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Muirkirk

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Once an opencast mine, now a sheltered woodland

A former opencast mine reclaimed for nature, Muirkirk is a peaceful, sheltered place full of wildflowers, insects and birds. A network of forest roads make Muirkirk a lovely visit for all the family.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking

There are shops and places to eat in Muirkirk.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park at this woodland. Please park with care and consideration, and do not block pedestrian and vehicles access points.

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Getting here

This recently planted forest is on the west side of Muirkirk on the A70. Parking is available in a large layby on the south side of the road - look out for the totem pole.

Using SatNav?

KA18 3QF is the nearest postcode, on the edge of Muirkirk village.

Public transport

Buses between Cumnock and Muirkirk pass the forest. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Get in touch

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Phone
0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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Nearby forests

Woodland path with gate at the end bordered on both sides by lush green broadleaf trees.

Enjoy a short stroll to the River Nethan

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Distance from 'Muirkirk': 8.85 miles
Photos of lots of windmills in a windfarm, with conifer trees amongst them as well as bare fields in the fore ground.

Explore the forest around Britain's largest onshore windfarm

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Distance from 'Muirkirk': 11.59 miles
Red berries on tree

A young wildlife-rich woodland

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Cycling
Cycling
Distance from 'Muirkirk': 18.09 miles