Walk 43 – Tarryholme Pond, Irvine – 1.7 miles

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A tranquil area of Irvine you may not have visited before! Lovely for summer picnics or a short evening stroll. Takes in both Annick Water and River Irvine, as well as 2 ponds. Route can be extended along the River Irvine in either direction. 

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  Parking available at Milgarholm Park, just off A71.

Tarryholme Pond, Irvine

WALK REPORT: 26th April 2016

At almost 3 years old, Thomas doesn’t so much enjoy the idea of going out for a buggy walk anymore, I think he is a little ‘over it’. Hence the lack of buggy friendly walks appearing of late. However he did actually really enjoy this one; it had plenty of quirky features to hold his interest and was short enough at 2 miles that he didn’t have time to get bored.

The best way I can describe this walk is peaceful. I imagine, being so close to the housing estate, that it will be a busy place in the evenings or on school holidays. But today – a crisp sunny Tuesday morning – there was hardly a soul around. The road surface is perfect for the buggy and there are also plenty of ‘off road’ grassy areas you can venture into to explore.

Before setting off I had roughly mapped out the route we would take using Viewranger and the map showed the path continuing after the second pond into a field and along the river (rather than through the housing estate).  However it wasn’t as expected: the beautifully smooth tarmac path turns into a narrow bumpy grassy track almost impossible to push a buggy over. I say almost because I did manage, however we ended up having to turn back because the path completely disappears. I am sure it is passable if you only have your two feet to worry about but I didn’t want to risk taking the buggy any further.

I will definitely come back here to explore more!

Wooden walkway at one side of Tarryholme Pond
River Irvine

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