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Aug
16

Loudon Hill (East Ayrshire) (37628)

Event Overview

Join us for an easy walk in the upper Irvine valley to the small rocky summit of Loudon Hill, popular with rock climbers.

Starting in Darvel, birthplace of Sir Alexander Fleming, our walk will follow a former railway trackbed eastwards before climbing onto the summit at 316m.

After hopefully enjoying some fine views over Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and towards Arran, we will retrace our route back to Darvel.

The path along the old railway may be overgrown in places, so if it has been wet, please wear trousers you don't mind getting a little wet or wear overtrousers to keep your legs dry!


What to bring

If possible, please aim to have something to eat beforehand and bring a snack and some water with you for during the walk.

If time, we may go for drinks at the pub in Balmaha afterwards.

Food & Drink

If possible, please aim to have something to eat beforehand and bring a snack and some water with you for during the walk.

If time, we may go for drinks in Darvel afterwards.

Meeting & Times

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Getting to the Event

BY CAR

From Glasgow

Follow the M8 then take the M77 to junction 6. Follow the A719 to Galston and turn left onto the A71. Hastings Square is on the right, opposite the Black Bull Inn and there is street parking nearby.

From Edinburgh

Although Darvel is situated on the A71 Edinburgh to Kilmarnock trunk road, it is probably quicker to drive there via the M8, A725 and M74 before joining the A71 at junction 8.

By Coach

Catch Stagecoach X71 service from Glasgow Buchanan Bus station at 17.05, arriving in Darverl at 18.21.


Event Reference No:
37628