Warning to Walkers – Calving at Curragh

CALVING FIELD ON TIDAL DIVERSION PATH AT CURRAGH – STRICTLY NO DOGS IN THIS FIELD In the field behind Gull Cottage – there is a large herd of cows with newborn calves, which will be resident for the next few months. Please use the beach route if possible. If this is impossible at High Tide, assess situation with cattle and calves. If cattle are close to the shore fence – detour quietly round top of field by main road fence, or use the A77T road verge (take great care – fast Trunk Road traffic) and return to next kissing gate if you feel safe to do so. Never get between a cow and its calf. If the cattle are distant at top of field – and if happy to proceed, walk quietly and smartly along the shore fence path to the next kissing gate exit. Get over fence if protective cattle...

The Times lists ACP in top 20 coastal paths in Britain!

The Times carried an article on Sat 11 Aug 2018, featuring twenty paths throughout Britain. The section from Maidens to Dunure, undoubtedly one of the most picturesque walks you can find, made it into their list. They described the route and highlighted interesting features, including information on “Getting there” and suggesting Dunure Inn and harbour View Coffee Shop as possible stops for...

Metal-detectorist vandalism of footpath at Drumshang

A few days ago, the landowner of the Drumshang to Dunure section of the Coastal Path, who kindly mows the cliff-edge path for us with his motor mower, was angry to find over a dozen holes dug in the cropped path surface by someone with a metal detector. With the dry weather the sods were shrivelled and loose. It is irresponsible behaviour of this type that risks us losing the goodwill of our landowner partners. The metal detector operators’ code is that they should always seek permission from the landowner before they use their apparatus, and cause no damage. Here, this was not done, and a footpath was damaged. A man carrying a metal detector was seen on 27 July around 4.30pm, walking north along the road near Drumshang. If anyone saw him, or any previous incidents, and can provide more information, please contact us via the website or...

FOOTBRIDGE CLOSURE, RIVER IRVINE

Walkers should note that the footbridge across the River Irvine at Low Green is currently closed until mid September and a short diversion is in place. Please follow the red ‘pedestrian’ signage which is in place, using the Marress Road bridge...

Warning of Possible Road/Path closures at Turnberry on 13-14 July

Unofficial word has come from South Ayrshire Council (who are also in the dark on this matter due to lack of information from higher authority) that the security involved in a possible presidential visit by Donald Trump on 13 or 14 July, may lead to temporary closure to the public of the Links Lodge beach track, Turnberry Beach, and the ACP route across Turnberry Golf Course. In addition the A719 road from Turnberry to Maidens may also be closed. Walkers may wish to alter their plans for these days. If going north, to avoid the busy A77T, from Turnberry a minor road past Laigh and High Drumdow farms branches north past High Park Farm to re-join the A77T 1km south of Kirkoswald. About 0.5km north of this junction, another minor road on the left runs NW to re-join the A719, which leads back to Maidens to re-join the ACP. This detour will add around 3 miles (5Km) to the day’s...

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