Kirktonhall Glen

Location and Access

From the A78 coast road Ardrossan-Largs,turn inland in Seamill, eastwards, at signpost to West Kilbride town centre. Follow the road up the hill and into the town and take right down Glen Road, parking on the left just before the Post Office and Spar shop. The sign saying “Kirktonhall Glen” is easily visible straight ahead.

There is a nice 0-40 minute walk through the woods beside the river with various little paths off the main one. After 10-15 minutes you come out onto a quiet road at the Seamill Youth Community Centre which takes you back down into Seamill. Retrace your steps until the sign for the Beechgrove Community Project and turn right over the bridge and return to your car along this different path.

It would be possible to take a wheelchair into the woods but maybe not right to the end as there are some steps built into the paths in various places.

West Kilbride is fully accessible by train and bus. Tel: 0870 608 2608 for timetable enquiries.

Metalled footpath then unsurfaced path gradually becoming more difficult, rough surface, some steep sections and adverse cambers.


There is a pleasant mix of easily accessed woodland and waterside habitat. Quite a few bird boxes have been erected to attract breeding species. Common park and garden birds are readily seen: Robin, Wren, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, crows. Wintering birds such as Redwing can be expected and spring/summer migrants such as warblers.