Kilmarnock Burns by bike
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Landranger 70, distance 50km
Loudoun old kirk
This outing starts
from the Kay Park
Burns monument and
is described in the
booklet 'Burns by
Bike' published by the
Ayrshire section of
the CTC.
The route crosses
above the A77 at the
footbridge MR
446380 follows the
north of the river past
Loudoun Church,
goes through Galston
and on to the B744to
Little Sorn and uses
the minor roads to
pass Mauchline burns
monument, joining the
A76 just north of
Mauchline
(MR492283.
Barr castle Galston
Mauchline Burns monument
Kay park Burns monument
The next Burns
interest is Mossgeiel
farm and then the
Batchelors Club
Tarbolton got to by
the Failford turn and
the minor road right
at MR461278.
The B744 east from Tarbolton and right past Lochlea (MR 454301) right to Carnell
on the A719 and right into Kilmarnock and back to Kay Park.
A leaflet 'Kilmarnock cycle routes' shows thr best return in Kilmarnock and is available
from East Ayrshire council tel 01563 576310.
Kilmarnock street navigation
To get started from Kay park monument go north with the steep slope on your left to
the road, right downhill to the roundabout right past the cemetery gates and left onto
McKenzie Dr, follow straight ahead along MacPhail Dr and Milton Rd over the
motorway by a footbridge.
Near the end enter south Kilmarnock uphill onto Treeswoodhead Rd and follow it
downhill then up to a right bend onto Witchknowe Rd along to a T juction and left
down to the busy Hurlford Rd. Go straight over slightly left to New St, follow it left to
a T junction, going  right down hill  below the motorway, cross the main Ayr road
into Greeholm St and left onto Holmquarry Rd.
Cross the river by a footbridge and go right along Fairyhill Rd.
Follow beside the river into the park, crossing busy West Shaw St.
Go right across the river at the second footbridge onto Douglas St right then left onto
Armour St then right onto quieter Gilmour St.
Cross the busy Old Mill Rd by the toucan crossing onto Loanhead St up past the Dick
Institute cross London Rd into Holehouse Rd past Kilmarnock College and fork left
below the railway back into Kay Park, going left uphill to the Burns monument and the
start point.
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