This pretty village is your gateway to a fantastic Doors Open Days experience exploring the great outdoors and nature’s finest.
Castle Semple Visitor Centre
Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4EA
Open: Saturday and Sunday. Lookout tower tours 10.30am – 3pm, café open 10am – 5pm
Of course, the park is open all the time to explore and have fun – but this is your special chance during Doors Open Days to climb the lookout tower and enjoy some stunning views over the loch and beyond.
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve
Largs Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm
This is an area with a rich history – the land was historically owned by the Semple (Sempill) family who date back to c1470 – 1733 and the ruins of Peel Tower, hidden away in the grounds, tell of myth and rumour – was witchcraft involved in the tower’s demise? But now established as a nature reserve, this is family favourite easily accessible by trail, and the beautiful wetland has two lochs, a woodland trail and two wildlife viewing hides.
Fancy trying some pond dipping and bug hunting? Of course you do! These fun activities and more are on offer at the nature reserve.