WALKING AND CYCLING ROUTES IN EAST AYRSHIRE
Here at the Active Travel HUB Kilmarnock we would really love to inspire you to build Active Travel into your daily routine. To inspire you towards a healthier, wealthier and greener future we would like to recommend a few local walking and cycling opportunities. Obviously we hope that by enjoying these routes in your leisure time, you will see how enjoyable walking and cycling can be and consider alternative modes of transport for your daily commuting or other journeys.
A generally level route between Kilmarnock and Irvine which is mostly on cycle path. The route wends its' way through unspoilt countryside, with great views to Arran and the Ayrshire coast. We usually stop at Irvine for refreshments prior to the journey home.
Kilmarnock to Eglinton Country Park Kilwinning
A generally level route between Kilmarnock and Eglinton Country Park Kilwinning. The route meanders through stunning countryside along NCN Route 73 and the Irvine New Town Trail. This is an excellent route for nature lovers and is suitable for both walkers and cyclists. There is a lovely tearoom within Eglinton Country Park which is well worth exploring. History and nature are here at the one venue.
Kilmarnock to Symington
This route is mostly on 'B' class roads and includes a small section through the grounds of the historic Caprington Castle from where the route goes through the hamlet of Earlston towards Symington. This is an ideal route for those wishing to experience riding on generally quiet roads. Some sections of this route are hilly and are guaranteed to get the heart pumping.
Kilmarnock to Galston
This route includes small sections of urban roads, however our ride leaders are there to give you confidence. On leavingKilmarnock at New Farm Loch, the route goes onto a mixture of 'B' class as well as unclassified roads and bypasses Crookedholm, following the course of the River Irvine before reaching the roadend at Loudon Castle, Galson. A short on road section in Galston takes you to the entrance to the Sir Chris Hoy Way from where you can cycle all the way to Hurlford and on leaving the cycle path, back to Kilmarnock.
Kilmarnock Heritage Town Trail
The Active Travel HUB, Kilmarnock are pleased to recommend and support the Kilmarnock Heritage Town Trail which is a fun walking route around Kilmarnocks historic sites. This route is suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities.
Dean Castle Country Park - Kilmarnock
Dean Castle Country Park offers walkers and cyclists endless opportunities to enjoy nature and a range of excellent walking and cycling trails just minutes from the centre of Kilmarnock. Routes are varied and offer opportunities for all to get active. Dean Castle Country Park
Dumfries House - Cumnock
Dumfries House and it's grounds are a walkers paradise in stunning Ayrshire Countryside. Facilities on site are excellent and the various trails have something new around every corner. Walking is easy within the well tended grounds. Dumfries House
Map - East Ayrshire Routes