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Route - Ayr Train Station to Ayr Beach

Smith Street, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 1TH

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Smith Street

  • Exit the station onto Smith Street.
  • There is a moderate slope with a handrail to the right leading up to the pavement.
  • There is a checkboxed crossing here to prevent parking, although local taxi drivers and venue owners suggested the crossing is not well known about by most drivers.
  • Take care crossing Smith Street towards The Railway Cafe venue.
  • There are dropped kerbs with no tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pavement on the opposite side has a surface of block paving.

Smith Street - Burns Statue Square

  • Turn left along Smith Street following the pavement round to the right, past The Wee Nook cafe towards the traffic lights.
  • There is an easy slope down towards the pedestrian crossing here on Burns Statue Square.

Crossing - Burns Statue Square

  • Use the pedestrian crossing on Burns Statue Square to cross over towards the Odeon Cinema.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • Continue to the right along Burns Statue Square once across the road.
  • There is a paving surface which changes to concrete just after the crossing.

Burns Statue Square

  • The concrete surface is uneven towards the corner onto Killoch Place.
  • Turning left and following the footpath around Robert Burns statue bypasses the corner.
  • Once round the statue turn right at the Odeon Cinema car park pavement towards Killoch Place and Miller Road.
  • The pavement around the car park has a block paving surface.

Crossing - Killoch Place - Miller Road

  • Turn left onto Killoch Place and use the pedestrian crossing towards Miller Road.
  • There is a traffic island in the middle of the road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at all sides of these crossings.

Miller Road

  • Follow the pavement round to the right and continue along Miller Road.
  • There are some surfaces of paving then block paving further along Miller Road.
  • The surface is level with some dropped kerbs in places for venues on the left including the Hotel Kylestrome Bar & Grill, Lychees Reastaurant and LA Bowl.

Junction - Miller Road - Racecourse Road/Alloway Place

  • Continue to the end of Miller Road and use the pedestrian crossing to the left on the corner of Racecourse Road.
  • Cross on to Racecourse Road and turn right where the Road becomes Alloway Place.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • Note: Turning left onto Racecourse Road after the crossing here and then right onto Fairfield Road leads to the Low Green beside the Fairfield House Hotel.
  • Once at the Low Green there are steps near the amusements on Wellington Lane if heading towards the Pavilion area.
  • The steps can be overcome by crossing some of the grass surface of the Low Green and following the paths to Wellington Square/Pavillion Road.

Alloway Place

  • After the crossing from Miller Road, head along Alloway Place to the right from the junction.
  • There is a tarmac surface with a further dropped kerb and tactile pavement from the crossing on the opposite side of Miller Road.
  • Continue along Alloway Place where the surface has a stretch of concrete with some uneven surfaces in places.
  • The surface changes back to tarmac near the Alloway Park crossing.

Crossing - Alloway Park

  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving.

Crossing - Park Terrace

  • Continue along Alloway Place and cross Park Terrace.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving.

Crossing - Wellington Lane

  • Continue along Alloway Place and cross Wellington Lane.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving.
  • The surface is block paving after the crossing.

Junction - Alloway Place - Wellington Square

  • Continue along Alloway Place past the venue parking for Majestic Wine, to the left on the pavement, and past Ayr India near the corner of Wellington Square.
  • The surface changes from block paving to paving near the corner where there is tactile paving for the traffic lights.
  • Follow the pavement round to the left onto Wellington Square.
  • There is some further tactile paving and then a surface of block paving.

Wellington Square

  • Continue along Wellington Square with Ayr Sheriff Court over on the right.
  • There is a level surface of block paving.

Junction - Wellington Square - Wellington Lane/Pavillion Road

  • Cross Wellington Lane onto Pavilion Road with the entrance path to the Low Green on the left.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides with no tactile paving.
  • The Low Green can be accessed here beyond the bollards via a moderate slope.
  • The paths throughout have a gravel surface with some easy to moderate slopes in places.
  • Low Green is mainly level with easy slopes and some moderate to steep slopes in some areas over a grass surface.

Pavilion Road

  • Continue along Pavilion Road towards the seafront.
  • The putting greens and Pirate Pete's within the pavilion building are on the left.
  • There is a paving surface which changes to concrete near the putting green and on the route down to the Low Green, and then changes again to block paving.

Crossing - Pavilion Road - Pirate Pete's

  • Cross both roads in and out of the pavilion building for Pirate Pete's.
  • There is only 1 dropped kerb at the far side beyond the entrances.
  • There is no tactile paving.

Pavilion Road - Esplanade

  • Continue to the end of Pavilion Road towards the seafront.
  • There are public toilets available to the left beyond the pavilion building.
  • There is an uneven concrete surface which changes to paving, with the children's play area to the left here.
  • Follow the pavement round to the left onto the esplanade.

Crossing - Eplanade

  • Cross between the traffic restricting areas. These provide a traffic island between the kerbs and reduce the esplanade to single file traffic (from either direction).
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides without tactile paving.
  • The road has a tarmac surface then a surface of block paving for the single lane traffic calming area.
  • You have arrived.
  • The esplanade has a level tarmac surface.