There is a real satisfaction in tracing the length of a river, and this 65km route traces the length of the River Ayr from its source - Glenbuck Loch - to the sea at Ayr. It offers a variety of landscapes, starting in wild moorland rich in natural and industrial history, and following the growing Ayr as it becomes a powerful waterway, driving mills and carving a route through rocky gorges. The final section follows the river through open farmland and estates before reaching the historic county town of Ayr, finishing at the harbour.
The route makes an excellent weekend or long weekend trip, with accommodation along the route including some fine country inns. It can also be walked in sections although public transport does not serve all parts of the route.