Irvine Harbour. Statue of Robert Burns commemorating the site of the printing works where his first edition was published in Kilmarnock. Laigh Kirk is at the heart of the historic area of Kilmarnock. National Cycle Network detailed map for Kilmarnock Map Panoramic view of the countryside looking North Country Road just seconds from busy Kilmarnock Road bridge over what was an old railway line The cycle path follows the old railway line Path enters Springside briefly National Cycle Network detailed map for Irvine Cycle Safety
Kilbirnie Kilwinning Ardrossan Saltcoats are linked by Route 7 and Route 73 of the National Cycle Network - Click for more details National Cycle Route 7 passes through Maybole, Crosshill and into the southern reaches of Ayrshire and the Galloway Forest. The local cycle routes take you through Kirkmichael and Straiton - Click here for more details The local cycle routes travel from Maybole to the Girvan area and down to Lendalfoot then across country to Barr Route 7 leaves Troon and passes through Prestwick, Ayr, Doonfoot, the Heads of Ayr, over the Carrick Hills to Maybole. The local routes travel through Alloway, Dalrymple and a route follows the River Ayr to Auchincruive- Click here for more details Route 73 links Kilmarnock with Route 7 at Irvine - Click for more details Route 7 leaves Kilwinning and passes through Irvine and Troon - Click for more details

Countryside near Kilmarnock
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Cycle Paths - Irvine to Kilmarnock
At Irvine leave Route 7 and follow the National Cycle Network Route 73 towards Kilmarnock. this is a relatively short diversion but worth it to see Kilmarnock, where Burns had his first edition of poems published. Also worth a visit is Dean Castle and Country Park just east of Kilmarnock (off the main route). Download the Cunninghame Cycleway leaflet.
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