Blair Estate, Dalry

Location and Access

A fine wood and parkland laid out in the 1850’s surrounding Blair House (earliest part 12th century). Bombo Burn flows through the grounds before joining the River Garnock. The estate lies 2km south-east of Dalry along unclassified road past Dalry Station. There are metalled and unmetalled paths which are occasionally boggy. The grounds are private but access is permitted for walkers but no dogs or bikes, and the grounds are occasionally closed – please respect the owner’s wishes.

Cars can be left at either the north or south lodges (NS 06 472), taking care not to obstruct access. Buses and trains go through Dalry, about 2km away.

National Cycle Route 7 passes along the eastern boundary of the estate.


Woodland species abound in Spring including tits, finches, Chiffchaff, Willow and Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Dipper and Wagtails by the Burn. Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, Raven and Jay are present. Good for winter thrushes, Brambling and occasional Waxwing.