Irvine and Kilwinning New Town Trail

The New Town Trail is a 12-mile circular route of the Irvine and Kilwinning area incorporating part of National Route 73 and passing many local landmarks and areas of interest including wildlife reserves, Eglinton Country Park and Castle and the standing stones at Cairnmount Hill.

Irvine and Kilwinning New Town Trail is a circular pedestrian and cycle route, some 12 miles (19km) in length. The Trail provides traffic-free transport links between communities as well as attractive local recreational opportunities for walkers and cyclists.

The route links Irvine town centre, Kilwinning, Eglington Country Park, residential areas as well as local leisure facilities and workplace locations.

The Trail also provides links with an extensive network of local paths and tracks as well as linking into two National Cycle Network routes (National Routes 7 and 73); running from Glasgow to Carlisle and between Kilmarnock and the Isle of Arran and onto the Mull of Kintyre.

The route follows National Route 73 through Irvine town centre and crosses Irvine Moors into Kilwinning, from here you leave National Route 73 and enter Eglinton Country Park, the route then continues through the Lawthorn area and into Broomlands before rejoining National Route 73.

For more information about The New Town Trail visit The Ayrshire Paths website.

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Please note

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.

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