Walking and cycling
Information on walking and cycling in South Ayrshire.
Walking and cycling along the paths, over the hillsides, and through the villages of Ayrshire is the only way to experience the real Ayrshire. A number of safe and convenient footpaths and cycleways are available in South Ayrshire.
Please respect South Ayrshire's countryside and the many people who rely on it for their livelihood.
Remember: March to May each year is lambing time.
Ewes and lambs are very vulnerable at first - mums can easily lose their babies if scared or disturbed by people or dogs. Lost lambs can die very quickly. Please choose to walk trails which do not go through fields of livestock at this time of the year.
Take your litter home, or put it in a bin.
Clear up your dog's mess.
Walking, cycling and horse riding routes
- Ayr active travel hub
- Cycling around South Ayrshire
- View a map of key environmental and conservation information for South Ayrshire including local footpaths and cycle routes
- Smugglers' trail
Wheelchair accessible walks
Some paths within South Ayrshire are accessible by wheelchair in normal weather conditions.
Barony Hill Path, within the Dailly Trails Network, stretching from Main Street, Dailly (opposite the Primary School), eastwards along the south/east bank of the Water of Girvan, northwards across the artist-designed bridge over the River, then eastwards along the north bank of the River to the footbridge near Dalquharran Castle.