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 See & Do 

Places to Eat


There is a wonderful choice of eating places close by for a light bite in the afternoon or a main evening meal. 

Take away options are available and will deliver to the door.

  • The Sorn Inn (Sorn)

  • The Waterside (Strathaven)

  • The Fairburn Hotel (Mauchline)

  • Boswell's Coach House - Auchinleck

  • Lochside House Hotel (New Cumnock)

  • The Dumfries Arms (Cumock)

  • Woody's Ice Cream Parlour (Mauchline)

  • The Coo Shed (Ayr)

  • Langholm Tea Room & Farm Shop (Symington)

  • Dumfries House (Cumnock)

  • Dunbar Diner Pizzas and Burgers (Muirkirk)

  • Garran Fish Bar - Takeaway (Muirkirk)

 Full list available at the Bothy.

Local Walks


The village of Muirkirk is full of fascinating historical walks itself. The walker's Car Park begins these routes

  • Cairn Table is the highest hill on Muirkirk's skyline. It is a popular climb with well trodden paths to the summit where a large carin made of stone sits. The Walk talkes 2-2.5 hours and is suitable for all abilities.

  • Tibbies Brig is a famous bridge surrounded by beautiful trees and scenery in the heart of Muirkirk. The bridge is in memory of the Scottish Poet Isabel Pagan who lived and died there. This is a short 20 min walk and is easily accessed.

  • Sanquhar Brig is found on the route to Sanquhar from Muirkirk and is a pleasant walk through the countryside. Approx 5km walk there and back.

  • Glenbuck is a historic village neighbouring Muirkirk. It marks the beginning of the River Ayr Source to End walk. Glenbuck is also the birthplace of Bill Shankly the Liverpool Football Player - there is a Heritage Village in his memory with several walking paths.

Day Out


Further afield there are plenty options for a fun filled day away for all the family to enjoy!

  • Dumfries House - 10 miles

  • New Lanark - 24 miles

  • Electric Brae - 32 miles

  • River Ayr Walk - local

  • Dark Sky Observatory - 26 miles

  • Robert Burns Museum -24 miles 

  • Culzean Castle and Turnberry - 35 miles

  • Whitelee Wind Farm and Visitor Centre - 26 miles

For Kids - 

  • New Cumnock Open Air Pool - 13 miles

  • Gemmells Soft Play - 17 miles

  • The Garage Kilmarnock - 10 pin bowling and Go Carting -  20 miles

  • Heads of Ayr Farm Park - 27 miles

  • Calderglen Country Park - 22 miles

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