Blackcraig from Afton Dam

This walks brings you to Blackcraig summit past Blackcraig Farm.

Technical sheet
No. 28547034
A East Ayrshire walk posted on 08/11/22 by Doon Valley Walkers. Update : 08/11/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h05[?]
Distance Distance : 9.86km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 442m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 451m
Highest point Highest point : 696m
Lowest point Lowest point : 265m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : East Ayrshire
Starting point Starting point : N 55.340871° / W 4.157487°
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Description

Start : Park at the layby just after the small patch of trees on your left, just after the farm entrance. (Blackcraig Farm). Grid ref. NS 632 073

(D/A) From the layby, follow the road back downhill (North), pass the trees and turn right towards the farm.

(1) Cross over the bridge and head up past the farm on the left-hand side and up the grass trail onto the stone road. Follow this road all the way uphill, ignore the cairns to your left, these were for the old route.

(2) As the ground starts to level off and you come to a gate, turn right and follow the fence uphill. Nearer the top it starts to level off a bit, come away from the fence here and head for the right-hand side of the pond when it appears.
Once passed, head for the fence to your front and climb over the style.

Follow the trail the rest of the way to the summit, Trig point and a few cairns.

(3) From Blackcraig summit, return the same way. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 289m - Layby Blackcraig Farm
1 : km 0.72 - alt. 265m - Bridge
2 : km 3.38 - alt. 558m - Road - Gate
3 : km 4.93 - alt. 696m - Blackcraig summit
D/A : km 9.86 - alt. 289m - Layby Blackcraig Farm

Useful Information

Start : Layby just after the small patch of trees on your left, just after the farm entrance. (Blackcraig Farm). Grid ref. NS 632 073

Parking : Park at the layby just after the small patch of trees on your left, just after the farm entrance. (Blackcraig Farm). There may be a small area for 1 or 2 cars down the hill a little. Grid ref. NS 632 073

As with all walks, please remember the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

For more information contact Doon Valley Walkers here.

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