The Eglinton Enigma is a 5 mile adventure around the grounds of Eglinton Country Park, Irvine KA12 8TA and should take you about 2-3 hours. It is really intended to be done by bike but you can choose to walk. If so, then you probably need to allow more time to complete the trail! The trail starts and finishes at the Visitor Centre in Eglinton Park. If you are arriving by car, then there is plenty of free parking in the park.
If you are arriving by bike on the town trail from Irvine or Kilwinning, then you may want to start and finish at the entrance on Kilwinning Road and use the nearest clue (number 29). Route information can be found at http://www.ayrshirepaths.org.uk/ (New Town Trail). This will obviously lengthen your cycle, especially if coming from Irvine!
Have a fun-filled time as you follow the clues, solve the riddles and complete the challenges!
Who Can Do the Trail?
It is suitable for a family (age 8+ children), couples, individuals or groups!
When Can You Do the Trail?
The trail can be done anytime during daylight hours. The trail can be completed in about 2-3 hours (if cycling) and is approximately 5 miles long. The more stops you make, the longer it will take! Either whizz around as fast as you can or adopt a more leisurely approach! The visitor centre is open daily 10.00 – 4.30 and a café and toilets are available at the centre. There is also a bike maintenance area and water bowls for dogs at the centre!
Where to Get your Trail
Just visit the website by clicking on the link to pay and download online.
£10.99 to download. You can then print it off yourself or use on a hand held device. However, the trail is not interactive and you will have to note your answers down elsewhere.
Want to Learn More?
We are constantly adding new trails to our 'library' so if you fancy doing another one while you are in Ayrshire, then visit our website: Treasure Trails of the Unexpected.