Auchencruive (Oswald Bridge) - Wallace's Seat - Auchencruive

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This is a very pleasant walk on a mostly waymarked route along an occasionally muddy earth path. The first part follows the river through trees that give dappled shade. At the turning-point there is a seat by the river to enjoy the quietness and tranquility (supposedly where William Wallace sat and contemplated his fight with the English), before returning through the fields on an old cart-track between Mount Louden and Mount Stairs.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, River, Wildlife
6/22/2018 - Angela Matthews

We completed this walk on 12/06/2018 using the walkingworld app on my phone. It is a pleasant walk and easy to follow. Ownership of Oswald House has now changed and so they ask you to park in the car park, which is perhaps 1/4 mile before you get to the gates. Unfortunately, at instruction 2, the path wasn't clear but blocked by the tangled roots of a large tree. Someone has placed some stones between the roots to use as steps and there is then a stile into the bottom of Three Knights Field. We walked up at the edge of the field and then exited the field by a stile at the top and admired the view (as per instruction 3). At instruction 5 there are no longer steps down to the site of Wallace's Seat, nor indeed a seat, but we did walk down the slope to see the view which was partly obscured by trees. Back on the main path it was easy to pick up the path going back in the direction we came, but uphill. Angela Matthews