Dailly Paths consist of a network of five trails that are all uniquely fascinating, whether your interest is in nature or history.
Lindsayton Walk follows Lindsayton Burn through a series of delightful waterfalls and pools. It also offers an enchanting journey through a secluded wood, which is a wildlife sanctuary, and, if you are lucky, you may see herons and dippers feeding in the ponds. In the woods beside the burn, at the junction of the track to Balcamie, there are the remains of an old waulkmill.
Baroney Hill Walk passes through Falfrochar Glen and follows the burn downstream through marvellous woodland, which is home to roe deer, badger and fox. Then walking along the banks of the Water of Girvan, the path takes you by the massive, but derelict, Dalquharran Mansion.
On the other hand, Kilgrammie Walk provides an interesting outlook into the old mining industry that once thrived in the Dailly area. Then there is Quarry Walk for a relaxed stroll with the family through conifer forests and passing the ruins of the Kilgrammie Colliery. Or, for the more ambitious walkers, Maxwellston Hill Walk that, once hiked to the peak, offers a breathtaking view of the Girvan Valley and the Ayrshire Coast.
Parking is available in the village square, where there is map for the trails in the area, and there are also some grocery stores. And, for any golfers, there is a gorgeous course and clubhouse that Kilgrammie Walk encircles.
The trails are well maintained and operated by South Ayrshire Council.
Getting there by railway:- From Vicarton Street Railway Station in Girvan, turn right onto the A77 heading north. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto A77 (signposted for Ayr). Take the first right onto the B741 and continue forward to Dailly.
Getting there by aeroplane:- From the roundabout at Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, take the first exit onto A79, then at the next roundabout take the third exit onto Monkton Road, and continue forward into Ayr. After approx. 1.5 miles, at the roundabout for Ayr College, take the third exit onto Station Road. Take the second exits at the next two roundabouts, and then at the first junction, turn left onto Beresford Terrace (signposted Stranraer). After approx. 0.5 mile, branch left onto St Leonard's Road (A79) and continue forward. At the end of A79, turn right at the T-junction onto A77. Continue straight on A77 (passing Maybole and Kirkoswald). Before entering Girvan (after the junction to Chaperdonan), take the left turn-off onto B741. Continue forward, for approximately 6 miles, to Dailly.
Getting there by ferry:- The nearest ferry terminal is at Cairnryan (arriving from Larne, Northern Ireland). From the terminal, follow the A77 northbound Girvan. At the roundabout after Vicarton Street Train Station in Girvan, take the first exit on to the A77 (signposted for Ayr). Take the first right onto the B741 and continue forward to Dailly.
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