From Paisley to Johnstone, Bridge of Weir then onto Greenock and beyond, explore incredible countryside on a meandering cycle through Renfrewshire.
Before you set off from Paisley Canal train station, why not visit some of the attractions in Scotland’s biggest town? Paisley Abbey, Paisley Thread Mill Museum, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, and many more are in close proximity to the Paisley start of the National Cycle Route 75.
At the early stages of your cycle enjoy the woodlands areas of Johnstone as you cycle on to Bridge of Weir. If you would like to know a little more about the origins of Johnstone, the history museum offers interesting insights into a town that was once a key player in the thread manufacturing industry.
The rolling countryside of Bridge of Weir really opens your eyes to how beautiful Renfrewshire can be. Take a little break by the River Gryffe, which is a popular spot for fishing or venture into Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park and explore a park filled with exciting wildlife and activities such as nature trails and windsurfing.
Open all year round. Mostly off-road routes with some on-road.
Start to finish:
National Route 75 of the National Cycle Network connects Leith in east Edinburgh with Portavadie on the Cowall Peninsula in Argyll, via Glasgow and using the ferry between Gourock and Dunoon. National Route 75 shares a stretch of National Route 7 leaving Glasgow to the southwest through Pollock Park and Paisley. From Johnstone National Route 75 again exists in its own right, heading for Port Glasgow and Greenock.
Closest railway station is Paisley Canal Street, however there are on-road links to Johnstone, Paisley Gilmour Street, and Port Glasgow.