Local Attractions

There is plenty to see and do whilst staying in Muirkirk, for the golfers there is the Muirkirk Golf Club, a 9 hole golf course with a formidable reputation as one of the best ‘hidden gems’ of the South West Scotland.

There is the East Ayrshire car racing track, one of Scotland’s top Motorsport Clubs which has a 800m sprint track, large tarmac paddock areas which they use for Autotests, external and internal rally roads which have been recently upgraded to tar to provide an excellent venue for Stage Rallies and for Rally Time Trials. For more information please visit their website www.eastayrshirecc.co.uk

For more information on what is available in the area please visit Whats on in Ayreshire


Ayrshire attracts many walkers all year round and there are some amazing walks in the Muirkirk area. The River Ayr Walk starts near Glenbuck Lock and goes to the Firth of Clyde at Ayr, a distance of 67km, it follows the Ayr river which flows alongside the park.

Other walks include:
John Brown’s Walk – 3.5 km
The Old Railway Walk – 4 km
Twa Brigs Walk – 5 km
Cairntable Walk (climb ? !) – 10 km
Sanquhar Walk (over the old coaching road) – 28 km

A map showing these walks can be found on the Ayreshire Paths website. It also gives a little bit of background information about the walks.