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River Ayr Way

E Ayrshire, S Ayrshire

66 km / 41 miles
The River Ayr Way is Scotland's first source to the sea path. It heads from east to west over moorland, through sandstone gorges and on rich farmland.

See East Ayrshire Leisure website for current path diversions near Stair.


Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Attributes: Scotland's Great Trails
Average Gradients
Start: NS755289 - Glenbuck, E Ayrshire View on StreetMap
Finish: NS331225 - Ayr, S Ayrshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2006
Web Sites: Walk Highlands - River Ayr Way East Ayrshire Leisure - River Ayr Way Scotland's Great Trails Trailwalker - River Ayr Way [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook River Ayr Way  (Dane Love  - 2019 (reprint) )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 70, 71
OS Landranger Active 70, 71
OS Explorer 326, 327, 328, 335
OS Explorer Active 326, 327, 328, 335

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Route Profile:

61.7 km (38.3 miles)
705 m (2,313 ft) ascent
273 m (896 ft)  maximum height

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