Linking the towns of Irvine, Kilwinning, and Kilbirnie, the 18-mile Garnock Valley Cycleway forms part of National Route 7. Starting in Irvine, the route follows traffic-free and riverside paths passing the Garnock Floods Nature Reserve and Eglinton Country Park.
At Kilwinning, the route crosses the Kilwinning Viaduct and follows minor roads along the Garnock Valley towards Kilbirnie. The route passes the Blair Country Estate - this wooded estate is ideal for exploring by foot. At Kilbirnie, the route joins the Lochwinnoch Loop Line towards Johnstone and Glasgow.
Shorter cycle trips can easily be arranged by using the regular train service from the stations listed above.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.