A group has formed with the aim of promoting a cycle path and walking route from Ayr to Girvan, using dismantled railway lines to access the beautiful coastal scenery looking out across Scotland’s South West.
The advantage of old railway lines is that they’re relatively flat, making the route accessible to all abilities of walker or cyclist, suitable for families and tourists alike.
The route connects to National Cycle Route 7, which offers connectivity for the long-distance cycle tourits.
A local G.P. has highlighted the wider advantages of exercise for the health of people using the route. The emphasis on accessibility of the route makes it particularly suitable for those who need to recover good health after an operation or accident.
The group have made a video outlining their plans and showcasing the potential for tourism and the local economy as well as benefiting the wider attractiveness of Ayrshire as a place to live and base new business ventures.
This route has been envisioned by many individuals over the years, including a submission by ourselves to the local plan here.
The website for The Culzean Way has links to contact your local councillor to express your support for the project – please support them by doing so, or by highlighting the project to your own local councillor if you live firth or Ayrshire.
As local people we have cycled along many parts of the route, and the potential of linking together all of these beautiful and safe places to cycle and walk is truly exciting.