Walk 28 – Three Parks Trail, Kilmarnock – 4.7 miles

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The walk takes in Piersland, Dean and Kay parks so would be a good one to take the kids along on, spending some time at the playparks and duck ponds. Expect roadside pavements and woodland paths.

buggy friendly image  Buggy Friendly walk (some hills)

  Parking available at Council Headquarters, London Road (KA3 7BU), also on the local bus route. Kilmarnock train station is 1 mile away.

Three Parks Loop Kilmarnock

WALK REPORT: 30th March 2016

After seeing some walks I had posted to my Facebook page, a family friend – Helen – got in touch suggesting I show her some new routes. Helen & some friends meet in Kilmarnock every Wednesday evening no matter the weather, and enjoy a walk and a blether! My mum and Helen have been friends for over 40 years so I was delighted when Helen contacted me because I had not seen her in a long time and was looking forward to catching up. We decided that I would join them this week and they would show me one of their usual routes and I’d return the favour another time. My mum came along too 🙂

We had a time limit of approx 1.5 hours for the walk and I was pleasantly surprised when I realised we had managed over 4.5 miles in that time! I am sure we could have added to that but I was responsible for a lot of the chatting going on (well, I was meeting some lovely new people afterall!) and we had a pit-stop worrying about some kids playing alone in the river at Dean Park… well until a ‘responsible adult’ turned up and proceeded to wade through the (pretty fast-flowing and deep) river herself to meet them. The things you see!

We went down to have a look at the Walled Garden at the Dean – a first for me! There wasn’t much to see tonight but it looks like they are starting to re-build it after vandals set fire to the area. Look forward to returning in the summer!

My little dude enjoying Piersland Park
Woodland at Dean Castle Country Park
Dean Castle
Play area at Dean Castle Country Park
Duck pond at Kay Park
One section of the play area at the Kay Park. There is another area with swings, a slide, rocking horse and also football/basketball nets and cycle track

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