Unofficial Cycle Routes - Kilmacolm to Erskine Bridge

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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

Direction Route Name Comment
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.

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