Walking and cycling


Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. It's underrated as a form of exercise but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active.

Inverclyde offers a variety of trails and paths across the area suitable for a variety of different users including walkers and cyclists. Meander along part of our Heritage Inverclyde Coastal Trail or explore the Greenock Town Trail or why not follow in our ancestors footsteps along the Greenock Cut Trail. All trails are free to use and walking guides and maps can be picked up from any of the leaflet stands located in public buildings (including public libraries) and visitor attractions across the area or download from this page.

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park's, Greenock Cut Visitor centre is situated in the heart of Inverclyde’s water catchment area, near the Greenock and Kelly Cuts – narrow canal-like aqueducts designed by Robert Thom and constructed in the 1820s and 1840s to take water to and from Loch Thom to Greenock. The Greenock Cut is a Scheduled Monument.The Visitor Centre is surrounded by moorland, at the start of several walks including Dunrod Hill with panoramic views of the Clyde and the Isles.

The Countryside Rangers provide an environmental education programme and offer advice about local walking and cycling routes and wildlife.


The National Cycle Route 75 starts at Gourock and runs to Leith in Edinburgh on the east coast of Scotland. Off road cycle route commencing at Lady Octavia Park in Greenock, and following the former railway line through Port Glasgow, Kilmacolm, past Quarriers Village, and on to Paisley.