Alloway - Culroy - Brown Carrick Hill - Genoch Farm - Alloway

You need to log in as a member of Walkingworld to access the details for this walk and have an active subscription. Please join, or log in above if you are already a member.

An enjoyable circular walk from Alloway to the top of the Carrick Hills (Brown Carrick), which all takes place on metalled roads or tracks. Starting at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the walk takes you through some of Ayrshire's country lanes past the grounds of Newark Castle and up to the top of the Carrick Hills (Brown Carrick). On a clear day the views up the Firth of Clyde are spectacular.

The return route takes you down towards the coast, then along past the old Butlin's site (still a holiday camp). Finally you return via the Burns Monument, close to the Auld Brig famed in the poem 'Tam o'Shanter' by Robert Burns. It is worth visiting the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum upon returning to the car park, where there are also refreshments available.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub
8/1/2011 - Campbell Barrie

Straightforward walk but the lack of pavement between Alloway & Culroy requires a lot of dodging onto verges for passing traffic. The section on the A719 between the road end and Heads of Ayr farm park (pavementless) can be hazardous due to summer traffic volumes.