Respect the Interests of others -
Walkers Farmers Livestock Wild Animals
Dwellings - Pass houses quickly and quietly
Respect the owner's privacy and peace
Gates - Leave gates as you find them open / shut
Use the kissing gates DO NOT climb the main gate
Do NOT touch chained / tied gates
Dogs - Are welcome - ESPECIALLY - when under control
- Dog Walkers be very aware - At lambing time
Near livestock - Beware of livestock with young
NEVER get between a cow and its calf
Further Recommendations --
NO DOGS, at any time, in the hilly regions of the ayrshire Coastal Path
Girvan to Glenapp / Culzean to Ayr / North of Larggs
LAMBING - NO DOGS January to early May AVOID THESE FIELDS
Walking Groups - Large groups spook the livestock and wild animals
Walk in groups of 6 persons
Breeding Shorebirds -
- From May to July along narrow foreshore strips.
- walkers should walk on sand below the tide-mark where possible –
- to avoid trampling nest sites on shingle patches above high water mark.
- This will greatly reduce the risk of accidentally crushing camouflaged eggs and the young chicks of nesting oystercatchers and ringed plovers.
- Lookout for breeding birds running silently down the beach from the shingle and away from their nests.
- If they are calling all around, you are too close!
- So watch your feet for tiny chicks!