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 177 – Roon The Binn, Burntisland to Aberdour – 8 miles

A circular walk leading you around The Binn, a 193m (633ft) hill which dominates the Fife town of Burntisland. Along the way visit the intriguing remains of the village of Binnend, built to serve the shale oil industry in the 1880s and now lying abandoned in the woodland undergrowth. A mix of residential streets, earth paths and farm tracks, with the return section being along the Fife Coastal Path.  … More Walk 177 – Roon The Binn, Burntisland to Aberdour – 8 miles

Walk 164 – Brown Carrick Hill & The Ayrshire Coast – 8.2 miles

A combination of lowland hills and rocky coastlines: perfection in a walk! Starting in the picture-perfect fishing village of Dunure you will wind your way up into the Carrick Hills before descending to sea level to return to the beginning via one of the most stunning and rugged sections of the Ayrshire Coastal Path. On a clear day you will enjoy spectacular panoramic views from the summit of Brown Carrick Hill (287 m / 941 ft): the best vantage point in the area!  … More Walk 164 – Brown Carrick Hill & The Ayrshire Coast – 8.2 miles

Walk 160 – Knock Hill Circular, Largs – 8 miles

By joining two parts of the Ayrshire Coastal Path together, you can enjoy this circular route from Largs to the top of Knock Hill (268m / 879 ft) and back again. An easy first stage along Largs promenade soon gives way to farm tracks and boggy hillside paths before a steep ascent to the summit trig point. Enjoy panoramic views across the Firth of Clyde to the Cowal Peninsula, southern Highlands, Isle of Cumbrae and Arran, as well as down into the town of Largs itself. The descent takes you West across farmland and through pleasant woodland then along a minor road behind Knock Castle.  … More Walk 160 – Knock Hill Circular, Largs – 8 miles

Walk 156 – Wemyss Caves & Castles, Fife – 6 miles

Along the Fife Coastal Path between West and East Wemyss there are two castles and a number of caves, as well as a memorial to Scottish musician Jimmy Shand! This circular walk lets you enjoy all of that before returning to the start via farmland tracks and a disused railway.    Dog-friendly walk  Download a … More Walk 156 – Wemyss Caves & Castles, Fife – 6 miles

Walk 144 – The Affric Kintail Way, Highlands

The Affric Kintail Way is one of Scotland’s long distance routes, running 44 miles from Drumnadrochit south of Inverness, to Morvich in the West. The first half makes use of forestry tracks after which the landscape changes dramatically, transporting you through the mountainous wilderness of Glen Affric and the Kintail mountains. The whole route is well signposted.  … More Walk 144 – The Affric Kintail Way, Highlands

Walk 142 – Dalgety Bay to Braefoot Pier Coastal Walk – 7 miles

This is a semi-loop which begins in the upmarket residential area of St Davids and follows the Fife Coastal Path through several small woodlands to reach Braefoot Pier at the eastern end of Dalgety Bay. The return follows the pleasant NCN76 cycle path for a short distance before re-joining the Coastal Path. Superb views towards the Forth bridges and Inchcolm Island, and if you are lucky you might spot roe deer and pheasants along the way! Pass the remains of St Bridget’s Kirk and some WW1 and WW2 bunkers in Braefoot woods. Mostly earth paths and pavements with some steps.   … More Walk 142 – Dalgety Bay to Braefoot Pier Coastal Walk – 7 miles

Walk 137 – River Ayr Way (Catrine to Sorn loop) – 4.6 miles

Following the River Ayr Way along a pleasant woodland trail to Sorn, you will walk through the Catrine Voes and Woodlands Local Nature Reserve and past the historical Catrine Weir. Enjoy the view across to the majestic fourteenth century Sorn Castle, a bespoke wedding venue and home to the McIntyres. On reaching Sorn, cross the ‘Auld Brig’ before passing through part of the village and into the “Spooky Woods”. The return route to Catrine is via Chapel Brae, a pleasant single track road.  It passes Catrine War Memorial, from which you will be rewarded with fine views down to the village.  … More Walk 137 – River Ayr Way (Catrine to Sorn loop) – 4.6 miles