Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path :: Shared Description

The 14 miles long Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path is part of the National Cycle Network. It runs from Paisley Canal railway station to Glengarnock along disused railway lines of the Glasgow & South Western Railway company.

The first stretch of the route is along the former Princes Pier line as far as Johnstone, where it branches off to join the main stretch, which runs along the former Lochwinnoch Loop Line (which is also known as the Kilbarchan Loop Line).

The path ends between Kilbirnie and Glengarnock, near the site of the former steelworks.

The line was so named as it formed a relief loop for railway traffic through Lochwinnoch to Ayrshire, away from the parallel main line which is still in use and which runs on the other side of Castle Semple Loch.

The loop line closed under the Beeching axe in the mid 1960s. It was converted to a cycle path around twenty years later.

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by Thomas Nugent
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NS3457 : Millbank Farm by Thomas Nugent
NS3457 : Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3458 : Barr Castle by Thomas Nugent
NS3558 : The A760 road and the River Calder by Thomas Nugent
NS3356 : Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3457 : Barr Loch by Thomas Nugent
NS3255 : Maich Water railway bridge by Thomas Nugent
NS3355 : Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3255 : Farm track off the A760 by Thomas Nugent
NS3356 : Bench by the Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3457 : Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3357 : Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3457 : Bench by the Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3457 : Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3356 : Aqueduct crossing the former Lochwinnoch Loop railway line by Thomas Nugent
NS3356 : Railway cutting retaining wall by Thomas Nugent
NS3457 : Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3458 : Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3357 : Bedrock by the Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3357 : Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3457 : Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent
NS3357 : Bridge over the Lochwinnoch Loop Line cycle path by Thomas Nugent

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Created: Mon, 20 Apr 2020, Updated: Mon, 20 Apr 2020

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