Outdoor access public notices

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CORE PATH SA3: RIVER AYR WAY/RIVER AYR WALK (SOUTH)

The Council gives notice it intends closing temporarily, to the public, that section of Core Path SA3: River Ayr Way/River Ayr Walk (south) described in Part 1 of the Schedule below. The temporary closure of the Path is necessary to permit essential bank stabilisation works to be carried out. The affected section of the Path will be closed for the duration of the works, which are expected to commence on 1 March 2021 and last for approximately 6 weeks. On completion of the works, the Path will be fully re-opened to public. Persons wishing to access the River Ayr Way/Walk on either side of the closed section during the period of the works should follow the signposted diversion route described in Part 2 of the Schedule below. For their own safety and the safety of the contractor undertaking the works, members of the public should not attempt to access the closed section of the Path. The plan below shows the section of the Core Path to be closed temporarily, together with the signposted diversion route.

SCHEDULE

PART 1 – PATH TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY

That section of the River Ayr Way/Walk (south) between the southern landfall of Craigholm Bridge and the south side of the junction of the River Ayr Way/Walk with the path leading westwards from the cul-de-sac between 15 & 17 Overmills Crescent.

PART 2 – ALTERNATIVE ROUTE

Persons wishing to access the River Ayr Way/Walk to the east of the closed section should proceed eastwards along Holmston Road to its junction with Overmills Road, then northwards and eastwards along Overmills Road to its junction with Craigholm Road, then northwards along Craigholm Road/Overmills Road to its junction with Overmills Crescent, then northwards and westwards to the end of the cul-de-sac between 15 & 17 Overmills Crescent, and then, finally, westwards along the path from the end of the Overmills Crescent cul-de-sac to its junction with the River Ayr Way/Walk.

Persons wishing to access the River Ayr Way/Walk to the west of the closed section should proceed in the opposite direction.

Plan of diversion route

Julie Nicol
Service Lead – Planning and Building Standards


Footbridge Closure - Waukmill, near Woodend, Dailly

Due to the damage caused by heavy rainfall and spate conditions in the River, the bridge over the Water of Girvan at Waukmill, near Woodend, 2km north-east of Dailly, is in a dangerous condition and unavailable for public use, for the foreseeable future. For their own safety, members of the public should not attempt to cross the bridge.


King Coil’s Bridge Closed – Parkmill Road, Tarbolton

For the foreseeable future, Core Path SA23, between Parkmill Road and Core Path SA24 at Coilsfield Mains Farm, is not usable as a through route, because the private bridge, known as King Coil’s Bridge or the Loundsdale Bridge, 40 metres to the south-east of the C115 Parkmill Road, which carries the route over the Water of Fail, is in a dangerous condition. For their own safety, members of the public should not attempt to cross the bridge. An alternative route from Parkmill Road to Coilsfield Mains exists along SA24, to the west.


Lady Hunter Blair Trail Closed

PLEASE DO NOT USE.

The landowner has been ordered by Forestry and Land Scotland to remove Larch trees from the Lambdougty Glen, to reduce the spread of the tree disease. Therefore the Lady Hunter Blair Trail through Lambdoughty Glen, is temporarily closed to the public. This is to allow mandatory and essential forestry works to be undertaken safely. Access takers should not attempt to use the trail, in the interests of their own, and the forest operatives’, safety.

The trail will remained closed for the duration of the forestry works. The works are expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

Thank you for your co-operation.