This is where my education began!To this day i still think it is a building that would be better suited to a horror movie.....espically when seen at night time! ha ha ha! This is actually 1 of 2 primary schools in the village. Both are known to locals as "The Wee School" and "The Big School". The Wee shool is where locals go between nursery and...more
Lochwinnoch Village Center is known to the locals simply as "The Cross". I am not sure of the exact reason why, but my guess is that it is because of the cross road junction that you can see in the picture.It is where High Street, Main Street, Church Street and Calder Street join.This is the centre of activity, and it is hard for locals to walk...more
Yes! For the small size of my home village, it is the proud owner of Struthers Lemonde Factory....producer of Kyrstal Clear Soft Drinks.The Krystal Clear Soft drink range includes, coke, Irn-Bru, and lemonade to name but a few, and can be found in local shops all over Scotland! Its one of Lochwinnochs claims to fame!My Grandfather used to work in...more
Auld Simon can be found at the very end of Lochwinnoch High Street, at the bottom of Johnshill Road."Auld Simon", as most refer to it, is the front gable of St. Winnoch Church, and unfotunately the only part of St Winnoch church still standing. It is thought to have been built in 1729. Unless you visit it on the brightest of days, the grounds of...more
The local bird reserve is an excellent place for the family.Located to the right as you enter Lochwinnoch after turning onto the A760 road.The centre has a visitor Centre, trails and hiding huts where you can watch the large variety of birds and other wid life around you. The centre also has a viewing tower, where, using the telescopes, you can see...more
Castle Semple Loch is Lochwinnochs Loch. We are also fortunate enough to have 2 other stunning lochs close by: Barr Loch and Kilbirnie Loch.I used to go to Castle Semple Loch a lot when i was younger. You can hire canoes, and boats and go pretty much anywhere on the Loch that your heart desires.The walk along the edge of the Loch is also worth...more
The second Hungry Monk (original is in Gatochairn) and sister restauarant to Duck Bay Marina on Loch Lomond & the Kirkhouse Inn. Great setting, spacious with seating available outside in the hit-and-miss short Scottish Summers. Great menu with fish and seafood favourites, traditional and international cuisine, steaks and more. Imaginative desert...more
The Hungry Monk only opened in 2004 and is part of a restaurant chain that includes the world famous Duck Bay Marina on the bakns of Loch Lomond.It is probably the most expensive place in Lochwinnoch for both food and drink, but it is quite classy nontheless.The food and service are top notch, and if you are lucky enough, you can sit at the window...more
Opened in 1809, this is in my opinion the best place to go in Lochwinnoch for an excellent meal and a great drink!I often go here with Family and Friends. The food is great, the staff couldn't be friendlier, and the local banter is out of this world!Until recently, the only food it served was Pub Lunches, however it has recently opened its "Loft"...more
Lochwinnoch Train Station is unfortunately around 0.75 miles outside the village. So it is a good 15 minutes walk from the village center.Its a nice walk, although should probably be avoided during heavy rains, as the road you need to walk on from the Station floods.You can get trains to and From Glasgow Central and to and From Largs and Adrossan,...more
Unfortunately, like a lot of small viallges in Scotland nowadays, Lochwinnoch suffers from the Ned Virus......i.e. Underage drinkers in shell suit tracksuits!
They usually crawl out of their holes late on a Friday and Saturday evening, and cause trouble with anyone they meet.
An annoying pain to an otherwise excellent welcoming village!
Located just out side Lochwinnoch this is part of the 160 Square Miles of the greater Clyde Muirsheil Country park.
This is a mass of land with loads to do. It contains lochs, walks, hills etc.
The Clyde Muirsheil centre in Lochwinnoch is usually missed because it is in the hills out the back of lochwinnoch. If you are driving, it only takes about 10-15minutes to get there from Lochwinnoch Centre, and i would say it is worth thetrip.
There are lots of pathsto follow, a stunning river, and the world (well not quite) famous "Windy Hill".
And all of it is free!
Calder Glen Road, near Lochwinnoch PA12 4LB
To get there:
Follow directions to Lochwinnoch, then take B786 and follow signs for Muirshiel.
Castle semple loch is also mentioned in my must see activites section, but also deserves a place in this section.For all the water sports enthusiasts amongst you, Castle Semple Loch offers Canoeing, Sailing, Rowing and Wind Surfing.It is also located next to the local cycle track, so you can go some interesting bike journeys to!more
Lochwinnoch has its own indoor and outdoor bowling greens.Was a member here for a couple of years as a junior, and even one the local Junior Championship! Generally an older persons sport (no offence intended), you will find a lot of youngsters joining in due to the lack of other things for them to do.more
Lochwinnoch has its very own Golf Course. I was a member for several years while i lived there.The golf course must be one of the strangest around, as it is built on the side of a hill! For the first nine holes you are hitting along the edge of a hill, so watch out for any hooks or slices! It is actually a stunning course walk around, and with...more