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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 at the small village of Durisdeer.   Initially the walk is steep as we leave the village and head up the estate track to Blackgrain Shoulder.   Time to breath as a lot of the ascent completed.   We then make a more gradual ascent along the same track, passing Glenleith Fell.   For those wishing to tick off Donald tops, a very short detour could be made.   A descent before the final climb to Wedder Law.   Excellent views towards Dumfries & Galloway and the rough moorland countryside amongst others.  We then descend on a grassy ATV track to meet up at another estate track, which we will follow all the way back through beautiful Glenaggart and back to the village.

Sunday, 3 March 2024
Meeting time:
8:20 am
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
13km / 8.1mi
Ascent:
600m / 1968ft
Type:
circular

The walk is straightforward, mainly on rough estate tracks.   The grassy descent may be boggy in places.  Gaiters and walking poles if desired.

Car sharing is recommended due to limited parking spaces.

Travel distance 80 mile round trip

Please register your interest in joining this walk with walk leader Des Broadley, no later than 5pm on Friday 1st March due to the possibility of late changes due to weather.

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NS 43946 37470
Nearest postcode:
KA1 9SA
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Meeting time:
8:20 am

Meet at East Ayrshire Council Headquarters, London Road, Kilmarnock at 0820 for prompt departure at 0830. Car sharing recommended due to limited parking at Durisdeer village. Travel distance 80 mile round trip. It is planned to start walking at 1000.

Starting point

Grid reference:
NS 89400 03700
Nearest postcode:
DG3 5BJ
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Start time:
10:00 am

Durisdeer village, Dumfries & Galloway

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