Ayrshire Walking and Wheeling festival 2024

Welcome to the third Ayrshire Walking Festival! We are very excited to once again be hosting an Ayrshire wide walking festival with walks showcasing the best Ayrshire has to offer. There are a variety of walks to take part in and suit different needs and all ages. This festival has been arranged by the Trinity Active Travel Hub to promote walking for health and for a greener way to travel for short journeys. We have once again asked local organisations across East, North and South Ayrshire to lead walks for the festival and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who said yes and is leading a walk this year! 

Many of the walks require to be booked so please use the information in the How to book section for each walk. There are walks for people at all levels with many being easy or moderate; a few are more strenuous, and these are usually walks that are either longer or involve rougher terrain. So, remember to check out the grading for the walks you would like to do.

Friday 20th September

Nordic Walking Taster Session

Time: 9.30 am to 10.15 am

Aimed at complete beginners, this 45 minute Nordic walking taster session will give you an introduction to the poles and the basic technique. All equipment provided. Learn how to turn your walk into a workout! 

Booking required 

How to book:  book via https://gillianswalks.com/guided-group-walks/ayrshire-walking-festival 

For more details contact: info@gillianswalks.com Tel 07858372970  

Where: Dean Castle Country Park, Dean Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 1XB 

Free  

0.5 miles 

Easy 

Open to adults 16+; this walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs); Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk. 

Organised by: Gillians Walks 

Culzean Estate Adventure Walk

Time: 9:30 am to 3.30 pm

Join the outdoor team at Dolphin House for an adventure walk around Culzean Estate. Bring a packed lunch and snacks. This is a full day out so all participants must be fit and able to be outdoors for the day. Outdoor clothing and waterproofs recommended.  

Booking required. 

How to book: go to  www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk 

For more details contact: Lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Where: There will be a bus picking up and dropping off at Ayr Train Station (Morrison’s side) 

Free  

5-6 miles 

Moderate 

Suitable for all ages 8 upwards, outdoor clothing and waterproofs recommended. 

Organised by: South Ayrshire Health Walks and Dolphin House.  

Geocaching

Time:  10:00 am to 12:00 noon

WE NEED YOU! Calling all detectives… we need your to help us find out which bird flew into our office last week and stole a slice of our delicious cake! Join our family trail from the Memorial Park opposite Dailly Primary School to old Dalquharran Castle, Dailly, and search for Geocaches holding clues. The walk takes around 30 minutes so drop in during the times above. 

Other family activities organised by UnderSky will be running from 11am to 1pm at the Memorial Park. 

No need to book, just turn up.  

Where: meet at the Memorial Park (opposite Dailly Primary School), Main Street, Dailly, KA26 9SB 

For more details contact: jenna@gsabiosphere.org.uk , Tel: 07436030223 

Free  

Up to 1.5 miles  

Easy 

Suitable for/special requirements : open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; accessible for pushchairs; dogs welcome but must be on a lead. 

Organised by: Dailly Community Council and Galloway and South Ayrshire Biosphere 

Dalquharran Estate Nature Walk

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for a FREE Ranger-led walk around Dalquharran estate. This 5.5km walk on surfaced paths offers many opportunities to observe wildlife and spot both castles along the way. Beautiful views across the rolling hills of Ayrshire guaranteed.  

No need to book, just turn up. 

For more details contact:  South Ayrshire Ranger Service – ranger.service@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Where: meet at Opposite Dailly Primary School at the Memorial Park, Main Street – KA26 9SB 

Free 

3.5 miles 

moderate 

Suitable for most abilities although the walk includes some steeper uphill sections. Walking shoes 

Organised by: Dailly Community Council and South Ayrshire Countryside Ranger Service 

SeaSalt Streets Nature Walk

Time: 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm 

Join Seasalt Streets and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) for a stroll around Saltcoats discovering nature big and small along the way.  Suitable for the whole family.  

Booking required

Book by contacting SeaSalt Streets Facebook page or email armannie@live.co.uk 

For more details contact: armannie@live.co.uk 

Where: meet at Braes car park, beside Aldi, Saltcoats KA21 5EP  

Free  

2 miles  

Moderate: 

Children must be accompanied by an adult; walking shoes/boots recommended; not suitable for dogs except guide dogs. 

Organised by: SeaSalt Streets and TCV 

Eglinton Bat Walk

Time: 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm

Join North Ayrshire Council Ranger Service on a family-friendly night-time walk as we look and listen for bats, and learn more about these fascinating creatures! And who knows what other night-time creatures we might encounter? Route is generally suitable for buggies and wheelchairs but there are one or two moderate inclines and potentially muddy stretches. A torch can be brought (preferably with a red-light setting) but be aware we will be using our natural night-vision as much as possible on the night. 

Booking required – places are limited

To book:  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/harbour-arts-centre/t-rpylmpj 

Where: Meets at Eglinton Country Park Courtyard (KA12 8TA, What 3 Words ///sizing.paddlers.influencing) 

For more details contact: graemewalla@north-ayrshire.gov.uk  Tel: 07747 565845 

1.5- 2 miles 

Moderate 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Walking shoes or boots essential, and please dress weather appropriate. Toilet facilities can be opened for a short time prior to the walk (from 19:00-19:15)   

Organised by: North Ayrshire Council Ranger Service 

Saturday 21st September

Blaeloch Hill

Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Strenuous, 8.5 miles route with 2000ft ascent.  Woodland, hills and parkland.  Walkers must wear walking boots. Gaiters and walking poles useful as grass, heather and mud can be wet; there are burns to cross and one stile to climb.  Walkers should bring waterproof clothing, water and lunch.    

Booking required

Book by phoning 07578609864 Blaeloch from Fairlie | Ramblers  Or at www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-walks/blaeloch-fairlie 

For more details contact: ramblerscunninghame@gmail.com Tel: 07578609864 

Where – walk starts from the Fairlie Viewpoint car park that is off the A78 at the south of Fairlie. Walk start point: Grid reference: NS 20698 54592 Nearest postcode: 

 KA29 0EW  what3words:  asleep.nodded.roost 

 Or car share from Morrisons, Stevenston at 8.20am. Meeting point Grid reference: NS 27930 42550 Nearest postcode: KA20 3BF  what3words: eggplants.fiction.curvy 

Free  

8.5 miles  

Strenuous 

This walk is suitable for adults The walk requires a reasonable level of fitness so walkers should be confident of their ability to walk the distance: 8.5 miles. The walk is not suitable for dogs or children.  

Organised by: Cunninghame Ramblers, North Ayrshire 

Castle to Castle

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm 

A walk from Dean Castle to Craufurdland Castle, this is a longer distance walk. The walk starts from the main Car Park at Dean Castle and Country Park and will go through the grounds and over the countryside to Craufurdland Castle where it will end.  You can stop there for a rest break and a purchase a well-earned cup of tea/coffee and cake from the café at Lairds.  The walk will then go back the way we came and finish at the Dean Park Car Park. 

No booking required, just turn up. 

For more details contact: 01563 578124  CHAT@east-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Where: meet at Dean Park Car Park, beside picnic benches situated just off the main car park, beside electrical car charging points 

Free  

5-6 miles 

Moderate 

Open to all ages but not suitable for pushchairs; dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead; toilet facilities available at the start/end of the walk. 

Organised by: CHAT (Community Health Activity Team) – East Ayrshire Vibrant Communities 

Start at ART Alloway Tunnel

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour, starting at Alloway Railway Tunnel (ART). Experience the amazing mural art installation at Alloway Tunnel; follow the ‘Storybook Trail’ in Roselle. We will take the ‘Bluebonnet Trail’ to Ayr town centre, stopping at ‘The Cutty Sark’ and take part in a mural art workshop before returning on the ‘Ayrshire Coastal Path’, through Cambusdoon, back to Alloway. 

Booking required

How to book: Booking link: https://gillianswalks.com/guided-group-walks/ayrshire-walking-festival

For more details contact: info@gillianswalks.com Tel: 07858372970  

Where: meet at Alloway Railway Tunnel, Murdoch’s Lone, Alloway 

Free 

8 miles 

Moderate 

Suitable for 10years + – children must be accompanied by an adult; Walking shoes/boots recommended; This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs; Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk. 

Organised by: Alloway Railway Tunnel & Gillian’s Walks 

Among the Rolling Hills of Ayrshire

Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm 

An energetic walk between Girvan and Barr, rising to the hills behind with views across the Firth of Clyde to Ailsa Craig, Arran and beyond. The walk will finish in the conservation village of Barr with refreshments. Professional guides from Adventure Carrick will lead the walk and return transport will be provided for those returning to the start point. This walk is 10.5 miles over varied terrain including farm tracks and rough trails with many climbs.  

Booking required

How to book: The booking link can be found on the following pages Barr Village Facebook,  

Barr SCIO Facebook, Adventure Carrick website and Facebook or Go Girvan website and Facebook 

For more details contact: Dave.sherry12@btinternet.com   Tel 07801715823 

Where: Ainslie Road Car Park, Girvan KA26 0HW 

Free 

10.5 miles 

Energetic 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; walking shoes or boots recommended; dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead at all times; toilets available at the start and end of the walk. Refreshments will be provided by the walk host organisation.  

Organised by: Barr SCIO 

A Wee Wild Walk - family nature walk

Time: 11:00 am to 12.30 pm

A gentle nature exploration walk suitable for children aged 3-9 and their families where we’ll explore the beautiful Balbeg Estate through immersive activities. We’ll be using our senses, searching wildlife tracks and trails, investigating minibeasts, storytelling and using our imaginations. Each child will receive a nature-inspired gift and family activity handout. 

Booking required

Book your space at: https://www.undersky.co.uk/bookings 

For more details contact: hello@undersky.co.uk     Tel: 07751814940 

Where: Meet at Balbeg Country Holidays, Straiton, KA19 7NN 

Cost £4 per child 

0.5 miles  

Easy 

Suitable for 4-9 year olds – must be accompanied by an adult; walking shoes or boots recommended; not suitable for dogs except guide dogs. 

Organised by: Undersky 

The Big Foodie Foray

Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm 

Join this us on this walking tour round some of what Ayr town centre has to offer, visiting several local eateries. Meeting at the Grain Exchange, Ayr we will be setting off on a gourmet extravaganza, touring a number of independent eateries. On each stop, our walking group will hear about each enterprise and sample some their menu. Each walking stint will be around 10-15 mins with 20 minute intervals at food stops.  

Please advise of any allergies at the time of booking.  

Booking required

How to book: Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk 

For more details contact: lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Where: Meet at the Grain Exchange  

£5.00 per person. one ticket needed for each walker. 

Approx 4 miles 

Moderate 

Suitable for 18+, No dogs allowed.  

Organised by: South Ayrshire Health Walks  

Hummocky Hill Walk – family guided walk

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A more energetic family walk to explore further afield in the Balbeg Estate. We’ll be hiking up to the highest point for views across Ayrshire any beyond!  Expect a steep climb and tussoky hillside, perfect for stretching those legs and wildlife encounters. Suitable for children aged 7+ depending upon ability. 

Booking required

Book your space at: https://www.undersky.co.uk/bookings 

 

For more details contact: hello@undersky.co.uk     Tel: 07751814940 

Where: Meet at Balbeg Country Holidays, Straiton, KA19 7NN 

Cost £4 per child 

2.5 miles  

Energetic 

Suitable for 7 years and over, all children must be accompanied by an adult; walking shoes or boots recommended; not suitable for dogs except guide dogs. 

Organised by: Undersky  

Sunday 22nd September

Nordic walking

Time: 10:00 am to 11.30 am

Enjoy an introduction to Nordic Walking along Ayr beach, enjoy the lovely scenery and fresh air.   We’ll show you how to use the poles which make Nordic Walking more of a workout which can help with both your cardiovascular fitness and strength. 

Booking required

To book contact Karen.murrie@glow-fit.co.uk  Tel: 07508 435594 

For more details contact: Karen.murrie@glow-fit.co.uk Tel: 07508 435594 

Where: Car Park next to Ayr India on Ayr seafront 

Free  

3-4 miles  

Energetic  

Suitable for adults 40+; toilets available  

Organised by: Glow Ayrshire 

Coastal path – Turnberry

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A walk starting along Turnberry bay towards the iconic lighthouse, then crossing Turnberry golf course keeping in mind the guidance of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Followed by a pavement walk to Maidens village. Ailsa Craig and Arran provide a picturesque backdrop. Superb photo opportunities along the way! 

Booking required

How to book: Contact gibsonri53@gmail.com Tel: 07582151901 

For more details contact:  gibsonri53@gmail.com Tel: 07582151901 

Where: meet at Car park at Turnberry junction of A77 and A719 

Free 

3.5 miles  

Easy  

Suitable for Aged 10 years onwards; Walking shoes/boots recommended; This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs); Toilet facilities are available at the end of the walk.   

Organised by: Ayrshire Coastal Path  

Monday 23rd September

Lang Scots Mile Health Walk

Time: 9.45 am to 10.45 am

Join us today for an easy, sociable stroll along the seafront. Come and meet our regular Monday walkers, we would love to see you.  

New walkers please book  

How to book: Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk 

For more details contact: lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk   Tel: 01292612868  

Where: meet at Citadel Leisure Centre, South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1VB 

Free  

1+ mile 

Easy 

Suitable for 12 years and above, all children to be accompanied by an adult; comfortable shoes or boots recommended; toilets available.  

Organised by: South Ayrshire Health Walks

Seamill Stroll

Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Join the EnRich Outdoors team as we take a gentle stroll from Seamill to Portencross and return. On the way we will talk about the history and wildlife of this stunning area of the Ayrshire coast. Dress for the weather, bring walking poles if you usually use them.  

Booking Required

How to book: Email enrichoutdoors@gmail.com 

For more details contact: enrichoutdoors@gmail.com 

Where: meet at Hyndman Road Car Park, Hyndman Road, Seamill, KA23 9NL 

Free 

5 miles 

Moderate 

All walkers should be 12+: children must be accompanied by an adult; walking shoes/boots recommended; not suitable for dogs except guide dogs. 

Organised by: EnRich Outdoors 

Dementia Friendly Health Walk – Prestwick

Time: 10:45 am to 11.45 am

Prestwick Dementia Friendly host a weekly health walk and are welcoming new people along as part of the Ayrshire Walking Festival. Perhaps someone you know has a diagnosis of Dementia and could benefit from joining the health walk and for a coffee and chat after. Join this lovely welcoming group and enjoy beautiful views across to Arran and Ailsa Craig.  

If you are new and attending this walk as part of the festival, please book on so our walk leaders know to expect you.  

Booking required for new walkers

How to book: Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk. 

For more details contact:lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk Tel: 01292612868 

Where: Meet inside RAF club in Prestwick, 10 Ardayre Road, Prestwick, KA9 1QL 

Free  

Distance 

Easy 

Suitable for all walkers and wheelers; comfortable shoes recommended; toilets available. 

Organised by: South Ayrshire health Walks and Prestwick Dementia Friendly 

Inspire Walking group (all ages – River Ayr)

Time: 10:45 am to 11:45 am

Come and join in on this River Ayr Health walk which is accessible for all.  

Booking required

How to book: Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk 

For more details contact: lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Where: Ayrshire College car park in Ayr next to the river.  

Free  

2-3 miles 

Easy 

Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; comfortable shoes recommended. 

Organised by: South Ayrshire Health Walks and Scottish Disability Sport 

Nature walk with Eco Savvy

Time: 11:00 am to 12.30 pm

We will take a slow uphill walk to the community land in Whiting Bay spotting interesting flora and fauna along the way. There will be a halfway stop in the community land hub for refreshments. Please note that while the route up is steep, there will be plenty of stops.   

Booking required

How to book: email Juliette@arranecosavvy.org.uk or phone  07983058014 

For more details contact:  juliette@arranecosavvy.org.uk Tel: 07983058014 

Where: Meet in Whiting Bay in the car park opposite MBS DIY Store 

Free  

2.5 miles 

Easy 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult, route is not pushchair or wheelchair friendly; walking shoes/boots recommended; dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead; toilets available; refreshments will be provided by the host organisation. 

Organised by: Arran Eco Savvy Active Travel Hub 

Nordic walking at Auchenharvie

Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to try out Nordic walking – here is your chance. The session will be an introduction to this activity, all equipment will be provided.  

No booking required – just turn up. 

For more details contact: ActiveLifestyles@kaleisure.com Tel: 01294 270796 

Where to meet: Auchenharvie Leisure Centre, Saltcoats Rd, Stevenston KA20 3JR 

Free  

2.5 miles 

Moderate/strenuous 

Toilets available at start point.  

Organised by: KA Leisure 

Tuesday 24th September

Burns - Greenan Castle Walk

Time: 10:00 am to 11.30 am

A chance to explore some of the great paths and walks that South Ayr has on offer. This is a progression from a health walk. Moderate fitness required to manage the 90-minute walk. Join us at the Stables Café afterwards for chat. This is an ideal walk as a progression on from an easy health walk.  

Booking required

How to book:   Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk 

For more details contact: lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk  Tel: 01292612868 

Where: Meet Belleisle Car Park, Belleisle Park, Ayr KA7 4DU 

Free 

4-5 miles 

Moderate 

Suitable for all, children must be accompanied by an adult.  

Organised by: South Ayrshire Health Walks 

Dumfries House Health Walk

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

A gentle 60 minute stroll through the stunning Dumfries House Estate, our walk is suitable for all ages and abilities as well as prams/buggies. A great opportunity to experience the grounds of Dumfries House and learn about its history on a led walk.  

No booking required – just turn up.  

For more details contact CHAT@east-ayrshire.gov.uk  Tel: 01563 578124   

Where: meet at Dumfries House Car Park at Information Hut 

Free or cost 

3 miles 

Easy/moderate 

Open to all ages; pushchairs and wheelchair accessible; walking shoes or boots recommended; dogs welcome but must be on a short lead; toilet facilities available at the start/end of the walk.  

Organised by: CHAT (Community Health Activity Team) – East Ayrshire Vibrant Communities 

Glen Rosa – a walk on the wild side

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

This walk takes you to one of the most stunning views on Arran with a chance of seeing golden eagles, adders, and red deer. Initially climbing onto the moorland above Glen Rosa with the reward of a classic view of a glaciated valley, the walk continues by winding down steep paths back into the main glen to see the results of conservation efforts to reinstate upland woodlands including the endemic Arran Whitebeams and discover how people have used and changed the glen for the past 4,500 years. 

Terrain: tracks; hill paths (steep, uneven and rocky in places); pathless, rough and boggy moorland; rocks may be very slippery and ground may be wet underfoot. 

Waterproofs are essential; please wear walking boots or grippy shoes; and bring a packed lunch. 

Booking required

How to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glen-rosa-a-walk-on-the-wild-side-registration-903208951287 

For more details contact: goatfell@nts.org.uk Tel 01770 302462 

Where: meet at Glen Rosa campsite 

Cost: £15 per person 

4.5 miles with 350m ascent 

Moderate 

Children must be accompanied by an adult; walking shoes/boots recommended; This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs) 

Organised by: National Trust for Scotland 

Ayr Strollers – Local Football History Walk

Time: 10:45 am to 11.55 am

Come join the Ayr Strollers for a walk from Somerset Park around the local area. Join this busy group and learn a little about some of the local football history and local knowledge whilst taking in the sights. Ayr Strollers meet weekly on a Tuesday morning and are offering their walk to newcomers/ visitors alike as part of the Ayrshire Walking Festival. Join the strollers back at Ayr United Hub for some refreshments after. 

Booking required

How to book: Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk 

For more details contact:  lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk    Tel: 01292612868 

Where: Somerset Park, 13 Tryfield Place, Ayr, KA8 9NB 

Free  

3-4 miles 

Easy 

Suitable for all especially those with a football interest 

Organised by: South Ayrshire Health Walks and Ayr United Strollers 

Stroll in Glencloy - Arran

Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

This walk is along road, track and path, taking us along the side of Glencloy Water and returning down the track past Montrose House. Toilets and the option of a post walk cuppa will be available at Arran Eco Savvy’s Tuesday Ecohub.   

MUST BE BOOKED 

How to book: email strollwithit@arranecosavvy.org.uk 

For more details contact: strollwithit@arranecosavvy.org.uk 

Where: meet at Ormidale Pavilion Brodick Isle of Arran  

Free 

2.4 miles  

Easy 

Open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult; This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs); Walking shoes/boots recommended; Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk; Refreshments will be provided by the walk host organisation. 

Organised by: Stroll With It Arran  

Nordic Walking in Glencloy - Arran

Time: 11:00 am to 12.30 pm

This walk is along road, track and path, taking us along the side of Glencloy Water and returning down the track past Montrose House. Toilets and the option of a post walk cuppa will be available at Arran Eco Savvy’s Tuesday Ecohub. 

Booking required

How to book: email nordicwalking@arranecosavvy.org.uk 

For more details contact: nordicwalking@arranecosavvy.org.uk

Where: meet at Ormidale Pavilion Brodick Isle of Arran

Free

2.4 miles

Easy 

Open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult; This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs); Walking shoes/boots recommended; Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk; Refreshments will be provided by the walk host organisation.”  

Organised by: Nordic Walking Arran

Stroll With It in Kilwinning

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for a leisurely stroll around Kilwinning suitable for all. Find out more about some parts of the town and enjoy a good chat and refreshments at the end. 

No booking required – just turn up. 

For more details contact: KilwNCLocality@north-ayrshire.gov.uk  Tel: 01294 554699 

Where: Kilwinning library, St Winning’s Ln, Kilwinning KA13 6EP 

Free 

2.5 miles 

Easy 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; accessible for wheelchair users; Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead; Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk; Refreshments will be provided by the walk host organisation. 

Organised by North Ayrshire Council/Trinity Active Travel Hub 

Walk and Talk in the Three Towns

Time: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Come along to the Stroll with it – Three Towns walk and meet like-minded people whilst taking in the beautiful sights of the coast! If you are partial to a cuppa and cake then this is the walk for you, as it’s a must pit stop after our gentle strolls! We look forward to seeing you. 

No booking required – just turn up.  

For more details contact: 3TownsLocality@north-ayrshire.gov.uk  

Where: Saltcoats Library, 32 Springvale Pl, Saltcoats KA21 5LS 

Free 

1-2 miles  

Easy 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead; Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk. 

Organised by: North Ayrshire Council/Trinity Active Travel Hub 

The History of Irvine Harbour

Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Come and enjoy a walk along Irvine’s Harbourside. Learn about the Harbour’s rich heritage. Hear about some of individuals who contributed to the development of the Harbour area or who lived in the area. It’s a leisurely walk on the pavement from the Pilot House finishing near the Puffer café. The route follows the public pavement along the riverside. Sections of the pavement may be uneven. Old, unused rail tracks run along part of the route. 

Booking preferred  

Book by emailing irvinelassesburnsclub@googlemail.com 

For more details contact irvinelassesburnsclub@googlemail.com 

Where: Pilot House at Irvine Harbourside 

Free  

0.75 miles 

Easy 

Open to all ages , children must be accompanied by an adult; accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs; Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead.  

Organised by: Irvine Lasses Burns Club 

Wednesday 25th September

Cani-Hike Dundonald (Smugglers Trail)

Time: 9:40 am to 11.15 am

Come join us on a dog friendly hike through Smugglers Trail via Dundonald. Cani-Hike is the sport of hiking with your dog. The dog will be in a harness and attached to you by a bungee line whilst you wear a belt. There will be kit available to borrow.

This is suitable for beginners to Cani-Hiking or those who have tried it already. The trail is approx 3.5 miles with undulating hills, we ask you have moderate fitness for this terrain.  All dogs must be over 12 months old, friendly with people and other dogs and on a lead and under control at all times. No flexi leads or chocking collars are permitted.  

Meet at 9.40 for briefing and getting kitted out.  

Booking required 

How to book:   Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk 

For more details contact: lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Where: Castle Visitor Centre, 1 Winehouse Yett, Kilmarnock, KA2 9HD 

Free  

3.5 miles 

Moderate 

Walking shoes/boots recommended; Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead. 

Organised by: Cani-Fit and South Ayrshire Health Walks 

We Are Nature Toddlers

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

A Ranger led, nature based walk, suitable for pre 5’s, exploring Autumn in the beautiful setting of Eglinton.  

Learn all about nature at this time of year, collect natural materials as we adventure through the woods and get creative with your finds.  

Booking required

How to book: email rangerjo.wearenature@gmail.com or Tel 07957098727 

For more details contact: rangerjo.wearenature@gmail.com 

Where: Meet at Eglinton Country Park KA12 8TA, meet at the stone horse across from the main car park. 

£5 per child accompanying adult is free BACS or Paypal – details on booking 

1 mile 

Easy 

For 3 – 5 years but siblings allowed, all children must be accompanied by an adult; Walking shoes/boots recommended; This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs); Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk.  

Organised by: We are Nature 

Stroll at Lanfine, Newmilns

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

A gentle 60 minute stroll through Lanfine Estate, our walk is suitable for all ages and abilities as well as prams/buggies. 

No booking required, just turn up. 

For more details contact: CHAT@east-ayrshire.gov.uk Tel: 01563 578124 

Where: meet at Brown’s Road Car Park, Newmilns, KA16 9AS 

Free 

3 miles  

Easy/moderate 

Open to all ages, Children must be accompanied by an adult; walking shoes/boots recommended; Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead; accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs; toilets available. 

Organised by: CHAT (Community Health Activity Team) – East Ayrshire Vibrant Communities 

Dragons at Irvine Beach Park

Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Today the Stroll With It Irvine walk we venturing to Irvine Beach Park. We will be walking up to the stone dragon, who gazes out to sea while guarding the harbour. If you listen carefully, you might hear its ghostly roar scaring off unwanted guests! 
This walk will be on surfaced and unsurfaced paths and may be wet in places. There is a steeper section. 

No booking required, just turn up.  

For more details contact: thetrinity@north-ayrshire.gov.uk  or 01294 204800 

Where: Meet under the bridge at Irvine Railway Station  

Free 

2.4 miles 

Easy 

Open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult; walking shoes/boots recommended; this walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs). 

Organised by: Trinity Active Travel Hub 

We are Nature Toddlers Too!

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

A Ranger led, nature based walk, suitable for pre 5’s, exploring Autumn in the beautiful setting of Eglinton.  

Learn all about nature at this time of year, collect natural materials as we adventure through the woods and get creative with your finds.  

Booking required

How to book: email rangerjo.wearenature@gmail.com or Tel 07957098727 

For more details contact: rangerjo.wearenature@gmail.com 

Where: Meet at Eglinton Country Park KA12 8TA, meet at the stone horse across from the main car park. 

£5 per child accompanying adult is free BACS or Paypal – details on booking 

1 mile 

Easy 

For 3 – 5 years but siblings allowed, all children must be accompanied by an adult; Walking shoes/boots recommended; This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs); Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk.  

Organised by: We are Nature 

Walk and Talk at Rugby Park

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join Killie’s Walk and Talk for free community health walk. The walk even includes a lap of the pitch at Rugby Park. 

No booking required, just turn up.  

For more details contact: team@killiecommunity.co.uk Tel 07813761597 

Where: Meet at the Moffat Stand gate at Rugby Park on Rugby Road, KA1 2DP. 

Free  

5 miles 

Moderate 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; Wheelchair and pushchair accessible; Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead; Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk; Refreshments will be provided by the walk host organisation. 

Organised by: The Killie Community (The Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust) 

A Turn around the Circuit

Time: 3:25 pm to 4:00 pm

A short health walk at the Circuit using the cycle loop. This is flat and evenly surfaced.  

No booking required – just turn up.  

For more details contact: ActiveLifestyles@kaleisure.com Tel: 01294 270796 

Where: The Circuit, 22 Quarry Road, Irvine 

Free 

1 mile 

Easy 

Suitable for all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult; wheelchair and push chair accessible; comfortable shoes recommended; no dogs except for guide dogs; Toilets available.  

Organised by: KA Leisure 

Thursday 26th September

Troon Walking Group Coastal Walk

Time: 9.45 am to 10.45 am

Come join our Troon Walking Group for a seafront walk along Ballast Bank in search of the local Seals. Walk is taken at an easy to moderate pace. An opportunity to try a new route.  

Booking required  

How to book: Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk  

For more details contact: Lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Where: Meet  at Ivy Cottage, side of Walker Halls, 8 South Beach, Troon, KA10 6EF 

Free 

3 miles 

Easy/moderate 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; Dogs welcome but must be on a short lead; Walking shoes/boots recommended. 

Organised by: South Ayrshire Health Walks 

Coastal path – Turnberry

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A walk starting along Turnberry bay towards the iconic lighthouse, then crossing Turnberry golf course keeping in mind the guidance of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Followed by a pavement walk to Maidens village. Ailsa Craig and Arran provide a picturesque backdrop. Superb photo opportunities along the way! 

Booking required

How to book: Contact gibsonri53@gmail.com Tel: 07582151901 

For more details contact:  gibsonri53@gmail.com Tel: 07582151901 

Where: meet at Car park at Turnberry junction of A77 and A719 

Free 

3.5 miles  

Easy  

Suitable for Aged 10 years onwards; Walking shoes/boots recommended; This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs); Toilet facilities are available at the end of the walk.   

Organised by: Ayrshire Coastal Path  

Introduction to Digital Navigation outdoor learning course

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Have the confidence to explore new places by learning how to use mapping apps on your phone! See your position on the map, create a trace of your route, understand map features, tips for battery saving, how to use this technology without a signal, and more! 

All participants are required to bring their own smart phone. The app used to demonstrate the above outcomes is Visorando, which is free to download.Pre-course information will be sent out to all registered attendees with detailed set-up instructions (saves time on the day). This event has been subsidised by The Outdoor Partnership Ayrshire. 

Booking required

How to book: Book via https://gillianswalks.com/guided-group-walks/ayrshire-walking-festival 

For more details contact: info@gillianswalks.com   Tel: 07858372970  

Where: Eglinton Country Park, Kilwinning, KA12 8TA 

Cost: £9 per person (normally £44 – subsidised by The Outdoor Partnership Ayrshire) 

2.5 miles 

Easy 

For adults 16+years; Walking shoes/boots recommended; This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs); Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk. 

Organised by: Gillians Walks 

SAC Ayr North Time Team Historical Stomp

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Come join Ayr North Time Team on a historical stomp around Ayr delving into the town’s past. at a moderate pace.  

Booking required

How to book: Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk   

For more details contact: lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk  Tel: 01292612868  

Where: Meet at the Citadel Leisure Centre, South Harbour Street, Ayr, AYRSHIRE KA7 1JB 

Free 

3-4 miles 

Easy/Moderate 

Suitable for 18+ years; walking shoes/boots recommended; toilets available at start and finish 

Organised by: South Ayrshire Health Walks and Community Learning and Development – Thriving Communities.  

Active Schools and Inspire ASN School Walk

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

South Ayrshire ASN schools will be joining in the Ayrshire Walking and Wheeling Festival fun with a Maidens Shore front walk with sports activity. This is a closed group walk specifically for South Ayrshire ASN schools. 

Organised: South Ayrshire Health Walks and Active Schools Inspire 

Nordic Walking Taster

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Come and try Nordic Walking with the Trinity Hub.  Nordic Walking is an enhanced walking technique that uses poles to work your upper body as well as your legs.  Our session will include an introduction to Nordic poles, basic techniques and warm up followed by a 2 mile Nordic Walk along the River Irvine. 

Booking essential

How to book: Email thetrinity@north-ayrshire.gov.uk or message on Facebook 

For more details contact:  email thetrinity@north-ayrshire.gov.uk Tel 01294204800   

Where: Trinity Active Travel Hub, Bridgegate, Irvine 

Free 

2 miles 

Moderate 

Suitable from 10 years, children must be accompanied by an adult; not suitable for dogs; walking boots/shoes recommended; toilets available at the start and end of the walk.  

Organised by: Trinity Active Travel Hub 

Dean Castle Country Park Health Walk

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

A gentle 60 minute stroll through the beautiful and peaceful Dean Castle Country Park, with the opportunity to enjoy a well-earned cuppa and cake in the Dean Castle Tea Room after the walk. 

No booking required, just turn up. 

For more details contact CHAT@east-ayrshire.gov.uk  Tel: 01563 578124   

Where: Dean Park Car Park, beside picnic benches situated just off the main car park, beside electrical car charging points. 

Free 

3 miles 

Moderate 

Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs; walking shoes/boots recommended; Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead; toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk. 

Organised by: CHAT (Community Health Activity Team) – East Ayrshire Vibrant Communities 

KA Getting healthy in Bourtreehill

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for a wee walk and talk as we explore a mix of the urban and country landscapes that surround Bourtreehill.  

No booking required – just turn up 

How to book tbc 

For more details contact: ActiveLifestyles@kaleisure.com Tel: 01294 270796 

Where: Boots (Bourtreehill Village Shops) 

Free  

2.3 miles 

Easy 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult, the route is not accessible for pushchairs or wheelchairs.  

Organised by: KA Leisure  

Saunter at Eglinton

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Come and join this gentle health walk in the lovely grounds of Eglinton Country Park. Enjoy the gentle sounds of nature all around. Mostly on surfaced or woodland paths that may be rough or muddy underfoot.  

No booking required – just turn up.  

For more details contact: ActiveLifestyles@kaleisure.com Tel: 01294 270796 

Where: Meet at Horse Statue by the Zebra crossing near the courtyard at Eglinton Country Park.   

Free 

3 miles 

Easy 

Accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs; walking shoes/boots recommended; Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead; toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk. 

Organised by: KA Leisure 

Nordic Walking - turn your walk into a workout!

Time: 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm

A full body fitness walk using specially designed Nordic Walking poles to increase muscle recruitment, improve posture and balance and reduce pain in the lower joints.  Enjoy the trails at Lochshore Park as you turn your walk into a workout. Nordic Walking poles will be provided but bringing a small ruck sack for water/layers is recommended. 

Booking required

How to book: Text 07920 098 171 

For more details contact:  Tel:  Fiona on 07920 098171 

Where: Meet at Lochshore Hub car park KA15 2JA        what3words: cowboy.journey.yelled 

Free 

2 miles 

Grading 

Suitable for 16 years and over, Walking shoes or boots recommended.  

Organised by: FMF Fitness  

Friday 27th September

Nordic walking taster session

Time: 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Aimed at complete beginners, this 45 minute Nordic walking taster session will give you an introduction to the poles and the basic technique. All equipment provided. Learn how to turn your walk into a workout! 

Booking required 

How to book:  book via https://gillianswalks.com/guided-group-walks/ayrshire-walking-festival 

For more details contact: info@gillianswalks.com Tel 07858372970  

Where: Dean Castle Country Park, Dean Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 1XB 

Free  

0.5 miles 

Easy 

Open to adults 16+; this walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs); Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk.  

Organised by: Gillians Walks 

Cornish Hill

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Join us for a lowland hill walk. This walk is suitable for those looking for entry level to hill walking. This walk requires some fitness and stamina. 

Booking required

How to book: Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk 

For more details contact lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Where: bus pick up at 9.30 am Ayr Train Station (Morrison’s side) drop off at 3.30 

Free 

3.5 miles 

Moderate/Strenuous 

Suitable for anyone over 8 years, children must be accompanied by an adult; walking shoes or boots recommended.  

Organised by: South Ayrshire Health Walks and Dolphin House 

Girvan Shorefront Walk

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join us today for this low level, all accessible walk along Girvan Shore Front.  

Booking required

How to book: Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk  

For more details contact: lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Where: Meet at Girvan Harbour Car Park, Girvan, KA26 9AG 

Free  

2 miles 

Easy 

Open to all, children must be accompanied by an adult; wheelchairs and push chair accessible; Comfortable footwear recommended. 

Organised by: South Ayrshire Health Walks 

Exploration at Dumfries House

Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

This walk is a chance to visit the less well-known areas of the stunning Dumfries House Estate, as shown on Countryfile, both on a mix of gravel and woodland paths. With an abundance of wildlife, fabulous architecture, beautiful gardens and hidden follies, there is something for everyone. 

No booking required, just turn up.  

For more details contact: CHAT@east-ayrshire.gov.uk or Tel: 01563 578124   

Where: Meet at Dumfries House Visitors Centre 

Free  

5 miles  

Easy/moderate 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. However this walk is not accessible for pushchairs or wheelchairs; Walking shoes/boots recommended; Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead; Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk 

Organised by: CHAT (Community Health Activity Team) – East Ayrshire Vibrant Communities 

KA Walk it healthy at Lochshore

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us as we explore the new 5K route along the shores of Kilbirnie loch, offering beautiful views of the loch and all the wildlife that surrounds it.  

No booking required – just turn up  

For more details contact ActiveLifestyles@kaleisure.com Tel: 01294 270796 

Where: meet at Lochshore Hub, Kilbirnie KA15 2JA 

Free  

3 miles/5K 

Easy 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; this walk is not suitable for dogs except guide dogs); toilets available at the meeting point.  

Organised by: KA Leisure  

Dog friendly walk at Eggy

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Bring your beloved pooch to a dog friendly walk in the beautiful surroundings of Eglinton Country Park. Big or small, hairy or smooth – all friendly, well behaved dogs welcome. Dogs must bring an owner with them! 

No booking required- just turn up 

For more details contact: ActiveLifestyles@kaleisure.com Tel: 01294 270796 

Where: meet at the Horse Statue by the zebra crossing near the Courtyard at Eglinton Country Park 

Free  

2.5 miles 

Easy 

Open to all ages, Children must be accompanied by an adult. Walking shoes or boots recommended; Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead throughout; Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk. 

Organised by: KA Leisure  

Going Bats

Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Join the Rangers for a gentle walk at dusk through Fullarton Woods. Using bat detector we will listen to the bats and learn about the species that live in the woods. 

Please bring a torch and sturdy footwear.  

Booking required

How to book: Contact ranger service on ranger.service@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 

For more details contact: Ranger.service@south-ayrshire.gov.uk 

Where: Meet at Fullarton Woods car park – KA10 7HF 

Free  

Around 1- 2 miles depending on where and when we see bats appearing. 

Easy  

Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; Walking shoes/boots recommended; 

This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs). 

Organised by: South Ayrshire Council Ranger Service 

Saturday 28th September

Hidden History 

Time: 10:00 am to 3.30 pm

The Mystery Castle Walk is located in a prime spot to overlook the Garnock Valley and is positioned next to the wild moor, right by the river. The first part of the walk is on tracks and roads, while the second part is a bit more adventurous, leading up to the moor and a prominent memorial cairn.

The views from the top are potentially unique, offering a stunning view of the whole of South Scotland on a clear day. With a steady and comfortable pace, most people can complete this walk. You must be prepared for wet and cold weather temperature can drop considerably as the walk goes higher.  

Booking required

How to book: Email: gferguson@north-ayrshire-gov.uk 

For more details contact: gferguson@north-ayrshire-gov.uk  Tel: 07790569431 

Where: Kilbirnie Town Centre Carpark, Garnock Street. (opposite Radio City building)   

Free  

10 miles 

Moderate / Strenuous 

Suitable for 18 year+ must have a reasonable level of fitness; Walking shoes/boots recommended; This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs); Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk. 

Organised by: Garnock Valley Locality Team, North Ayrshire Council 

Youth Walk Maidens to Dunure

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Following the Ayrshire Coastal Path route from Maidens, along the shore past Culzean and finishing up at Kennedy Park at Dunure. Enjoy amazing cliff top views, sandy beaches, forest trails, grassy paths and a good blether with the Youth Workers from GYT along the way (and of course snacks!) This walk has been rated moderate/hard mainly due to the distance. (finish time is approximate and depends how speedy we all are on the day!) 

7.6 miles 

Booking required

How to Book: through GYT email Amy on amy@z1girvan.org.uk or message us on Facebook 

Meet at: Z1 Youth Bar, 154 Dalrymple Street, Girvan at 11am sharp. Our trusty minibus will take us to the start at Maidens and collect us again at Dunure, returning to Z1.  

Free 

7.6 miles  

Moderate/Strenuous 

Suitable for 11-18 year olds (nae grown ups please!) – walking shoes/ boots needed and please bring yourself plenty water and snacks. No Dogs please.  

Organised by: Girvan Youth Trust 

Nordic Walking - turn your walk into a workout!

Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

A fully body fitness walk using specially designed Nordic Walking poles to increase muscle recruitment, improve posture and balance and reduce pain in the lower joints.  Enjoy the woodland trails of Eglinton Country Park as you turn your walk into a workout. Nordic Walking poles will be provided. A small ruck sack for water/layers is recommended. 

Booking required

How to book: Text 07920 098 171 

For more details call Fiona on  07920 098 171 

Where: meet at Eglinton Country Park, Visitor Centre car park, (opposite the play park), Kilwinning, KA12 8TA , what3words: voter.uppermost.shifting 

Free 

2 miles 

Suitable for over 16’s; walking shoes/boots recommended. 

Organised by: FMF Fitness 

Sunday 29th September

North Hill

Time: 9:00 am to 3.30 pm

Strenuous, 10.5 mile walk with 1420ft ascent with varied surfaces and scenery: farmland tracks, grassy hillsides, windfarm paths, boggy patches, forest paths and shingle beach.  There are burns to cross; stiles and gates to climb. Walking boots essential.  Gaiters and walking poles useful. Walkers should bring waterproof clothing, water and lunch.  

Booking required

How to book: Book by phoning 07578609864. https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-walks/north-hill-0   North Hill – Ramblers 

For more details contact: Tel 07578609864 

Where: meet at Morrison’s Supermarket in Stevenston at 8.30am Grid reference: NS 27930 42550 Nearest postcode: KA203BF what3words:  eggplants.fiction.curvy 

OR Meet at the start of the walk at Ardrossan, North Shore car park at 9 am.  Walk start point: Grid reference: NS 21199 4530, Nearest postcode: KA22 8PH 

what3words: exam.fruits.fades 

Full details with maps of the meeting places and location information (grid references, what three words and postcodes) are also given at the group webpage.  North Hill | Ramblers 

Free or cost 

10.5 miles  

Strenuous 

Suitable for18 + years; Walking shoes/boots essential. 

Organised by: Cunninghame Ramblers, North Ayrshire 

Eglinton Country Park Nature Walk

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am

A short, gentle, family friendly walk around Eglinton country park with an emphasis on nature and wildlife.  

Booking required 

How to book: Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eglinton-country-park-nature-walk-tickets-910591382337?aff=oddtdtcreator 

For more details contact: eglintoncountrypark@north-ayrshire.gov.uk   Tel: 01294 551776 

Where: Eglinton Country Park Courtyard – Next to the café 

Free 

1.2 miles 

Easy 

Open to all ages, Children must be accompanied by an adult; wheelchair and pushchair accessible; Walking shoes/boots recommended; Toilet facilities are available at the start/end of the walk.  

Organised by: North Ayrshire Council Ranger Service 

Auchencruive Nature Skills Walk

Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

We will be exploring the woods and changing paths along this 4-mile muddy, undulating trail and stopping along the way-to-way work on some bushcraft skills, fire making and enjoying hot chocolates. Please come in suitable clothing for muddy trails with footwear that provides support – no wellies please, dress for the weather. Bring a backpack with a waterproof and water and snacks.  

Booking required 

How to book: Go to www.linktr.ee/southayrshirehealthwalks and choose this walk  

For more details contact: lindsay.johnson@south-ayrshire.gov.uk Tel: 01292612868 

Where: Meet Meeting at 10:30 at the car park above Riverside Cafe, Riverside Garden, Ayr, KA6 5AE  

Free  

4 miles 

Moderate 

Suitable for 5+ and upwards – must be able to walk 4 miles, children must be accompanied by an adult; Dogs welcome on a short lead. Walking shoes/boots recommended.   

Organised by: South Ayrshire Health Walks 

A Circular Tour of Stewarton

Time: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

A circular walk encompassing most of the town using woodland and riverside paths and some pavements. The walk will also go through Cunningham Watt Park. A walk full of interest and opportunities to spot wildlife. Please bring your own refreshments.  

Booking preferred 

How to book: email susanmarnie@hotmail.com or  Tel: 07734308244 

For more details contact: susanmarnie@hotmail.com Tel: 07734308244 

Where: Meet at the entrance to Lainshaw Woods, (David Dale Avenue) close to the viaduct in Stewarton KA3 3AX 

Free 

4 miles 

Moderate 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; walking shoes/boots recommended; dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead.  

Organised by: Stewarton Woodlands Action Group 

History Walk

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Our walk will start at the Barr Castle in Galston, then taking in Galston village and the old kirk, Loudan Castle and ending back at the Barr Castle, where we will have refreshments and a historical talk from the Freemasons of Galston about the Castle and a tour of the museum. 

Booking required

How to book:  Contact  Sralston.nodaayrshire@gmail.com to book a place 

For more details contact: noonediesaloneayrshire@gmail.com 

Where: Barr Castle, Barr Street, Galston, KA4 8HU 

Free or cost 

3 miles  

Moderate 

Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; Walking shoes/boots recommended; This walk is not suitable for dogs (except guide dogs).

Refreshments will be provided by the walk host organisation.        

Organised by: NODA Ayrshire