Car park by playing field, B7045 Straiton KA19 7NE
Start: Car park by playing field, B7045 Straiton KA19 7NE
End: Car park by playing field, B7045 Straiton KA19 7NE
Distance: 1.25 miles (2km)
Download map, route of path also available from: http://www.ayrshirepaths.org.uk/walkstraiton.htm (Created by Ayrshire Paths) (Blue path on map)
Church Walk at Straiton. The Walk name refers to the Victorian practice of church-going from the Castle and the Dower House to the village church via the mill-lade. Points of historical interest are: on the Old Pond Road notice the dam at the curling pond now with shimmering poplars, the arch of the bridge at Milton and the lade built to maintain a steady flow at the mill itself. Eddie's Island with its two foot-bridges, its bamboo thickets and tall firs is an attractive addition to the paths. Squirrels, dippers and kingfishers may be seen here as may snowdrop, primroses and comfrey in their seasons.