Walk 13 – Kilmaurs – 6.8 miles

An easy walk along quiet country roads behind Kilmaurs. You will pass the Annick Water and Glazert Burn, and several lovely cottages.

buggy friendly image  Buggy friendly

parking available icon  On-street parking available on Main Street/A735, Kilmaurs

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

route image  Route: Start on Main Street in Kilmaurs then cut off to the left along Standalane. Take the left at the 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 but in fact it continues on past them). The road follows Glazert Burn for a little then crosses the B769 again. Turn left at the bottom of the road and follow this one all the way down to Irvine Road. Go left onto Irvine Road and this will read back to Main Street.

 

20 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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