Walk 13 – Kilmaurs – 7 miles

An easy walk along quiet country roads behind Kilmaurs. You will pass the Annick Water and Glazert Burn, and several lovely cottages. The route also crosses the East Ayrshire / North Ayrshire boundary! 

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Kilmaurs

 

viewranger image  Click HERE to view or follow a map of the route

parking available icon  Car park just off Fenwick Road, Kilmaurs (behind the Weston Tavern KA3 2RQ)

route image  Route: From the car park return to Fenwick Road and turn left.  Turn right onto Main Street and continue along until reaching a road called Standalane on the left. Walk along Standalane, keeping left at a fork then shortly after cross the B769 to continue straight ahead. Take the road on the left when you come to the road end. Look out for a left turn along this road (can easily be mistaken for a road leading to some farm houses). This road follows Glazert Burn for a little then crosses the B769 again. Turn left at the bottom of the road and continue all the way down to Irvine Road. Go left onto Irvine Road, eventually leading to Main Street. Turn left and first right back to Fenwick Road and the parking area. 

 

WALK REPORT: 20th February 2016

I dragged my good friend Lynsey W with me for this one, and I will be forever grateful as it’s not just anyone who would agree to such an adventure on a miserable pouring wet February morning. At least we gave her hubby something to laugh about as we set off fully waterproofed up and me with my big rucksack looking like I was heading for a day in the mountains rather than a stroll around Kilmaurs. Not to mention the drowned rat look we returned with a couple of hours later! We both enjoyed it though, combining a good old catch up with some fresh air and exercise.

I had planned the route out in advance on Viewranger and had planned to use the follow function to find our way as I wasn’t familiar with the area. Halfway along I couldn’t understand why the map wasn’t showing our location or the route we had taken so far. It had been bothering me for the whole walk. Finally I realised the location services on my phone were switched off aaargh! Rookie error! But better to make it here than on a Munro somewhere I guess. Another lesson learned.

Only 1 photo taken due to the heavy rain!

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