Auchincruive Click here for a nearby cycle route
Map Landranger 70
Distance 8km, 40m climb path by river floods after heavy rain.
This a very pleasant sheltered walk which I believe is one of the best (of its type) in
Ayrshire, my wife and I are often here post or pre shopping in Ayr.
Five kilometres west of Ayr and two kilometes SW of Mossblown at Oswalds Bridge over the
river Ayr GR 388231.
There a number of shorter walks around Auchincruive described in a leaflet ‘Country walks
around Auchincruive, Annbank and Mossblown' published by Tiso with the support from
Paths for all Partnership.
Turn into the college grounds and park in the parking area provided 200m to the left.. There are
signs showing the various walks near the entrance. The walk described here is an extension of
one of these. The other walks are also worth investigating.
Leave the car park with Oswald bridge at your back, walking upstream on the left (west) bank.
Keep to the riverside and after 1km go over three or four steps through a wall and fork left
At the top of the short rise follow the track as it swings left and then follows a burn to another
bigger track (200m).
At the track, which has a small extra bridge for pedestrians, go right uphill to Annbank.
At the main road through Annbank cross the road slightly left, leave the road going right almost
immediately on to a footpath After 200m downhill go right, at a track crossing, on to an old
In 300m the track leads to an open area close to a gate.
Go to the far corner of the open area (diagonally left across it), from here a steep faint track
leads down to the riverside at the beginning of an old laid. It can be muddy at this point.
Follow the riverside for 2km until the B744 is reached (GR 393221). There are some gates and
steps and the path may be flooded after heavy rain, there is a higher waymarked option should
this be the case..
Go left over the bridge, the road bends right immediately after the bridge , on the right go
through the stile and follow the riverside waymarkers all the way back to Oswald bridge and