From Maybole to Dunure

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The route traverses contrasting terrains as it follows an old way between Maybole and Dunure. As the most direct path, it is probable that fresh haddock and whiting were carried along this path to reach Maybole tables in the heyday of Dunure's fishing fleet. Smuggled goods probably shared this journey. It follows a steep, single-track road, then a moorland path and ends with wonderful views of the entire Firth of Clyde. It is advisable to start at Maybole to achieve the best views.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife
1/17/2011 - Thomas Greig

Quite wet on leaving the initial road section after some heavy rain beforehand - probably a walk best tackled after a period of dry weather. Having said that the walk is varied - some quiet roads, some open moorland and a lovely secluded forest section near the end followed by superb scenery over the Firth of Clyde on the final descent. Nothing too strenuous and mostly dog friendly but with some stiles requiring the dog to be lifted over and occasional areas with sheep present. Overall a pleasant and enjoyable 3 hours - just don't take the left turn along the Carrick Way (also signed Dunure) as we did - wait for the sharp right on the road and head straight on into the field and follow the waymarks from there.