Walk 2-3: The Drover's Road

This route follows in the footsteps of our ancestors who took their animals annually to the market in Ayr, so is an area rich in history.


From the start at Auchinleck Bridge there is a steady climb on forest roads that lead to the Pulnee Burn and open countryside. Although there are no tops, the high point at Loup of Laggan is over 400 metres and as parts are wet and rough, strenuous best describes this walk.

Shortly after this high point there is a grand view of the Scars of Gaharn before descending to White Laggan Bothy.

This is a good spot for a rest and coffee before starting the much easier second part of the walk from Loch Dee to Loch Trool.

Here we follow the Southern Upland Way to Glenhead, and then on through wild bluebells and ancient oak trees to the finish at Bruce's Stone.

Starting Location

End Location

Register from 08:30
Depart at 09:00
Travel time 30 minutes
Start from NX 448 705
End at NX 416 805
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 16:30
Price (Adult) £11.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £11.00
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Walk 2-3: The Drover's Road