The River Ayr Way long distance footpath was Scotland’s first source to sea path network. It covers a distance of 44 miles following the river Ayr from its source at Glenbuck Loch to the sea at Ayr. The path passes through areas of historic importance with links to many famous Scottish figures including Robert Burns, William Wallace and John Loudoun Macadam. The route also has a wide range of habitats and diversity of wildlife including Otter, Badger, Heron and the persecuted Hen Harrier. Habitations passed on the route include Muirkirk, Sorn, Catrine, Mauchline and Stair.