Walk 192 – Brockle Wood from Annbank – 1.6 miles

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Discover the many trails of the beautiful Brockle Wood with its pretty burn that leads you to the mighty River Ayr. This short circular route has a lot to offer and is especially recommended in Autumn! Paths can be muddy.

Dog friendly walk

Car parking available outside Annbank Bowling Club (KA6 5ED). Local bus services from Ayr stop on B744/Weston Avenue beside the bowling club.


I had visited these woods for the first time a couple of weeks prior and was so taken by them I vowed to return and explore them a bit more. It was to become the perfect pre-lunch stroll with the family today! There was lots to love: access to the woods was super easy from Annbank, the stream was as pretty as I had remembered, the River Ayr full from a week of heavy rain and the whole area looking suitably autumnal. The kids enjoyed picking up a multitude of different sized sticks and challenging us to find the biggest piece of branch to drag along. I’m pretty sure I won 😉

The footpaths were fairly muddy and wet in places: definitely a boots or wellies walk, and aside from a few people out walking their dogs, we had the place to ourselves.

Shortly before the end of the walk, I had my own challenge to set: who can make the biggest splash in the muddiest puddle! The winner?……

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