Six Walks to try this Autumn

It’s time to welcome the arrival of Autumn and all the joys that the season brings: the colours that tease your camera out of your pocket, the crunch of fallen leaves under your feet, the return of the cool winds…. and therefore your favourite woolly hat.

But where to go to make the most of it?

How about these Six Walks to try this Autumn!

1. Brockle Wood, Annbank

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.

2. Lainshaw Woods & the Annick Water, Stewarton

A scenic and varied figure-of-eight walk which follows the Annick Water on its journey through Stewarton, including through the town’s popular Lainshaw Woods and Cunningham Watt Park.

3. Falls of Clyde, New Lanark

Best experienced after a period of sustained rainfall, this section of the River Clyde is pretty spectacular. Starting in the historical village of New Lanark, the track forms the last section of the Clyde Walkway and is basically a woodland walk with viewpoints to the waterfalls along the river. The Falls of Clyde are formed of Bonnington Linn, Corra Linn, Dundaff Linn, and Stonebyres Linn. This walk has some steep hilly sections and lots of steps.

4. Dean Woods, Cairneyhill

Starting from the village of Cairneyhill in Fife, this circular walk takes you along a quiet country road then around the outskirts of the impressive Dean woodland before returning to the village via farm tracks. Expect lots of mud! 

5. Killiecrankie & Faskally Forest

The Pass of Killiecrankie and Faskally Forest in Perthshire are two of the best places in Scotland to enjoy a stunning display of autumn colours and this circular route takes you through both! Starting off with the Pass of Killiecrankie and the Soldier’s Leap viewpoint, you will then head along single track roads and through the Linn of Tummel to reach Loch Faskally. On your way back you’ll pass through the beautiful Faskally Forest before following the River Tummel and River Garry back to Killiecrankie. Terrain includes a mix of surfaced roads and woodland paths and there are a lot of steps on this route.

6. Eglinton Country Park

A pleasant woodland walk taking in some of the highlights of Eglinton Country Park before looping around Eglinton Loch and returning to the start via a track along the outer perimeter of the park.

Happy walking!

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