The Culzean Way

Community Aspiration 

To develop a safe, attractive and traffic free all abilities walking and cycling path

Ayr to Girvan, South Ayrshire.

South Ayrshire Paths Initiative advocates safe access to this coastline for recreation, tourism, health and local economy benefit.

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News - March 2023: The Culzean Way Community Engagement Survey was conducted by South Ayrshire Paths Initiative (SAPI) to research public opinion regarding the creation of an active-travel path running between Ayr and Girvan. The survey took place late 2022 / early 2023 and received 1700 responses. SAPI are grateful to each and everyone who took the time to complete the survey. One lucky person, Paul Osborne from Girvan, was picked from a draw to receive the £100 Decathlon voucher.

The results of the survey can be viewed here

A lack of safe options

The communities, businesses and attractions between Ayr and Girvan are mostly only accessible by car or bus.

Active travel has many benefits, but has limited options in this area

Walkers can follow the magnificent Ayrshire Coastal Path, but this is not suitable for wheeled users and some sections are not accessible during high tide.

Cyclists can follow the scenic, but busy and high speed coastal roads.

Walking and cycling paths

South Ayrshire Paths Initiative (SAPI) propose the development of a safe, attractive and traffic free all abilities walking and cycling path linking Ayr to Girvan to encourage community health and improve tourism.

Ideally this will be based on the track bed of the disused Maidens and Dunure Light Railway and will co-exist with the Ayrshire Coastal Path, linking and sharing sections where appropriate.

We can do it with your support

SAPI has received widespread support for The Culzean Way proposal from many active travel & community organisations etc.

Active travel projects are often funded externally by the Scottish Government, with minimal costs to the council.

The Culzean Way will be developed in stages over multiple years, but such a large project needs ongoing public support.

About us

South Ayrshire Paths Initiative is a volunteer community group dedicated to the development and promotion of a network of safe and attractive walking and cycling paths and routes in South Ayrshire.

Although there are many opportunities to get outdoors and go walking and cycling in the area, like most places, there are some barriers, safety issues, missing links etc. We work with the local council, roads department, community councils and organisations like Sustrans, Paths for All and Cycling Scotland who fund walking and cycling improvements.

If you want to help or find out more please contact us via the email address below.

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