ruins of Collegiate Church, a place of worship and learning, which was in use between 1504 and the 1680s. Visited by King James IV of Scotland (1473-1513).

Collegiate Church, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

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