Walk: Search for the Straiton squirrels

South Ayrshire | Straiton | Short walk | ★★★

[Rossetti Linn - this viewpoint reached by a short scramble down from the north bank path]

A series of attractive waterfalls on a tumbling burn surrounded by tranquil woodland makes Lambdoughty Glen an ideal add-on to your day if you're passing through nearby Straiton. From the car park, paths lead up both sides of the valley enabling a beautiful short circuit. The remnants of pine cones devoured by red squirrels were everywhere in February 2016 so keep an eye out for rust-coloured activity in the trees, as well as for the wooden animal sculptures in the upper part of the glen.

[Lambdoughty Glen]

Location & info

📌 Walk: Search for the Straiton squirrels ★★★
Start / finish at Lambdoughty Glen, B741 0.5 mi east of Straiton, G.R.: NS 390052 ///tradition.royal.then
🚌 Bus to Straiton (0.5 mi) | 🚗 Car park

▶1 km / <1 mi | ▲ 50 m | ⌚ Short
Features: Lambdoughty Glen; Rossetti Linn & other waterfalls
Easy | Woodland paths with lots of steps and a few muddy sections.

Route: Circuit (in either direction) of Lambdoughty Glen upstream of car park.

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On our visit

Wildlife: Telltale signs of red squirrel activity everywhere, but no squirrels actually seen this time!
Weather: Mostly cloudy with some sunny spells, about 5°C.

[Waterfall near the upper bridge]

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