The most centrally located of our park resorts, Dailly is the ideal base to explore the Ayrshire Alps!

Regular buses service the village, and the climbs of Wallacetown and Hadyard and both within a mile.


Hidden deep in the ‘Ayrshire Alps’ is the beautiful village of Barr. Stop in at the village post office to stock up on nibbles and enjoy the tranquil pace of life.

But be warned: the only way out of Barr is back up a hill! Visit the Barr Village Website: www.barrvillage.co.uk


Many consider Straiton the heart of the area, having been welcoming cyclists for years! Situated at the eastern end of the park, Straiton is a great base to tackle Tairlaw, Largs and Glenalla. Conquered the Nic O Balloch? You’ll be ready for a well earned break in either the Buck tea room or Black Bull Inn!

Visit the village website visitstraiton.com


Girvan is the biggest town in the area, with a good rail link to Ayr and Glasgow. Having played host to the Girvan 3 day for decades, local hoteliers and restuaranteers know exactly how to cater for a tired cyclist! Situated on the beautiful clyde coast, every visit to the Ayrshire Alps should include a visit to Girvan, not least for the fish and chips!


Situated at the very north end of the park area, the village of Kirkmichael provides a great base to start a ride close to Ayr.  The village hosts the annual Ayrshire Alps Sportive, and the community run general store is a great place to stop for lunch or stock up on refreshments.

View the village website kirkmichaelvillage.co.uk

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