This tour is 15.5 miles long, please allow at least 1 hour 50 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.
Although lengthy, the Garnock Valley Cycleway is a family-friendly route. Part of National Cycle Route 7, conditions consist of almost entirely traffic-free tracks or riverside pathways. From Irvine, the route progresses north through Kilwinning – look out for the ruins of 12th century Kilwinning Abbey, which occupy the centre of the town. Follow the A737 until you reach Lynn Sprout – a magnificent waterfall surrounded by a myriad of smaller cascading waterways. Kilbirnie is the next stop on the route. Take a break from the pedals to wander around the stunning 17th century Kilbirnie Auld Kirk before ending the tour in the village of Lochwinnoch, neighbouring the expansive Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.
The town of Irvine is a large town with a long history.
Kilwinning is a large town in North Ayrshire, situated on the banks of the River Garnock
The Abbey was founded sometime between 1162 and 1188 with monks coming from Kelso in the Scottish Borders. Its ruins sit in the centre of the town.
Lynn Spout is a stunning waterfall on the Caaf Water near Dalry in Ayrshire.
Dalry is a village on the Rye Burn in North Ayrshire.
Kilbirnie Auld Kirk is a Church of Scotland congregation in North Ayrshire, Scotland. The building dates back to the 15th century.
Kilbirnie is a small town situated in the Garnock Valley area of North Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland.
Lochwinnoch is a village in the council area and historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland.