Unofficial Cycle Routes - Fenwick to Kilmarnock

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This route connects the Newton Mearns to Fenwick cycle route (built as part of the M77 motorway project) on to the next large settlement, Kilmarnock. There is a cycle route along the main road, but it is mostly a bamboozling collection of painted cycle lanes and randomly selected shared footways. Instead, this route follows country lanes, including one with a ford, and takes a slight detour to go through the Dean Castle Country Park.

Map of route

Direction Route Name Comment
Start A77 A77 cycle path approaching Fenwick
Head South A77 A77 cycle path pass roundabout for Fenwick
← 1st Left Fenwick unnamed road turn left under motorway bridge with gate, signed as cycle route to Fenwick and a No Through Road
↑ Straight Ahead Bowling Green Road continue past another gate after motorway bridge
Turn Right → B751 Main Road, Fenwick at end of road
← 2nd Left Waterslap
Turn Right → Grassyards Road at end of road
1st Right → Meikle Road not the farm access, but road with Ford warning sign
↑ Straight Ahead Meikle Road cross ford with care, or use footbridge with steps next to ford
← Turn Left Assloss Road at end of road
← 3rd Left Dean Castle Country Park at sharp right bend on steep hill down towards river
Fork Right ↗ Dean Castle Country Park cross bridge over river
↑ Straight Ahead Dean Castle Country Park continue past castle and tearoom to exit park
← Turn Left Dean Road at exit to country park
1st Right → Cut Finger Path immediately after bridge over river
Fork Right ↗ Townholm at end of path
Turn Right → B7082 Strawberrybank Road at end of road
↑ Straight Ahead A735 High Street enter onto one-way system
1st Right → Union Street (In opposite direction use Boyd St and Dean Lane)
← 1st Left Church Street
Turn Right → 73 unnamed path at end of road turn onto narrow path beside railway viaduct
↑ Straight Ahead 73 Hill Street use toucan crossing to right to cross Portland Street
← 1st Left Garden Street under railway bridge
Turn Right → A735 West George Street at end of road dismount (due to one-way road) to get to station entrance at next junction
1st Right → Station Approach continue right up ramp for step-free access to station
Finish Kilmarnock Station in Kilmarnock

Alternatively, you may wish to join the Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 73 onwards from Kilmarnock to Irvine and Ardrossan. In this case, continue up Hill Street, or from Union Street continue around the one-way system onto Portland Street, and turn left into Witch Road, following the signs. Kilmarnock town centre can be accessed by going straight on from Church Street, under the railway viaduct.

Website by Andy Preece