Connect Kilmarnock with Slow Ways

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Kilmarnock / Cill Mheàrnaig

East Ayrshire


Slow Ways linking Kilmarnock and Fenwick, Galston, Irvine, Mauchline, Prestwick, Stewarton, Troon

Scotland / East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock’s seven Slow Ways are 39% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 4/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

Help connect Kilmarnock

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Kilmarnock’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Kilmarnock from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Irvine—Kilmarnock
Irvkil one

Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 111m Descent 85m
Irvine—Kilmarnock
Irvkil two Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Kilmarnock—Fenwick
Kilfen one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 144m Descent 36m
Kilmarnock—Galston
Kilgal one Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 78m Descent 59m
Kilmarnock—Galston
Kilgal two Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 79m Descent 61m
Kilmarnock—Mauchline
Kilmau one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 152m Descent 265m
Kilmarnock—Mauchline
Kilmau two Verify me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Prestwick—Kilmarnock
Prekil one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 143m Descent 123m
Stewarton—Kilmarnock
Stekil one

Double check Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 74m Descent 150m
Troon—Kilmarnock
Trokil one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 213m Descent 188m

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Collective progress

45% of Kilmarnock’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

6/10

reviewed

2/10

surveyed

0/10

verified

5 people have contributed to Kilmarnock’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Kilmarnock

85km out of 127km have been walked and reviewed

113km of reviews have been shared in Kilmarnock

Latest Updates

Review of Slow Ways Route Kilmau 2 (Kilmarnock to Mauchline two). The route begins in Kilmarnock town centre and initially follows the Kilmarnock Water to and through Howard’s Park. There are several farm gates to negotiate along this section but after about ten minutes, the road is regained. There is then an easy section, although along a slightly busier road which requires some care, until the Mauchline National Burns Memorial comes into view....

wellchoughed

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We left Kilmarnock through shopping streets and then crossed the river to walk through the park rather than along the busy main road, a short detour which I felt was worthwhile....

Mary Oz

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Kilmarnock—Mauchline

Mary Oz added Kilmau two, a new walk from Kilmarnock to Mauchline

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I think that the section through Carnell Estates near the middle of the route is through the private gardens and shooting grounds of an exclusive hospitality business. See https://www.carnellestates.com/. Certainly the gate at the western end appears to be closed to mere walkers, I've uploaded a screenshot from Google Maps street view....

Mary Oz

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The route leaving Irvine is complicated by some building work going on next to the river, but once you reach the river it is quite easy to follow....

Mary Oz

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Irvine—Kilmarnock

Mary Oz added Irvkil two, a new walk from Irvine to Kilmarnock

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A good route but the original route doesn't show enough detail, particularly at the Irvine end, and also near Dreghorn. I had to double back several times. Also, it is so loosely plotted that correct plotting adds at least half a mile to the distance....

Mary Oz

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Can't walk on the verge all the way due to vegetation, high banking & drainage ditches so some points it's necessary to walk along the road. It would be a problem for someone of limited mobility, those afraid of traffic or who don't like walking on roads....

Allan Hainey

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The section of the route from Colennan to Dundonald is particularly nice and is part of the official Smugglers Trail walk which runs from South Beach through Fullerton Woods and the vilage of Loans before merging with this route....

marysiak

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Kilmarnock—Galston

ahspence added Kilgal two, a new walk from Kilmarnock to Galston

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Kilmarnock

Bobster surveyed Kilmarnock

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Very easy surfaced path along old railway line. Currently blocked at Knockentiber by bridge repairs but you can scramble round that....

David Brazier

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Irvine—Kilmarnock

Slow Ways added Irvkil one, a new walk from Irvine to Kilmarnock

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Kilmarnock—Fenwick

Slow Ways added Kilfen one, a new walk from Kilmarnock to Fenwick

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Kilmarnock—Galston

Slow Ways added Kilgal one, a new walk from Kilmarnock to Galston

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Kilmarnock—Mauchline

Slow Ways added Kilmau one, a new walk from Kilmarnock to Mauchline

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Prestwick—Kilmarnock

Slow Ways added Prekil one, a new walk from Prestwick to Kilmarnock

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Stewarton—Kilmarnock

Slow Ways added Stekil one, a new walk from Stewarton to Kilmarnock

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Troon—Kilmarnock

Slow Ways added Trokil one, a new walk from Troon to Kilmarnock

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Kilmarnock, Wed 17 July

21°

Cloudy

Kilmarnock’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

NS4294138055

Lat / Lon

55.61067° / -4.49502°

Easting / Northing

242,941E / 638,055N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Kilmarnock's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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