Walking and cycling along the paths, over the hillsides, and through the villages of Ayrshire is the only way to experience the real Ayrshire. Historic castles and ancient monuments grace many of the routes, some of which are traditional rights-of-way dating back hundreds of years.
Ayrshire's landscapes range from lush rolling hillsides to white sandy shores, majestic craggy cliffs and caves, medieval forests, dramatic moorlands and small friendly villages.
The Ayrshire Paths initiative provides, sensitively managed, well sign-posted routes for all capabilities of walker and cyclist. Routes include Ayr, Irvine, Muirkirk, Maybole, Largs, Dailly, Dalry, Irvine Valley, Girvan, Straiton, Barr, Dalmellington and Cumbrae. There are also great cycle paths.
Whether you are visiting Ayrshire or passing through on the National Cycle Route, spend some time experiencing the real Ayrshire.