Maybole Trails

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.

Facilities

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Car park is limited to a few spaces at Maybole railway station. On street parking around the Greenside across the road B7023 Maybole KA19 7DG

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Refreshments in The Carrick Centre next to the railway station B7023 Maybole KA19 7DG and in the town centre. Also Souter's Inn Restaurant, 47 Main Road, Kirkoswald KA19 8HY, and Harbour View Coffee Shop and Dunure Inn Harbour View, Dunure KA7 4LN

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Bench seats in the small park at Greenside across the road from the railway station B7023 Maybole KA19 7DG

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Public toilet at The Croft next to Maybole Arms, Maybole KA19 7DS

Walking routes

Sir Charles Fergusson monument 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.

More information on the Paths Around Maybole leaflet and Walkhighlands.

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.

More information on the Paths Around Maybole leaflet.

Crossraguel Abbey near Maybole

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.

More information on the Paths Around Maybole leaflet.

Maybole to Dunure path

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.

More information on the Paths Around Maybole leaflet.