The Whithorn Way

in the steps of Saints, Monks & Monarchs


Lochwinnoch to Kilwinning

Map 3 This section of the route is 13 miles in length and it starts from Castle Semple Loch before entering Lochwinnoch and proceeds south to end at Kilwinning Abbey. Much of the path is also designated as a part of National Cycle Route No. 7 and makes use in part of an old railway embankment.

Please note that part of the path will be closed as of the 14th May 2018 for a period of about 3 months while work is being undertaken on the construction of the Dalry By-pass.
The red oval on the adjacent map shows the area where the work will be undertaken this being around the Highfield Junctions on the A737 and the B707. The National Cycle Route 7, which at this point is used as part of the Whithorn Way, will be cut with no temporary diversion being put in place.
For more detailed information and a map produced by teh contractors click here.
We are therefore advising walkers that while this construction work is being undertaken we recommend that walkers make use of the train link between Glengarnock and Dalry since any road walking alternative would necessitate significant additional mileage on a series of alternative roads.

Places of interest on this section are Kilbirnie Auld Kirk and Kilwinning Abbey along with the Kilwinning Abbey Tower Heritage centre.

This section is already complete and frequently walked. For directional details simply click on this link and download instructions based on walking from Lochwinnoch to Kilwinning. These directional instructions are based on key points along the route which are defined using grid reference numbers. The relevant Ordnance Survey map relating to this section are Explorer Nos. 341.

The section is also easily accessed as a days walking section that can be reached at either end by railway.
For more detail on the railway timetables and linking stations click on this link.

Kilbirnie Kirk
Path into Kilwinning
Kilwinning Abbey

Kilbirnie Auld Kirk


Viadust over Garnock River


Kilwinning Abbey model

To proceed to the next section of the walk between Kilwinning and Troon click on this link.


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