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
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
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.