East Ayrshire has a stunning country park, a wealth of wildlife, and over 700kms of path networks to explore through some of the most scenic areas of Ayrshire.
Dean Castle Country Park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock and offers much for children and adults alike to enjoy.
The park boasts beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, pets' corner, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a 14th century castle housing world class collections of historic weapons, armour and musical instruments.
Visit the park’s website to find out more about the park, its inhabitants, events and much more: www.deancastle.com
Over half of Scotland's population regularly enjoys informal recreation such as walking and cycling. East Ayrshire provides fantastic opportunities with its spectacular and varied landscape - from the river valleys with wooded gorges to the smooth glacially carved valleys of the Southern Uplands. East Ayrshire is renowned for its rich social heritage. It features dramatic and powerful scenery such as Loudoun Hill and the hills of Loch Doon.
It is an excellent place for exploring historic gardens, woodlands, archaeology, castles, churches and industries such as mining and mills.
Our comprehensive core paths network has been developed for walking, cycling and horse riding, giving easy access to these beautiful parts.
East Ayrshire’s most unique route and Scotland’s first source to a sea path network , The River Ayr Way, covers a distance of 66km and is walked annually by over 140,000 people.
To find out more visit www.theriverayrway.org