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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 begins at small harbour at Ballantrae, where toilet facilities are available.   Pleasant walking along the beach till we reach Bennane Head.   We will take the shore path (old A77) around Bennane Head, past Snibs cave.   This hermits cave is worth exploring.   This is the only section with a short elevation, but nothing too demanding.   This route prevents vergeside walking for a good bit along the busy road.    It is also more pleasant walking next to the sea.    The walk goes through Bennane Head caravan park and then heads down to the beach again where we continue back to the cars at the Varyag monument at Lendalfoot.   This is a short pleasant section of ACP, allowing time for coffee and cake or fish and chips at Girvan on way home. 

   

Saturday, 9 March 2024
Meeting time:
9:15 am
Start time:
11:15 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
10.5km / 6.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

 Car sharing is recommended from Kilmarnock to Lendalfoot, where we take the bus along to Ballantrae to the start of the walk.  Remember travel pass if you have one.  The shore path around Bennane Head can be muddy, particularly if farm animals have been using it.   

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available
  • No Stiles

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NS 43946 37470
Nearest postcode:
KA1 9SA
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Meeting time:
9:15 am

Meet at East Ayrshire Council Headquarters, London Road, Kilmarnock 0900 for departure 0915 to drive to Lendalfoot for bus transfer to Ballantrae to commence walk

Starting point

Grid reference:
NX 08255 82470
Nearest postcode:
KA26 0NH
what3words:
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Start time:
11:15 am

Public car park at Vennel Street, Ballantrae, where public toilets are available

Finishing point

Grid reference:
NX 12492 89405
Nearest postcode:
KA26 0JG
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Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm

Varyag Monument,Lendalfoot

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