Walk 205 – River Ayr Way (Wellwood to Glenbuck Loch via Cairn Table) – 13.7 miles

A fairly challenging linear walk taking in the first (or last in my case!) section of the River Ayr Way as well as an ascent of Cairn Table (1945 ft / 593 m), the most prominent hill in East Ayrshire. … More Walk 205 – River Ayr Way (Wellwood to Glenbuck Loch via Cairn Table) – 13.7 miles

Walk 198 – Stewarton to Dunlop – 7.4 miles

A lovely peaceful walk between the two East Ayrshire villages of Stewarton and Dunlop. After a short section through Lainshaw Woods the remainder of the walk uses quiet single track roads before an optional de-tour through the Millennium Woodland Nature Park in Dunlop. There are a few hills on this route, the reward being stunning views across to the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and north to Ben Lomond if it is a clear day! … More Walk 198 – Stewarton to Dunlop – 7.4 miles

Walk 197 – Coodham Estate from Kilmarnock – 6.2 miles

Starting at Dewaldens Garden Centre in Kilmarnock, this route first crosses Caprington Golf Course and then makes use of paved roads and paths to reach the 95 acre Coodham Estate just outside Symington. Take time to explore the Estate’s many interesting features and paths including the lake, mansion, shrine and graveyard, before starting the walk back to Kilmarnock via the high road past Stafflar Farm. A few short busy sections to be aware of – see route info for details. Option to extend past Caprington Castle to form an 8 mile loop. … More Walk 197 – Coodham Estate from Kilmarnock – 6.2 miles

Walk 189 – Kilmaurs Town Trail – 1.6 miles

A delightful short walk taking in some of Kilmaurs’ best bits, including Morton Park and the war memorial, St Maurs-Glencairn Parish Church, the remains of “Penny Bridge” and the impressive toolbooth known as the Jougs. It is actually much more of a countryside trail than its name suggests, including several field crossings. Wellies sometimes advisable! … More Walk 189 – Kilmaurs Town Trail – 1.6 miles

Walk 187 – Lainshaw Woods & the Annick Water, Stewarton – 4.6 miles

A scenic and varied circular walk which follows the Annick Water on it’s journey through Stewarton, as well as taking in some residential areas and quiet roads. You will experience the town’s popular Lainshaw Woods, beautifully maintained by a dedicated volunteer group – Stewarton Woodlands Action Trust. … More Walk 187 – Lainshaw Woods & the Annick Water, Stewarton – 4.6 miles

Walk 175 – Kilmaurs Farm Walk – 5.2 miles

This easy walk takes advantage of the country roads around Kilmaurs to form a loop passing several of the village’s largest farms, including High Langmuir, Laigh Langmuir, Knocklandside and Busbie Mains. The final section takes you along the traffic-free NCN73 cycle path and returns to Kilmaurs via the B751/Crosshouse Road. … More Walk 175 – Kilmaurs Farm Walk – 5.2 miles

Walk 169 – Fenwick and the Snowdrop Walk – 4 miles

Starting at Craufurdland Fishery, this route follows a recently created off-road path to Fenwick before using a series of country roads to reach the village’s main street. Roadside pavements lead you back out of Fenwick and into Craufurdland Woods via a suspension bridge. The final section through the woods can be particularly muddy so you may wish to do the walk in reverse to get it out the way first!  … More Walk 169 – Fenwick and the Snowdrop Walk – 4 miles

Walk 165 – Craufurdland Woodland Trail, Kilmarnock – 1.6 miles

There is something mystical, if a little eerie about the woodlands of Craufurdland Estate and it is my new favourite place to explore! This short 1.6 mile circuit takes you around some of it’s trails, avoiding the worst of the mud (still expect lots!), and along a high-level footpath above the Fenwick Water. Host of the popular Muddy Trials event, there are paths galore zig zagging through the trees meaning this the walk can easily be extended should you wish. You may even stumble across the Skrek swamp!  … More Walk 165 – Craufurdland Woodland Trail, Kilmarnock – 1.6 miles

Walk 163 – Ballochmyle Viaduct from Catrine – 3.7 miles

Hidden in a small woodland, discover one of the most extensive areas of ring and cup marks ever found in the UK. Then take a short walk along the River Ayr to the impressive Ballochmyle Viaduct. It is the highest masonry railway viaduct in Britain and even featured in a scene in the movie Mission: Impossible! Being on the Failford to Catrine section of the River Ayr Way means that you can extend the walk in either direction should you wish. Mostly earth footpaths and minor roads with one short section of uneven, boggy ground. … More Walk 163 – Ballochmyle Viaduct from Catrine – 3.7 miles