Castle Semple Country Park



  • Mainly flat next to Castle Semple Loch with inclines up to the cycle network
  • Tarmacked cycle routes
  • 'Off-road' and tarmacked loch-side paths


  • Visitor centre with cafe (not dog-friendly) and toilets
  • Car park located next to Castle Semple Loch

Points of Interest


  • The birds are a real draw but of course swans can be hostile to dogs
  • The cycle paths can be hazardous with flighty dogs - the paths are also popular with runners

Travel Information

  • Drive - There is a free car park at Castle Semple Visitor Centre
  • Walk - You can access Castle Semple Park at St. Winnoc Road
  • Rail -

Before travelling by train, it’d be worth having a quick read of National Rail’s policy on travelling with animals.

Please note that buses are not obliged to accept non-service dogs. For that reason we haven’t included bus routes.

Our review

Castle Semple Country Park is a large area of wetland based within Clydemuirshiel Regional Park. Castle Semple Country Park is good for long, flat dog walks and will appeal to anyone who likes soothing, loch-side rambles.