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Lainshaw Woods & the Annick Water, Stewarton
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +171ft Vertical drop -194ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

A scenic and varied figure of eight walk which follows the Annick Water on its journey through Stewarton, including through the town’s popular Lainshaw Woods and Cunningham Watt Park.

Walking Catrine to Sorn Loop ( Download : )
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Catrine to Sorn Loop
distance 4.71mi Vertical gain +299ft Vertical drop -299ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

Follow the River Ayr along a pleasant woodland trail to Sorn, passing through Catrine Voes Local Nature Reserve and alongside the historic Catrine Weir. On reaching Sorn, cross the humpbacked ‘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 which passes Catrine War Memorial.

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Dismantled Railway Walk, Darvel
distance 6.92mi Vertical gain +495ft Vertical drop -482ft Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

A linear walk from the village of Darvel along a fantastic disused railway track to the Spirit of Scotland Monument beneath Loudoun Hill.

Walking Ness Glen, Loch Doon ( Download : )
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Ness Glen, Loch Doon
distance 1.89mi Vertical gain +161ft Vertical drop -157ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

An astonishingly beautiful short walk through a deep wooded glen following the River Doon as it begins it’s journey between Loch Doon and the Firth of Clyde at Doonfoot, Ayr. Expect waterfalls a-plenty! Form a loop by returning to the start via the hill path. The footpaths are uneven and narrow in places and you can expect boggy conditions on the high path. Be sure to take a camera as there are MANY photo opportunities!

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Dean Castle Country Park via Borland
distance 2.71mi Vertical gain +85ft Vertical drop -85ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in East Ayrshire

A beautiful countryside walk into the popular Dean Castle Country Park, taking in both Fenwick Water and Craufurdland Water. There are options to extend to visit the castle, Rural Life Centre, duck ponds and kids play area.