Croy - Culzean Country Park - Maidens

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This coastal walk takes in part of the rugged headland by Culzean Castle (a National Trust for Scotland property). Starting outside the park boundaries at Croy Shore, the walk takes you along the coast to reach the castle. This can be seen from a long distance away, sitting high up on the headland with its impressive vantage point. Having passed through the ornamental gardens of the castle, the walk continues back down onto the shore. As some of the bays are very rocky (and under water at high tide), the walk turns inland to take in the cliff walk within the park boundaries. This path has magnificent views to the west and south - on a good day both the Mull of Kintyre and Northern Ireland can be seen from the section of path (not to mention the nearer island of Arran). The walk can easily be altered to become a circular one, should this be preferred. Once you reach the swan pond in Culzean Country Park (Waymark 14) take any of the paths signposted towards the Home Farm, then return along the coast.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Coast


Birds, Castle, Flowers, Great Views, Museum, National Trust, Play Area, Pub, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
5/15/2023 - David Simkins

We did most of this walk starting from the Culzean Camping site and picked up directions from between point 2 and 3. Be aware there are no signs as mentioned in the text all seem to have been removed. If you want to do a circular walk we came off at point 15 went around the bottom of the lake. We then went past the last bench and followed the 'monkey' trail. We eventually came back out onto a road turned right then went through the walled garden out the other side and followed the lion trail to Home Farm where there is a cafe. To get back to the campsite just walk up the exit road. The walk must be done at low tide otherwise you are walking over boulders and very rocky foreshore.