Walk 6-1: Stinchar and Duisk Valleys: Colmonell to Barrhill

This South Ayrshire walk follows the valley of the Stinchar up-stream from Colmonell to Pinwherry and then heads south-east along its tributary, the Duisk, to Barrhill.


It is a walk in two parts, the early section follows farm roads and tracks along the southern edge of the attractive Stinchar valley.

At Pinwherry it crosses the railway line, follows the A714 for a short distance through the village before taking the minor road past Fardenreoch to Muck Bridge.

A detour via Glenduisk Farm is followed by a short steep climb to a well-defined track which climbs gradually past fields, deserted farmsteads, forest plantation and moor before descending via Balluskie Farm to Barrhill.

The route offers panoramic views across the Duisk Valley and to the Awfu' Hand Range of the Galloway Hills in the distance. Wind turbines are a notable addition to the landscape.

This walk is virtually all on hard tracks and gravel roads.

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Register from 07:30
Depart at 08:00
Travel time 60 minutes
Start from NX 148 860
End at NX 233 823
Return travel time 45 minutes
Return by 14:45
Price (Adult) £10.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £10.00
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Walk 6-1: Stinchar and Duisk Valleys: Colmonell to Barrhill