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.
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.
Pass from South Ayrshire to East Ayrshire on this 6 mile linear walk between the villages of Failford and Catrine. The highlight of the route is passing beneath the impressive Ballochmyle Viaduct, the highest masonry railway arch in UK!
A beautiful walk along the banks of the River Ayr, taking in Peden’s Cove in the Ayr Gorge Woodland as well as Highland Mary’s Monument in Failford.
The River Ayr is your companion for almost the entire 7 miles of this mostly woodland walk. Its starts by following the River Ayr Way from Oswald’s Bridge all the way to Annbank then returns via a mixture of quiet country roads, woodland paths and farm tracks.
This walk is part of River Ayr Way and takes you from A77 Ayr by-pass along to Oswald’s Bridge where you will see the Wallace Burns Cairn. You can either return via the same route or add an extra section along the banks of the River Ayr for a half mile. It is a lovely peaceful, countryside walk – you wouldn’t know you are so close to the Ayr by-pass.
This route follows a short section of the River Ayr Way, starting just off Holmston Road. It is a really pleasant woodland walk along the river, popular with locals. To form a loop, the return section crosses a small golf course before following a footpath on the opposite bank of the river. Expect the trail to be muddy!