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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
From the road up to Dyke Farm
Enclosed path from the kissing gate at Dyke Farm
Avenue up to the mixed woodland
Loudoun Hill in the distance
Darvel from the edge of mixed woodland
Path through the mixed woodland
The forest ride
Coming down to the road bridge
Road bridge in Lanfine Estate
Fallen tree and pig trail in enclosure
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!
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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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