The River Ayr Way

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River Ayr Way
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The River Ayr Way is Scotland’s first source to sea long distance path. It covers a distance of 44 miles following the river Ayr
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About The River Ayr Way
The route passes through one of the most interesting river valleys in Southern Scotland and, unlike many other long distance routes, it can be walked over a long weekend making it an ideal short break activity for visitors to Ayrshire.

The River Ayr Way passes through areas steeped in history with links to many famous Scottish figures including Robert Burns, William Wallace, John Loudoun Macadam and many Covenanters. The route also has a wide range of habitat and visitors are likely to see wildlife such as otters, badgers, herons, hen harriers and much more.

The River Ayr Way is one of Scotland’s Great Trails. The new network of long distance routes represent the best trails Scotland has to offer with great opportunities to explore the best of Scotland’s nature and landscape – a brilliant way to experience our amazing history and culture.

River Ayr Way Challenge

The River Ayr Way Challenge is an annual 40 mile ultra-marathon which takes place in September every year. Often referred to as the RAW Challenge, it is a popular event in the Scottish Ultra Marathon series and attracts runners from all over the country.
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