This walk has been cancelled

Weather forecast is for strong winds, heavy rain and 'feels like -2 degrees'.

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Kilmarnock & Loudoun Group

We are the Kilmarnock & Loudoun Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

The walk starts from the large sculpture, Monarch of Auchmountain Glen and follows the path with fifteen staircases and eight bridges that were restored in 2013 by local community groups to create an ‘area of outstanding beauty’ along the gorge of Cartsburn.  The waterfalls are beautiful.

Our path emerges near Whinhill Reservoir where we will stop for a break before continuing round a golf course and across open country and farm tracks to Corlick Hill.  This is a moderate wee climb with views of Loch Thom and the Clyde Valley.  Look out for Iron Age and Roman settlement remains and reminders of WWII activities.

Saturday, 30 December 2023
Meeting time:
8:50 am
Start time:
10:15 am
Estimated finish time:
2:45 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
8.5km / 5.3mi
Ascent:
236.2m / 775ft
Type:
circular

Risk assessment

There is one stile to cross at the foot of Corlick Hill.  The staircases and bridges of the Auchmountain Glen Gorge may be slippery.  Depending on the weather, boggy patches are probable.  Boots, gaiters and poles are recommended.

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NS 43947 37520
Nearest postcode:
KA3 7DD
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Meeting time:
8:50 am

Meeting Council offices, London Road, Kilmarnock at 08.50am for a 09.00am departure. KA3 7DD

Starting point

Grid reference:
NS 28572 74582
Nearest postcode:
PA15 3DF
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Start time:
10:15 am

Walk start, 10.15am at The Auchmountain Glen archway sign that is on Kilmacolm Road, B788, between Glenbrae Road and Aberfoyle Road, PA15 3DF. What three words: flip.spits.handed It is just 100 meters from Whinhill Train Station and McGills Bus 543 goes to it.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking