Outdoors

WALKING

  • Ness Glen rapids
  • Natures geometry
  • Rock, moss and sunbeam
  • Bridge built by Napoleonic prisoners
  • Bridge built by Napoleonic prisoners
  • Garland of leaves
  • Minature planet
  • Rushing river

RIVERSIDE STROLLING OR HIKING IN THE HILLS – THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR WALKERS

The extensive networks of footpaths created at Craigengillan offers wonderful opportunities for walkers of all ages and fitness, passing through natural habitats rich in wildlife and archeological interest to spectacular places including Dalcairnie Falls and the famous Ness Glen. The Craigengillan path network connects with the Doon Valley Museum and the paths around the village of Straiton.

With a selection of new walking routes now available, you can enjoy all the incredible paths the Doon Valley has to offer.

Connecting the communities of Dalmellington, Patna and Rankinston, the paths also take in popular sights like Loch Doon, the Galloway Forest and the ‘Lost Villages’

 

 

As they wind their way through unspoilt countryside, you’ll find a wide range of habitats supporting an incredible variety of wildlife, so be sure to bring your camera. You can add your photos to our gallery page if you like — click here for more details.

There’s no entry fee to the estate — we welcome visitors at any time.

For more information about walking in the Doon Valley, guides to the Doon Valley Path Network are £1 from East Ayrshire Council’s Outdoor Access Unit. The guide includes a map of the routes, as well as information about the area’s wildlife, history, archaeology, geology, accommodation and more.

“ALL THE WORLD IS BEAUTIFUL, AND IT MATTERS LITTLE WHERE YOU GO. THE SPOT WHERE WE CHANCE TO BE ALWAYS SEEMS THE BEST.”
John Muir 1890

DOCUMENTS


Walking Routes

To obtain your copy of the Doon Valley Path Network Guise, send £1 to:

Louise Kyle
The Gatehouse
Dean Castle Country Park
Dean Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 1XB

You can also find guides for sale locally. For more information call 01563 554751 or email
louise.kyle@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

Doon Valley Museum to Muck Water Bridge – Approx 1.25km

Suspension Bridge Ness Glen to Loch Doon and back  – Approx 2.5km