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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: 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.
WALK REPORT: 27TH JUNE 2018
Other walks in this area:
- Kilmaurs Countryside Walk – 7 miles
- Kilmaurs & Knockentiber – 7.3 miles
- Kilmarnock North/Rowallan – 5.8 miles
- Dunsmuir Park & Knockentiber – 4.5 miles
- Knockentiber/Springside Loops