Walk 135 – Up the Bankers, Roon the Darvel Mast – 6 miles

A delightful loop across the quiet hillsides behind Darvel in the Irvine Valley, mostly along minor roads with short sections on gravel or earth tracks. It starts by following the Long Cairn Walk before branching off in the opposite direction to climb the Changue Road, or ‘mast road’. Here there is the option to walk to the Darvel transmitter mast before ending the walk by passing through the ancient woodlands of the Lanfine Estate.  … More Walk 135 – Up the Bankers, Roon the Darvel Mast – 6 miles

Walk 134 – Jacob’s Ladder, Newmilns – 4 miles

Jacob’s Ladder is a steep stone staircase set within a narrow alleyway between Kilnholm Street and Loudoun Crescent in Newmilns. It provides walkers with a shortcut to access the multitude of pleasant backroads on the hillside above the village. This route is one short example of the many loops which can be enjoyed after climbing the ladder!  … More Walk 134 – Jacob’s Ladder, Newmilns – 4 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 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

Walk 59 – Newmilns to Darvel via Lanfine Estate – 4.3 miles

A 4 mile loop between Newmilns and Darvel and around the quiet woodland of Lanfine Estate. Well surfaced paths make the walking easy – great for an evening stroll with friends. If you have kids with you they will enjoy the large play park at the halfway point in Darvel! … More Walk 59 – Newmilns to Darvel via Lanfine Estate – 4.3 miles

Walk 54 – Glengavel Reservoir to Darvel – 10 miles

This walk begins at the tranquil and picturesque Glengavel Reservoir and goes via Bankend Rig Windfarm to end near Randoldcoup Bridge in Darvel. It is a challenging walk mainly due to the distance covered but as the landscape is so varied there is lots to keep you entertained. The terrain ranges from no path at all to quiet country roads. You will be rewarded with views across to Loudoun Hill, Whitelee Windfarm and Isle of Arran on a clear day. You will also cross over the humble beginnings of the Avon Water which runs into the River Clyde when it eventually reaches Hamilton! … More Walk 54 – Glengavel Reservoir to Darvel – 10 miles