Walk 101 – Dean Castle Country Park from Dean Road, Kilmarnock – 1 mile

This route avoids the sections of the park currently closed for development. You will pass the park’s iconic waterfall, the (relatively) new pinetum, graveyard of Lord Howard De Walden, the stone lions, the Dean Castle itself and the deer park. A scenic and popular woodland walk! … More Walk 101 – Dean Castle Country Park from Dean Road, Kilmarnock – 1 mile

Walk 95 – Blackcraig Hill, East Ayrshire – 3.6 miles

Blackcraig Hill, close to New Cumnock, is the highest peak in the area (700 m / 2296 ft) and on a clear day you will be rewarded with simply stunning views from the top. With no obvious footpath to follow, some navigation skills are required, particularly in poor visibility. The route described below is a straightforward gentle ascent on mostly grassy ground with a few craggy sections to look out for. … More Walk 95 – Blackcraig Hill, East Ayrshire – 3.6 miles

Walk 92 – Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock – 1.6 miles

An absolutely brilliant day out for the whole family! Although the walk itself is short at just over a mile and a half, there is so much to see and do at Dumfries House that you can easily spend several hours. Take a picnic or take advantage of the onsite cafe. Highlights include the Engineering Centre, large kids play area, arboretum, walled garden and the stunning Dumfries House itself. Look out for all the quirky features around the Estate that make it truly unique! … More Walk 92 – Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock – 1.6 miles

Walk 91 – River Irvine Walk, Crookedholm – 2 miles

A pleasant circular walk beginning in the woodland area along the River Irvine between Crookedholm and Milton Road, Kilmarnock. The route then continues along quiet country roads, passing the former Crookedholm Primary School building, with the final section taking you through the village of Crookedholm itself to return to the starting point. … More Walk 91 – River Irvine Walk, Crookedholm – 2 miles

Walk 83 -Traverse of Whitelee Windfarm: Ardochrig to Visitor Centre – 15.3 miles

This route shows off the scale and diversity of Whitelee, the UK’s largest onshore windfarm. It crosses from one side of the site to the other, passing through it’s less visited areas, many of which are rich in forestry. You will stand on the highest point in East Renfrewshire (Corse Hill), visit a WWII hurricane crash site, pass an active quarry, and even visit a memorial enclosure! Keep a lookout for dragonflies, small birds, woodland mammals and birds of prey. … More Walk 83 -Traverse of Whitelee Windfarm: Ardochrig to Visitor Centre – 15.3 miles

Walk 79 -The Craigs Farm Estate, Glen Afton – 1.2 miles

A short walk to an ‘adopted/dedicated tree area’ in the picturesque Glen Afton, surrounded by some of Ayrshire’s finest hills. Using a mixture of surfaced roads, stony farm tracks and grassy footpaths, you will cross the Afton Water and Craig Burn. Look out for wild blueberries, caterpillars and frogs if you are there in Summer! … More Walk 79 -The Craigs Farm Estate, Glen Afton – 1.2 miles

Walk 77 – Sir Alexander Fleming Loop, Darvel – 6 miles

A very pleasant loop through open farmland behind the village of Darvel, passing the birthplace of Sir Alexander Fleming. Surfaced minor roads the whole way, it is an easy walk although it is pretty hilly. The advantage of this being the beautiful views you will be rewarded with for almost the entire walk! … More Walk 77 – Sir Alexander Fleming Loop, Darvel – 6 miles