Dalry River Walks

Location and Access

These are a series of fishermen’s paths along the banks of the River Garnock and its Rye Water tributary, accessed from the town of Dalry in the Garnock Valley. Good footwear essential.

  • The first walk follows the west bank of the River Garnock for 1km south to the car park at car auction house/ former brickworks (NS 295 480).
  • The second is a circuit of 4km from the north-east edge of Dalry (NS 298 498) by footbridge over Rye, then north along the bank path to the River Garnock, and then upstream to Pitcon estate, and then west along the boundary of chemical factoryand return by B780.

There is a regular bus service along the A737, and Dalry has a mail-line rail station.

The area is accessible by bike from Dalry.


Grey Heron, Dipper, Kingfisher, Grey and Pied Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Swift, Swallow, House and Sand Martin, and summer migrants such as warblers.