Straiton - Lambdoughty Glen - Straiton - Bennon Farm - Milton Farm - Straiton

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This circular variety walk takes you out of the village (photo on the right), along a very well used path then along an attractive rural lane. Soon you turn into the woods to walk along the top of a glen and admire a succession of several waterfalls, so it's best done after a week of heavy rain. Crossing the river, you return down the other side of glen to cross the river again at the bottom and return to the village to enjoy the tracks and lanes around it. The walk finishes with another enchanting riverside path through another wood. This is a combination of three village trails advertised in a free leaflet available from the car park. The first is Lady Hunter Blair's Trail, followed by the Village Ramble and finishing with The Church Trail. The village of Straiton is a very picturesque village of one road bounded by cottages with roses round the doors.

The walk is suitable for children, teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. In winter or if there has recently been heavy rain the paths could be muddy with numerous puddles so boots would be recommended, otherwise suitable footwear will be anything flat soled and there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. The Buck's Tea Room is just right of the junction with the Main Street when you can enjoy a variety of refreshments, and there are public toilets at the back of McCandlish Hall which is just across the road from the tea room. There is a picnic table at the car park and at the start of Lambdoughty Glen with the waterfalls, but very few bench seats on the route.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Play Area, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland