New resting place for weary walkers – 12 December 2018

This week saw great progress made by a team of 7 on the lower steps at Fisherton Gully. The heavy squad of John, Chris and Tim laboured manfully to carry big rocks up from the beach, while Bob, Jimmy, David and Ron worked almost as hard to form stable steps and revetments. The newly-installed tree-trunk seat provided a welcome resting place to enjoy the coffee and admire the wonderful views across to...

Work party achievement – 30/11/18

Great morning’s work at Fisherton Gully last week – helped by a bonus from Nature’s Bounty.- Storm Diana had floated a huge log that had been uselessly stranded for years 100m south, and washed it up on the tideline just below the Gully steps. While having our tea break after carting loads of big beach stones up the path to build stone steps, we thought we’d try and shift the trunk clear of high water mark. But with skilled use of crowbars, brains, and brute strength, six of us managed to roll it ten metres up the shore right to the Path, where it now makes a fab seat for walkers. Then we went on to complete the bottom half of the stone-step path....

Warning to Walkers – Calving at Curragh

CALVING FIELD ON TIDAL DIVERSION PATH AT CURRAGH We are pleased to report that the cows with calves previously in the calving field north of Curragh Cottages, have now been moved to a large enclosed field further south that should not affect walkers on the ACP. Therefore the tidal diversion path at Curragh cottages can now be used by walkers if cattle-free....

FOOTBRIDGE CLOSURE, RIVER IRVINE

Walkers should note that the footbridge across the River Irvine at Low Green is currently closed. This was to re-open in September 2018, but we have been informed it will be closed for the foreseeable future. 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...

Bulls in Curragh Bullpens till mid-June

Both bullpens on the foreshore opposite Burnside and Curragh Farms are currently occupied by a number of hefty Charolais bulls, which usually go out to the heifers in mid-June. So, until both pens are eventually vacated, walkers in either direction should bypass them by descending on to the adjacent foreshore and walking quietly along the beach till clear of this...

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