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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

This 9 mile circular walk will start from the walkers car park in Straiton, we will follow part of the Church Walk till we reach one of the roads into Blairquhan.  We will then follow this tarred road till we reach the gate house near Kirkmichael before retracing our route till we reach Tranew Linn for lunch.

We will then follow a fisherman’s track along the Water of Girvan before crossing the bridge over the river and starting a slow gentle climb past Altizourie farm and onto Sclenteuch Moor. This section has a good path but it has some wet parts and waterproof boots are advised.  The walk will start from the Walkers car park, Straiton at 10.00am and finish at approximately 14.30.

Sunday, 10 December 2023
Meeting time:
8:45 am
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Travel Description: Take the A77 south to Minishant then the B7045 sign posted Straiton.

A round trip 56 miles. Travel time from Kilmarnock to Staiton takes approximately 44 minutes.

Risk Assessment:

There are 2 small sections of road walking which will require care. Sclenteuch Moor  has a section of good path but it has some wet parts and waterproof boots are advised. 

 

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NS 43951 37497
Nearest postcode:
KA1 9SA
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Meeting time:
8:45 am

Meeting Arrangements: meet at East Ayrshire Council Headquarters, 95 London Road, Kilmarnock KA3 7DD to arrange car sharing at 08.45am and depart 09.00am prompt.

Starting point

Grid reference:
NS 37915 04956
Nearest postcode:
KA19 7ND
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Start time:
10:00 am

Travel Description: Take the A77 south to Minishant then the B7045 sign posted Straiton. The walk will start from the Walkers car park, Straiton at 10.00am. The walk leader will meet you at the Straiton car park. Please let the walk leader know if you intend to travel direct to the start point.

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