Darvel - Dykehill - Bonnieton - Lanfine Estate - Darvel

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This is a very varied and interesting circular walk, some of it along a twisting and undulating path through a wood and then along a track giving fine views over the Irvine valley (photo on the right), before dropping down through the attractive and wooded public Lanfine estate where you are likely to view families of wild boars. The path through the wood starts with a quite muddy section before entering the wood, and its convoluted route along the edge of the wood makes for interesting navigating which young people may find adventurous. Although not much used it is well marked and most of the bridges over boggy bits are in good order.

The walk is suitable for teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be boots due to the difficult and sometimes muddy path along the edge of the wood but there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. There are no refreshments or toilets on the route, but you will find occasional bench seats and the odd picnic table in unlikely places.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland