Dailly Trails

Walks starting in Dailly at the village square with the monument. The walks have been enhanced with works of art, benches, waymarkers and a modern footbridge across the River Girvan.

  • Barony Hill Trail 10.5 km / 6.5 miles
  • Maxwellston Hill Trail 5.5 km / 3.5 miles
  • Kilgrammie Trail 7.65 km / 4.74 miles
  • Lindsayston Trail 4.5 km / 2.75 miles
  • Quarry Trail 4.25 km / 2.5 miles

South Ayrshire Council developed, promotes and maintains the paths network centred on Dailly.

Facilities
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Car park at the square and monument next to Dailly Parish Church, Main Street, KA26 9SD

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Refreshments at Moonrings Cafe, 78 Main St, Dailly, KA26 9SD

Walking routes
Barony Hill walk by Water of Girvan, Dailly Trails

Barony Hill walk by the Water of Girvan with views to Daquharran Castle Photo: CLIVE DRUMMOND

Barony Hill Trail 10.5 km / 6.5 miles

A walk of contrasts – open moorland views, a summit ridge and idyllic woodland walking. For a short walk to sample the area, follow this route in reverse – from Dailly follow the River Girvan at the rear of the village as far as you care to go, then return along the same path.

There’s even a ruined castle or two. More information on the Dailly Trails leaflet and Walkhighlands.

Maxwellston Hill, Dailly Trails

Hadyard Hill, part of the Maxwellston Hill Trail

Maxwellston Hill Trail 5.5 km / 3.5 miles

A rough hill walk to a panoramic viewpoint. This is one of the trickier walks in this area, requiring the ability to take and follow a compass bearing -useful should the mist descend on the featureless summit plateau. 

More information on the Dailly Trails leaflet and Walkhighlands.

Start of Kilgrammie Walk, Dailly Trails

The footpath leading from Dailly to Kilgrammie plantation

Kilgrammie Trail 7.65 km / 4.74 miles

An attractive trail through conifers with the possibility of seeing roe deer, squirrel, sparrow hawks, and buzzard. 

More information on the Dailly Trails leaflet.

Lindayston Walk near Balcamie Farm, Dailly Trails

View to Dalquharran Castle from Lindayston Trail Photo: CLIVE DRUMMOND

Lindsayston Trail 4.5 km / 2.75 miles

Leaving the village the route follows the burn through Lindsayston Wood. A series of delightful waterfalls and pools makes this an enchanting, secluded place. 

More information on the Dailly Trails leaflet and Gillian’s Walks.

Brunston Quarry Plantation, Dailly Trails

Brunston Quarry Plantation – most of the trees have been felled

Quarry Trail 4.25 km / 2.5 miles

Update 24th March 2018: Although listed on the Dailly Trails leaflet, this walk is no longer accessible due to forestry operations at Brunston Quarry Plantation.

For health and safety reasons, please do not attempt to access the plantation on this route.