Area: Ayrshire

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The Category East Ayrshire is a subset of Ayrshire.

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The Category South Ayrshire is a subset of Ayrshire.

*Ayrshire Paths Initiative
Overview

'The Ayrshire Paths Initiative provides sensitively managed, well sign-posted routes for all capabilities of walker and cyclist.  Routes include Ayr, Irvine, Muirkirk, Maybole, Largs, Dailly, Dalry, Irvine Valley, Girvan, Straiton, Barr, Dalmellington and Cumbrae.'

*Ayrshire Scotland
Overview

Details of about 40 Walks throughout Ayrshire & Galloway - each including a Photo Tour Page to give a guide to the route.

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*East Ayrshire Council
Overview

'East Ayrshire provides fantastic opportunities with its spectacular and varied landscape - from the river valleys with wooded gorges to the smooth glacially carved valleys of the Southern Uplands ... Our comprehensive core paths network has been developed for walking, cycling and horse riding, giving easy access to these beautiful parts.'

*Eglinton Country Park
Size (acreage)98
Overview

'Within the Park there is an extensive bridle path network extending to around 11 km. Of this route a shared paths makes up about 5 km of the route on which riders must give way to walkers and cyclists. The track meanders pleasantly beside fields and woodlands ... The area is crisscrossed with paths and bridleways which allow you to get closer to the natural world.'

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North Ayrshire Council

See also

Eglinton Country Park [Wikipedia] | Irvine and Kilwinning New Town Trail [Ayrshire Paths]

*North Ayrshire Council
Overview

'From serious mountaineering to a gentle promenade stroll - North Ayrshire has it all. For serious walkers the Isle of Arran Coastal Way and the Ayrshire Coastal Path provide great walks with stunning views. Why not visit our path networks page for more information ...'

*OiR - Ayr
Overview

'Opportunities in Retirement (OiR Ayr) was founded in 1985 and is a charitable organisation for people over 50. The organisation exists to encourage and facilitate interesting activities for the membership which is drawn from Ayr and the surrounding district. Most groups depend on the initiative, skills and voluntary contributions of individual members.'

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Opportunities in Retirement - Ayr

*OiR - Largs
Overview

'An organisation for the over-50's. Membership is around 600, drawn mostly from Largs, Skelmorlie, Wemyss Bay, Fairlie and West Kilbride. It was founded in 1987. The organisation exists to encourage and facilitate interesting activities for those who have retired, or who may be thinking about it. Most activity groups depend on the initiative, skills and voluntary contributions of individual members ... '

*Rozelle Estate
Overview

'The gardens of Rozelle combine mature woodland, rhododendron walks, parkland and ornamental ponds, to produce a rich and varied landscape for all visitors.'

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South Ayrshire Council

See also

Museums and Galleries [South Ayrshire Council]

*Visit Scotland - Ayrshire & Arran
Overview

'From the tranquil woods of Ayrshire to the highest peak on the stunning Isle of Arran, there are many opportunities to get out and explore this wonderful region and breathe the fresh sea air. With one of our selected routes you'll experience the beauty of the region with your own eyes ...'

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VisitScotland

Ayr Town Nature Trail
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'This walk takes about half an hour (a little longer if you take the suggested detour). It has been chosen as it passes through built up areas and a long section beside the River Ayr. Wild plants colonise any suitable place offered to them including walls, waste ground and river banks ... '

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South Ayrshire Council

Ayrshire Coastal Path
Distance (miles)100
Overview

'The Ayrshire Coastal Path from Glenapp to Skelmorlie runs 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife.'

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Ayr Rotary Coastal Path Group

Dumfries House Woodland Walks
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Our newly created woodland walks mean that moving around the estate will always involve a wander through our magnificent, mature policy woodlands.'

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Dumfries House

See also

Knockroon [Wikipedia]

Dundonald Castle Walking Guide
Overview

'All parts of the castle are accessible to the reasonably fit, but the visit does involve a climb of about 30 metres up a winding path to the top of the castle hill. On a clear day the hill commands very extensive views, including the Isle of Arran, the mountains of the Southern Highlands and much of the central Ayrshire plain.' ALERT Unfortunately, I can no longer find the Walking Guide on the Castle's Website.

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The Friends of Dundonald Castle

Kilmarnock Town Trail
Overview

'Visitors and locals can learn about the history of Kilmarnock with the Kilmarnock Town Trail - a walking trail exploring Kilmarnock's history and architecture ...'

See also

Kilmarnock & District History Group

Largs Walking
Overview

'Largs is the ideal place to take a leisurely stroll along the Promenade, or to endulge in a more strenuous walk up the hills ... '

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LargsOnline.co.uk

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails
Overview

'Delve into the fascinating history of North Ayrshire, which comprises of Skelmorlie, Largs, Fairlie, West Kilbride, Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Stevenston, Irvine, Dreghorn, Kilwinning, Dalry, Kilbirnie, Beith and the Isles of Arran and Cumbrae.'

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North Ayrshire Council Heritage Centre

River Ayr Way
Distance (miles)44
Overview

'East Ayrshire ... just waiting to be enjoyed! Experience Ayrshire’s most varied and beautiful countryside, enjoy relaxing accommodation, welcoming pubs and award winning restaurants.'

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Wikipedia

South Ayrshire Core Paths
Overview

Map of the Core paths which can be overlaid with details of various 'key environmental layers' including several pertaining to 'Walking and Cycling'.

South Ayrshire Local Access Forum
Overview

'The Forum consists of 16 members who comprise a reasonable representation of individuals and bodies with an interest in outdoor access including land managers, recreational users and public bodies.'

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South Ayrshire Council

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