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Farmland views and forest paths

Farmland views and forest paths


Postby susanjgla » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:54 pm

Route description: Dyke walk, Darvel

Date walked: 20/02/2021

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 6.5 km

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Leaving Darvel via bridge over the River Irvine
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From the road up to Dyke Farm
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Enclosed path from the kissing gate at Dyke Farm
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Avenue up to the mixed woodland
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Loudoun Hill in the distance
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Darvel from the edge of mixed woodland
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Path through the mixed woodland
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The forest ride
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Coming down to the road bridge
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Road bridge in Lanfine Estate
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Fallen tree and pig trail in enclosure
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Wild pigs
Just did this lovely walk today (Feb 2021). As the description said, the path was boggy in places, but that was no surprise given the recent thaw in East Ayrshire. We thought the Walkhighlands route description was very good, but we would have found it helpful to know that having passed through the kissing gate at the end of stage 2, you need to turn immediately to your right to pick up the path and ‘enter mixed woodland’ (stage 3) - the path follows the edge of the woodland and the wire fence of the adjacent field is visible on your right as you walk along. On the return stretch through the Lanfine Estate, there were swathes of rhododendrons, and this is sure to be a beautiful walk in April/May.

Thanks for the walk suggestion, Walkhighlands!
susanjgla
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Re: Farmland views and forest paths

Postby Robertgee » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:04 pm

Quite a good walk, I remember doing this a couple of years ago...never saw the pigs though. :(
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