River Ayr Way

Links with: Ayrshire Coastal Path

Few walks can be more fulfilling than accompanying a river on its journey from its source until reaching its final destination, the sea. The River Ayr Way was Scotland’s first ‘source to sea’ path, taking walkers from the river’s source at Glenbuck Loch to the coast at Ayr.

The route – which has links with Robert Burns and William Wallace – takes in wild moorland, working farmland and gorges as it winds its way alongside the river to the Firth of Clyde via the historic harbour at Ayr. Along the way walkers will encounter traces of the area’s industrial history.

Since its opening in 2006 the route has welcomed thousands of walker, not least on its annual challenge event. Before attempting the route however walkers should check for updates on the route diversion between Daldorch and Stair following a landslide which made the original route impassable.

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