Area: Ayrshire

'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.'

Category Ayrshire
Area
Visits to the Website1198
Views of 'Full' Record1849

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

Category Ayrshire
Navigate the Website>>> Walking Trails
Description from

Relevant Search

Area
Visits to the Website493
Views of 'Full' Record1038

'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.'

Category East Ayrshire
Navigate the Website>>> Countryside >>> Outdoor Access
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website1167
Views of 'Full' Record1431

'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.'

Category North Ayrshire
Navigate the Website>>> Download a Free Park Map [PDF]
Size (acreage)98
Starting fromEglinton Country Park
Description from

North Ayrshire Council

See also

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

Area
Visits to the Website597
Views of 'Full' Record1402
Starting fromNewmilns
Area
Visits to the Website862
Views of 'Full' Record1817

'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 ...'

Category North Ayrshire
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website761
Views of 'Full' Record1427

'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.'

Category South Ayrshire
Starting fromAyr
Area
Visits to the Website926
Views of 'Full' Record2789

'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 ... '

Category North Ayrshire
Starting fromLargs
Area
Visits to the Website1214
Views of 'Full' Record2008

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

Category South Ayrshire
Starting fromRozelle
Description from

South Ayrshire Council

See also

Museums and Galleries [South Ayrshire Council] | Rozelle [Parks & Gardens UK]

Area
Visits to the Website704
Views of 'Full' Record1495

'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 ...'

Category Ayrshire
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website621
Views of 'Full' Record1542

'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 ... '

Category South Ayrshire
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromAyr Railway Station
Description from

South Ayrshire Council

Area
Visits to the Website704
Views of 'Full' Record1523

'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.'

Category South Ayrshire
Distance (miles)100
Starting fromGlenapp Kirk
Description from

Ayr Rotary Coastal Path Group

Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1413
Views of 'Full' Record2179

'Our newly created woodland walks mean that moving around the estate will always involve a wander through our magnificent, mature policy woodlands.' Note that this Entry replaces that referencing a Knockroon - Dumfries House Walk: cf this Statement.

Category East Ayrshire
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromCunnock
Description from

Dumfries House

See also

Knockroon [Wikipedia]

Area
Visits to the Website847
Views of 'Full' Record3115

'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.

Category South Ayrshire
Starting fromDundonald
Description from

The Friends of Dundonald Castle

Area
Visits to the Website969
Views of 'Full' Record3162

'A series of well planned, co-ordinated and used path networks which will provide connections between communities, meet the social and health needs of communities, realise the area's tourism potential, promote sustainable transport choices and support economic and environmental regeneration.'

Category East Ayrshire
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

East Ayrshire Leisure

Area
Visits to the Website1028
Views of 'Full' Record3006

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

Category East Ayrshire
Navigate the Website>>> Download the Kilmarnock Town Trail Map [PDF]
Starting fromNew Laigh Kirk, Kilmarnock
Area
Visits to the Website759
Views of 'Full' Record1646

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

Category North Ayrshire
Starting fromLargs
Description from

LargsOnline.co.uk

Area
Visits to the Website799
Views of 'Full' Record1820

'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.'

Category North Ayrshire
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website869
Views of 'Full' Record1518

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

Category East Ayrshire
Distance (miles)44
Starting fromGlenbuck Loch
Description from

East Ayrshire Leisure

Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website914
Views of 'Full' Record1679

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

Category South Ayrshire
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website930
Views of 'Full' Record1767

'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.'

Category South Ayrshire
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

South Ayrshire Council

Area
Visits to the Website565
Views of 'Full' Record1208

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