Ayr to Stair
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Parking is available in Ayr in the
rough car park in front of Ayr college
You will need to arrange transport
back from Stair
Click here for a nearby cycle
From the car park go to the path beside the rivers north bank and turn left upstream
away from the road.
Follow this path for almost 3 km where it meets the Ayr bypass.
The road is usually very busy so it is best to walk 200m right crossing the river where
there is a footpath under the road bridge and then to walk back on the other side to the
minor road to Mainholm small holdings.
Walk this road until it ends in about 2.5 km and take the track on the right leading to
the minor road near Auchincruive Agricultural College at GR 382232.
Turn right 300m to Oswalds bridge do not cross the bridge but go left into the College
grounds following the riverside for 2km.
After a gap through a wall leave the river and climb up to a track leading to a track path
crossroads at GR 404235 where you should go right up to Annbank.
Go slightly left across the main road into a small parking area leading to a path to the
B742, turn right and walk down the road 300m to the weak metal bridge over the river.
Immediately after crossing this bridge go left onto a muddy path. Follow the riverside
for the next 3km to Stair and the inn for a well deserved drink or meal.