Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

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Muirkirk Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

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 tarmac and earth paths make Muirkirk a lovely visit for all the family.

Facilities & access

There are shops and places to eat in Muirkirk.

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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0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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