Walk 61 – Irvine’s Stone Dragon – 0.5 miles

A great short walk to do with the kids to visit the stone dragon at Irvine Beach Park. It can be found perched high on the sand dunes overlooking the sea, and is said to be guarding the coastline from future Viking invasions :-) The view from the top of the hill is one of my favourites in Ayrshire! Take a picnic if the weather permits.  … More Walk 61 – Irvine’s Stone Dragon – 0.5 miles

Walk 35 – Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran – 11 miles

A beautiful hike from Brodick which follows the Glenrosa Water deep into the tranquillity of the Glen to ‘The Saddle’ before returning via the same route. The track up Glen Rosa is very well maintained and well-trodden, starting off wide and dry and becoming narrower and boggier the further into the glen you go. … More Walk 35 – Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran – 11 miles

Walk 13 – Watermeetings, Kilmaurs – 7 miles

An easy walk along quiet country roads behind Kilmaurs. You will pass the Annick Water, walk alongside the Glazert Burn, and cross the local beauty spot known as the Watermeetings: the point at which the two water courses meet. There are several lovely cottages (and mansions!) to admire, including those around the Chapeltoun Estate area. The route crosses the East Ayrshire / North Ayrshire boundary 4 times! … More Walk 13 – Watermeetings, Kilmaurs – 7 miles

Walk 5 – Irvine Beach, Ayrshire

Sandy Irvine Beach is wild, beautiful and seems to go on and on forever! In fact it stretches 3 miles along to Barassie therefore this walk can be up to 6 miles in length should you complete the entire return route. Lined with high sand dunes and the Isle of Arran visible to the west, the beach here is popular with locals out for some fresh air and exercise. … More Walk 5 – Irvine Beach, Ayrshire