Straiton and Craigengower monument
Map landranger 77
Distance 7km, 200m climb
Location GR 380050
14 miles south of Ayr
9 miles west of Dalmellington
Car parking is available next to the swing park at the
north end of the village.
NOTE: there is a good leaflet ‘Straiton walks’ printed
by Kestral Press (Irvine) giving a number of trails in
this area for the walker. The walk below is effectively a
combination of two of them.
Go out from the parking turning right onto the road,
cross the burn by the bridge and go immediately right
down a woody lane.
Cross the field beside the burn and go over the Water
of Girvan by the footbridge turning left on the farm
Continue on this side of the river through the woods
going straight ahead at the sharp uphill bend at the far
side of the wood.
Go down hill diagonally to another track and along to
Craigfad (GR 384027).
Turn left to the minor road and left again at the road.
300m along the road back to Straiton there is a track
uphill on the right, go up here and at the top go north to
Follow the trail directly down into and through the
wood back to Straiton.