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St Ninian's Way - Lochwinnoch to Paisley

16 km Distance
65 m Ascent
85 m Descent

(3 ratings)

Lochwinnoch to Paisley

This 24th section of St Ninian’s Way follows a signposted footpath and National Cycle Route 7 all the way to Paisley. The starting point is the footpath beside Castle Semple Loch which proceeds to a bridge over a motorway (6 km). Then continue north along Black Cart Water to another bridge (2 km). Cross bridge and continue along track to Elderslie (1.5km), and then on to Sauce Hill, just south of Paisley (3 km). Then take the Causeyside Road 200 m and turn right onto Gordon Street for 100 m and over the River Clyde, onto Cotton Street to Paisley Abbey (300m). An option is to continue on to Gauze Street and to the crossroads with St Mirren’s Catholic Cathedral.

Scenic and signposted footpath

Also part of the Whithorn Way - . courtesy of the WWSG where a detailed route description with grid references is available.

For a map overview of Part 1 and Part 2 of St Ninian’s Way please go to

St Ninian’s Way is one of the great pilgrim routes in Scotland to St Andrews - The Way of St Andrews - For other routes see