This route links Kilmacolm to the Erskine Bridge via Bishopton. It can be accessed using the Sustrans route between Paisley and Greenock, which passes through Kilmacolm. Indeed this route can be used as part of a circuit taking in Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmacolm, Old Kilpatrick and back to Glasgow.
Map of route
|Start||75||Pullman Tavern||in Kilmacolm|
|Head Northeast||Station Road||heading up to main road|
|Turn Right →||B786||Lochwinnoch Road||at end of road, taking care due to poor sightlines|
|← 1st Left||Duchal Road|
|↖ Fork Left||Gryffe Road||at end of road|
|← 1st Left||Houston Road|
|↑ Straight Ahead||Houston Road||at A761 Bridge of Weir Road crossroads|
|↑ Straight Ahead||Kilallan Road||leaving the village and passing a golf course|
|← 1st Left||Corsliehill Road||turn left at right-hand bend onto poorly surfaced road|
|← Turn Left||B789||Barochan Road||at end of road|
|2nd Right →||unnamed road||at Formakin, an awkward turn at the foot of a steep descent|
|1st Right →||Old Greenock Road||at crossroads|
|↑ Straight Ahead||Old Greenock Road||at crossroads, passing gate across road|
|Fork Right ↗||A8||Greenock Road||at end of road in Bishopton|
|↖ Fork Left||Old Greenock Road||(In opposite direction use Ferry Road and Greenock Road due to one-way section)|
|↑ Straight Ahead||Old Greenock Road||at B815 Ferry Road crossroads|
|← 4th Left||Drumcross Road||just after M8 motorway bridge|
|Turn Right →||B815||Ferry Road||at end of road|
|← Turn Left||steep ramp||after second roundabout, at bus layby just before bridge|
|Finish||A898||Erskine Bridge cycle track||in Erskine|
Alternatively you can go through the former toll plaza by taking a right at the A898 roundabout to follow the loop road round and climb more gradually up to the bridge. Keep to the left if you choose this option, and join the cycle track when it starts at the end of the bend.
If you wish to go to Erskine town itself, or to continue to Inchinnan or even Renfrew, go straight on at the B815 crossroads in Bishopton, along Old Greenock Road to Erskine, most of which is to the left of this road. Cross straight over the A726 roundabout and two other roundabouts in Erskine, then turn right through the bus gate, to get to Inchinnan. Continue straight on through Inchinnan to join the main A8 for a mile before arriving at the lifting bridge on the edge of Renfrew.