Walks starting in Maybole linking three Carrick communities Maybole, Dunure and Kirkoswald. The walks start from the town green at Greenside opposite Maybole railway station.
- Kildoon Circuit 8 km / 5 miles
- Drummochreen Cairn 15.3 km / 9.5 miles
- Maybole to Kirkoswald 21 km / 13 miles
- Maybole to Dunure 11.3 km / 7 miles
South Ayrshire Council developed, promotes and maintains the paths network centred on Maybole.
The monument on top of Kildoon Hill Photo: CLIVE DRUMMOND
Kildoon Circuit 8 km / 5 miles
This walk gives a good return for effort. It’s climax is the top of Kildoon Hill which, with its obelisk monument to Sir Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran, is a landmark seen for miles around. The walk passes the Town Hall, part of which was originally the town house of Blairquhan lairds.
Drummochreen Cairn 15.3 km / 9.5 miles
Drummochreen Cairn is a reminder of Carrick’s bloody past when clan feuding was commonplace. This walk takes you to the trig point at the top of Craigfin Hill.
Crossraguel Abbey near Maybole Photo: CLIVE DRUMMOND
Maybole to Kirkoswald 21 km / 13 miles
A circular walk to Kirkoswald and back. Here you will find Souter Johnnie’s Cottage (NTS) and the 1777 church near Souter’s Inn Restaurant. There are fine views of Crossraguel Abbey with Maybole in the background, and Baltersan Castle on the way back.
Heading towards Dunure with views to snow capped Arran Photo: CLIVE DRUMMOND
Maybole to Dunure 11.3 km / 7 miles
This is a linear walk, so you need to plan ahead. The walk is a steady climb from Maybole up to the hills that line the Ayrshire coast where the views to Arran and beyond are well worth the effort. The walk then descends past Dunduff Castle and to the picturesque fishing harbour of Dunure, where refreshments are available in the Harbour View Coffee Shop and Dunure Inn.