Walk 175 – Kilmaurs Farm Walk – 5.2 miles

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Beautiful tree-lined track leading away from Habbieauld Farm B&B

This easy walk takes advantage of the country roads around Kilmaurs to form a loop passing several of the village’s largest farms, including High Langmuir, Laigh Langmuir, Knocklandside and Busbie Mains. The final section takes you along the traffic-free NCN73 cycle path and returns to Kilmaurs via the B751/Crosshouse Road.

  Car park just off Fenwick Road, Kilmaurs (behind the Weston Tavern KA3 2RQ). Kilmaurs train station is 0.3 miles away and there are bus stops on Main Street, close to the walk start point.

route image Route: Exit the car park at the main entrance, turning left onto Fenwick Road. At the end of the street turn right onto Main Street/A735 and follow it along a short distance, turning left when you reach Habbieauld Road. This residential street soon becomes a minor road surrounded by fields, followed by a farm track after you pass Habbieauld Farm B&B. On reaching High Langmuir Farm pass through the gate then turn left behind the barn. Continue straight ahead at a junction in the road and enjoy the open countryside all the way down to Irvine Road. Turn right here and carefully walk along the roadside verge for 0.4 miles (this road can be busy with traffic). Take the first road on your left and enjoy this quieter section along past Knocklandside and Busbie Mains farms. After 1.2 miles look out for a track on the right which goes past a barrier and leads you gently downhill and onto the NCN73 cycle path. Turn left here and after 0.8 miles you will arrive in Knockentiber at which point you should leave the cycle path, turning left on B751/Crosshouse Road and use the roadside pavement for approx 1 mile to return to Kilmaurs. Emerging in front of the Primary School, turn right to reach A735/Main Street. Turn left onto this street and the car park where you started is behind the Weston Tavern.

Kilmaurs Farm Walk

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I was impressed by the reindeer wood sculpture just outside Habbieauld Farm B&B!
Frank is well-known with the locals. He lives at High Langmuir Farm. After showing us his rear end for 5 minutes he kindly posed face-first for a photo next to his name :-)
Quiet single track road heading towards Knockentiber. 
I completed this walk as part of the Jim Dunlop Memorial Community Walking Festival, an annual event organised by Jim’s family in association with East Ayrshire Vibrant Communities. Jim was a volunteer Walk Leader in the area for 10 years, leading hundreds of health walks and encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors. This photo shows our group enjoying the glorious sunshine on the northern part of the NCN73 cycle path, which is a fantastic traffic-free route running 18 miles between Ardrossan and Kilmarnock 

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5 thoughts on “Walk 175 – Kilmaurs Farm Walk – 5.2 miles

  1. Took advantage of once again being able to walk with another couple and also of lovely warm spring day.
    Enjoyable walk on back roads and tracks and cycle path. Glad one friend was originally from Kilmaurs as might have got lost when we turned right to go through farm yard though he said he hadn’t walked this way for about fifty years! Apparently the farm is now a recording studio.
    Only part I didn’t much care for was the walk on pavement from Auchintiber back to Kilmaurs. Had to come off cycle track a bit early as it was closed to allow work to be carried out.

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  2. With my daughter away with her friends, it was just my son and I on this walk, which he named “Guy day Friday”!! This was a lovely peaceful walk along mostly quiet roads. My son loved counting the farms as we sauntered along. The weather was perfect. No wind and just a hint of warmth from the sun. Again, the only misstep was down to me – I completely missed the little path from the bridge down to the cycle path around halfway along, and only discovered it after we had doubled back over a field and a nettle and thorn covered gate! It didn’t spoil what was a great walk and fantastic father/son time!


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