Route takes you through Kilmarnock, mostly flat road route on a mix of A and B roads and farm lanes taking approximately 2 hours.
Distance 23.91 (38.48) Duration - approx 2 hours. At Irvine leave Route 7 and follow the National Cycle Network Route 73 towards Kilmarnock. This is a relatively short diversion but worth it to see Kilmarnock, where Burns had his first edition of poems published. Also worth a visit is Dean Castle and Country Park just east of Kilmarnock (off the main route). Download the Cunninghame Cycleway leaflet.
This is a mostly flat, road route, on a mix of A and B roads and farm lanes, with a few undulations. There is just one potentially busy section, thro' the outskirts of Kilmarnock. It is very quiet during a weekday, the biggest hazard you face could be the odd heard of cows being driven back to the farm for milking. The route touches each direction on the compass at some point, so, If you're struggling with a headwind it should soon be at your tail. Reward yourself with a coffee and cake at the Maritime Museum on completion.
Landmarks Passing close to Walkers Cyles in Kilmaurs, Laigh Milton Viaduct and Dundonald Castle with great views at various times across to Arran. Start Location Harbourside, Beach Drive, Irvine End Location Harbourside, Beach Drive, Irvine For more information - http://www.ayrshirepaths.org.uk/cyclepathskilmarnock.htm