Mountain bike route Auchinleck house to Catrine        GPX
Distance 27km climb 150m
Catrine and area web site
Auchinleck House
This route needs revised, see notes below until I get
round to it. This route has a lot of tarmac but also
passes through some nice areas. The start is just
outside (south) of Mauchline at MR 512255. The
track into Auchinleck house leads off from this little
loop of road past High Clews and out to the B7036
toward Auchinleck turning off right just prior to the
A76 bridge (MR 543219) toward Dumfries house.
At the track cross road go straight on and then
right in 150m into the trees, cross Lugar Water,
Dumfries house can be viewed on the left. Go
right at the main road then left onto a track in
200m which leads across to the B7046. Go left
down to Cumnock, cross the Lugar water left,
near the town centre, SEE BELOW FOR NEW
TRACK skipping the bit in italics  
then first
right into the sport area climbing out at the far
end on a pleasant little road below the viaduct
and up to the communication mast at
MR570211.
The river Ayr at Catrine
At the mast turn right, then left round minor roads to approach Catrine on the B705. Sea NEW
TRACK below which adds a Sorn loop and extra singletrack by the river Ayr   
Just prior to Catrine go
right toward Sorn for 300m and left down past Daldorch school (this is a well used path for walkers),

at the bottom of the hill by the school go right through a gate to the riverside single track following the
track round to the bridge, cross the river and cycle past the old millponds into Catrine. At the rear of
Catrine square  go over the footbridge and right to follow a new trail back to the start, unfortunately
there are several gates and quite a few stairs but it is nice by the river.
An alternative start can be made in Mauchline (car park on the B743 Ayr road in the town centre).
Leaving the car park go right then left in 50m in 1km go left, 0.5km right to Haugh leave the road
going behind the farm follow the track right through the lovely gorge to the start point as above.
Return to Mauchline by the reverse route when finished.

NEW TRACK
As you go into Cumnock on the A70 just past Cumnock Academy go down the path beside the
school go left behind the academy to a footbridge over the river. After crossing go left and follow the
nice singletrack by the river all the way to Auchinleck. Go left through Auchinleck on the main road
and turn right to Catrine (signed B705). Before going down hill to Sorn go right to Barrshouse and
left beyond it on a downhill rough track to Sorn.  Leave Sorn over the lovely arched bridge on a
minor road leaving it onto the river Ayr way to the right, following it to Catrine.
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