Laggan Trail

The first part of the route follows what used to be  right of way to Barr village. Along the way you will have beautiful views of Byne Hill and beyond, towards the Stinchar valley. A mile further on is Laggan Loch, an almost perfectly circular Loch, which, according to local legend (and South Ayrshire Paths […]

Dow Hill

The little energy required to tackle this local favourite is just one reason to complete a trail which brings rich rewards. En route a good track climbs over the Ayr to Stranraer railway line and goes past a deep ravine locally known as “Sundown Valley”. At the head of the ravine is a delightful spot […]

Whithorn Way

The Whithorn Way is a newly mapped 13-stage, 143 mile walking and cycling route which follows much of the westerly pilgrimage route to Whithorn, travelled by pilgrims for well over 1000 years. Girvan is part of stage 7 and 8 of the Whithorn Way. Stage 7 is Maybole to Girvan (12 miles), stage 8 is […]

Ayrshire Coastal Path

Girvan is part of Stage 3 and Stage 4 of the Ayrshire Coastal Path. Stage 3 is Lendalfoot to Girvan (6.5 miles) and Stage 4 is Girvan to Maidens (8.1 miles). Since Girvan is the perfect stopping point between stages, plan for a rest here and enjoy the local hospitality before you continue on your […]

Byne Hill

A walk up Byne Hill offers stunning views of the surrounding coastline and countryside. Expect a mixture of paved paths, farm tracks and grassy fields. At just under 4 miles long, the walk takes you from the edge of Girvan up over 200m above sea level. Visit the Walkhighlands website for route information.