Walk 190 – Lynn Glen, Dalry – 1.3 miles

This short circular walk around the Caaf Water is packed with unexpected ‘fairy’ surprises hidden within a tranquil wooded glen. The gorge is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of the unique and interesting rocks it contains. Perfect for families and for anyone who likes waterfalls! The paths can be muddy at times and there are several sets of stairs. … More Walk 190 – Lynn Glen, Dalry – 1.3 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

Whitelee’s Secret Forest – Valley Walkfest 2019

The blurb for my guided walk read “Join Gillian’s Walks and Rennie Mason, Whitelee Countryside Rangers on a visit to the tranquil, scenic side of the UK’s largest onshore windfarm at Cleughearn Plantation. Walkers will be bussed to Ardochrig from Darvel and we will soon find ourselves on a mossy track through the forest. This area is home to an array of bird life and has its very own dragonfly pond. Roe deer may be spotted if we are quiet enough!” It seemed to spark an interest, and on Sunday 12th May 2019, an impressive 32 people headed out in 3 minibuses and a car to enjoy the walk! … More Whitelee’s Secret Forest – Valley Walkfest 2019

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 185 – Cornish Hill & its Loch – 3.4 miles

A brilliant and fairly easy circular walk from the Stinchar Bridge to the top of Cornish Hill, returning via the secluded and peaceful Cornish Loch. A good path the whole way, boggy in places. Fantastic views on a clear day! Parking at Stinchar Bridge car park, Straiton to Bargrennan Road. No public transport to start … More Walk 185 – Cornish Hill & its Loch – 3.4 miles

Walk 178 – Ayr Gorge Woodlands Reserve, Failford

Ayr Gorge Woodlands Reserve is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Scottish Wildlife Trust Ayrshire. Follow the path of the River Ayr as it flows through a deep red sandstone gorge. This circular / figure-of-eight route takes you around most of the main trails, giving you the opportunity to explore this beautiful ancient woodland including the popular viewpoint at Peden’s Cove. … More Walk 178 – Ayr Gorge Woodlands Reserve, Failford

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 174 – Kirstie’s Trail, Barr

Beautifully scenic forestry tracks take you along to Kirstie’s Cairn, a memorial to young local farmer Christopher McTaggart who lost his life there in a blizzard in 1913. An easy walk which can either be 4 or 6 miles return depending on your start point. Instead why not form a loop and experience the famous Fairy Knowe Trail whilst you are there?  Or head up to High Changue on the Devil’s Trail for incredible views down the valley?  … More Walk 174 – Kirstie’s Trail, Barr