Misty law - Lochwinnoch
Landranger map 63   Distance 23km, 470m climb
Misty Law has a rough track almost to the very top making the
going relatively easy.walking and very suitable for mountain bikes
(after a dry spell and see map below).
My wife and I did this walk on Wed (2nd June 04) on a lovely
clear day giving extensive views, Ben Lomond, The Cobler
Ben More and Stobinian.
We parked at the Castle semple car park, went through the town, crossed the River Calder
on the minor road north of the town and up to Muirfauldhouse on Lint hills (MR337600)
From here we went right through
a gate onto the moor following a
grassy track which becomes
more distinct as time passes.
It is simply a matter of following
this track  to the top of Misty
Law (almost).
We returned down Maich
water crossing the burn at the
wooden bridge to walk down
the west side of the glen to
Cockston and exiting to the
minor road at Ladyland gates.
The final part of the return we
made along the minor roads up
past Glenlora to ensure we did
not have to walk along the A760
without a footpath. The walk
took us 5 hours.
Cycling misty law
If cycling the route you can add on a loop to the SE. A track from MR325550 leads past
Kilbirnie loch  although a bit overgrown near the loch. Use minor roads from Loganbar to
Gateside (MR 363536), at the east end of the village turn left up the no through road to High
Bogside  and then the track on the east side of Brown Muir plantation between ruined dry
stone dikes in the main. Round the west side of Barcraigs on minor roads and Howwood on
the B776. Join the cycle way but leave to the right after 1.2km to the church ruin and enjoy a
loop round Parkhill woods by going almost through, turn right and do a clockwise loop. Go
up behind a little ruin to the top of the hill (short push), enjoy a downhill run and go left at
the next junction, keep left round the park until you get back to the main track where you
entered. Go right out to the cycle way and back to the lochside.
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