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- Related link Cumnock Town Centre.
- Related link Coalfield Community Transport.
- Related link Cumnock Heritage Trail.
- Cumnock is the second largest town in East Ayrshire, located to the east of the A76 from Kilmarnock to Dumfries.
- This guide covers the main shopping area of Townhead Street.
- Townhead Street runs from the corner and junction with Glaisnock Street near The Square in the west until the junction with Drumbrochan Road/Edgar Avenue in the east.
- The shopping area is approximately 190m (0.1 miles) and takes approximately 5 minutes to walk.
- The full street is approximately 700m (0.5 miles) with Cumnock Juniors FC grounds around 500m from the Glaisnock Street junction.
- The shopping area has some slight slopes in places but it mainly level.
- Footpaths on both sides are block paving and tarmac.
- The pavements are approximately 210cm wide.
- There are no opportunities to sit and rest.
- By Car:
- Cumnock town centre is located approximately 1 mile from the A76 Kilmarnock-Dumfries road, using Ayr Road (A70) from the north west or Glaisnock Road (B7083) from the south east.
- The A70 (Ayr-Edinburgh) road comes through Cumnock approximately 150m from the centre with good links to Tanyard Car Park or the central Ayr Road Car Park.
- Glaisnock Street is in the town centre and runs from east to west.
- To the west it begins the corner and junction with Glaisnock Street near The Square.
- To the east it joins at the junction with Drumbrochan Road/Edgar Avenue.
- There are short and long stay car parks in the town centre with some on-street Blue Badge parking located in Townhead Street.
- By Bus:
- The bus station at Tanyard is approximately 130m from Townhead Street from The Square and is served by many routes to surrounding areas.
- Coalfield Community Transport also offer minibus links throughout the area, with membership costs approximately £5.
- By Train:
- Auchinleck Station is 1.7 miles from Cumnock town centre.
- There are ramps to both platforms, with a stepped bridge.
- On-Street Blue Badge Parking
- There are 3 designated Blue Badge bays on Townhead Street.
- There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving from the bay.
- There are also 2 designated bays to the near The Square on the one-way Lugar Street.
- On-Street Standard Parking
- There are standard parking bays to the east of Townhead Street near Cumnock Juniors FC Social Club.
- Public Car Parks
- There are several free public car parks nearby.
- Townhead Street Car Park offers 2 designated bays around 100m away.
- There are also some standard parking bays behind the Townhead Street shops on The Strand around 20m away via the access lanes.
- Ayr Road Car Park to the west offers some designated bays around 75m from Townhead Street via the access lanes and Glaisnock Street.
- Tanyard Car Park to the west offers several designated bays and is around 140m away via via Tower Street lane and Glaisnock Street.
- Glaisnock Street Car Park to the south east behind Cumnock Town Hall offers several designated bays around 230m from Townhead Street.
- ASDA supermarket to the east of Townhead Street has a customer car park around 210m away from the shopping area.
- Further along Cumnock Juniors FC also have their own car parks.
- There are no designated drop-off points.
- Taxi rank
- There is not a taxi rank although Ayrshire Transport - Cumnock Taxis office is located near the junction with Glaisnock Street.
Glaisnock Street - Townhead Street
- The pavement from the junction with the one-way section of Glaisnock Street on the north side is 113cm wide.
- There is a block paving surface.
- There is a railing towards the traffic lights.
- There is a lollipop attendant during school times nearer the Glaisnock Street junction, although there are no dropped kerbs there.
- The south side is wider, narrowing near the bus shelter where it is raised for buses to stop.
- The raised bus stop has tactile paving.
- There is a bin, lamppost and electricity box on the wider side of the bus stop.
- The new shopping area joins to here near the bus stop and has a paved surface.
Glaisnock Water and Shopping Area
- There are wide bollards behind the bus stop to access the new shopping area where there are many benches and a paved open space.
- There is a slight slope up beyond the bollards.
- There are benches along the side of the slope and on a wide bridge over Glaisnock Water.
- There are steps down to Glaisnock Street from this bridge or a slight slope further along (please refer to Glaisnock Street guide for details).
- The paved area also runs parallel to the Townhead Street pavement at a lower level until a steep slope at the car park junction entrance.
- There are wide bollards at the top of the steep slope.
- There are also steps down which are bypassed by the slope.
- There are 7 medium height, clearly marked steps with a central handrail.
- There is tactile paving at the bottom and top of the steps.
Crossings - The Strand
- There is a pedestrian crossing to the west of The Strand junction.
- The push buttons are 110cm high.
- There are no rotating cones beneath the controls.
- There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
- There are metal studs in the road for guidance at the crossing.
- The Strand junction is a 2-way backstreet to the rear parking area.
- There are dropped kerbs on both sides.
- There is not tactile paving here.
Townhead Street - Car Park
- The north side pavement of this central area is wide here, with space to the rear of a bus shelter to navigate round.
- There is a wide access point from rear parking on The Strand here at the Job Centre entrance.
- The bus stop offers a raised kerb with tactile paving.
- The pavement narrows slightly for some loading bays.
- The pavement follows the line of the buildings where it narrows again opposite the Townhead Street Car Park junction.
- There are bollards beside the road where it narrows.
- There is a further access point from the rear parking on The Strand here.
- The south side offers a straight route without obstacles or hazards until the car park junction.
- There is some tactile paving on the inside of the pavement where steps lead down towards the new supermarket and car park.
- The slope to the car park junction bypasses the steps.
Car Park Junction Crossings
- There is a wide 2 way road leading into Townhead Street Car Park to the south.
- There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving on either side of the junction.
- There are bollards on the pavement near the modern stores to the east.
- The bollards are 193cm wide at the dropped kerb and 117cm wide elsewhere.
- This is also a commonly used crossing from the north side of Townhead Street where it narrows to the wider bollards dropped kerb.
- There is a low kerb to the north and very wide spacing between bollards.
- There is also an area for crossing marked by 2 bollards in the central area before the loading bays.
- There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving here too.
Car Park - Shopping Area
- There is a tarmac surface to the wide pavement in front of the new stores.
- There are bollards in line with the designated Blue Badge parking here.
- Before the parking there is a town map and Old Cumnock Heritage Trail information board near the corner.
- This is through the 117cm wide bollards where there is also a dustbin.
- One of the tactile paved dropped kerbs from the Blue Badge parking also leads to this area.
- The main pavement follows the path round the parking bays and back out towards the end.
- There may be an A-frame in place at the bakery and bollards across the pavement after the modern stores.
- The end bollards are 130cm wide and 115cm wide towards the rear access point.
- The rear access point has an easy slope leading up from the veterinarian surgery and Townhead Street Car Park.
- The north side of the street has bollards adjacent to the road leaving a space of 124cm.
- There is a tarmac stretch between the shops and the final store at Timbermills Home Hardware/Millie's Corner Coffee House.
Shopping Area - Supermarket
- Beyond the shopping area is mostly residential houses, although the ASDA Supermarket car park entrance is approximately 120m away, with the main entrance and car park approximately 200m away.
- The road curves round to the right, away from the shopping area before a long downwards slope.
- There is a Citizens Advice Bureau on the north side at the slope.
- There is an island at the top of the road, although this is not for pedestrians and has fencing on both sides.
- There are similar additional traffic calming islands further along.
- At the bottom of the slope is the 2-way traffic junction to the supermarket.
- There are lowered kerbs without tactile paving directly on the corner, or 10m further along the access road is a zebra crossing.
- The zebra crossing offers dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
- There are no flashing beacons at the crossing.
- There is a further crossing towards the store entrance and car park.
- Beyond the crossing there are some concrete pole bollards and a paving surface.
- There is a bus stop pole on the roadside of the bollards.
- The bus stop has a raised kerb with tactile paving.
- There is a further bus stop across the road.
- On the other side of the road there is a long slope with a handrail on the right if coming down from John Baird Street.
Supermarket - Football Ground
- At the east side of the supermarket there is a wide access road for delivery lorries.
- There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving on both sides.
- There is a tarmac surface to the pavement which is generally level here.
- Shortly after the access road is the Menzie Court junction.
- There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving on either side of Menzie Court.
- The north side of Townhead Street could be used to avoid several junctions on the south side, until Elizabeth Crescent.
- There is a traffic island between Menzie Court and Elizabeth Crescent but it is not for pedestrians as it has fencing on the north pavement.
- Elizabeth Crescent has a wide junction which offers dropped kerbs without tactile paving on both sides.
- There is a further traffic island to the east of Elizabeth Crescent which is fenced off on both sides.
- Further east (approximately 300m from the end of the shopping area) is the entrance to Cumnock Juniors Football Club and car park.
- There are dropped kerbs and an easy slope down to the gates.
Beyond the Football Ground
- Beyond the entrance to Cumnock Juniors FC there is a bus stop near the lowered kerb.
- The bus stop offers a raised kerb with tactile paving.
- There is an easy slope along towards Cumnock Juniors FC Social Club and the further car park access road.
- The private car park access road is 2 way, offering lowered kerbs without tactile paving on both sides.
- The slope in the road becomes steeper beyond Cumnock Juniors FC Social Club.
- There are on-street parking bays on the slope.
- The north side of Townhead Street offers less junctions to cross although there are many lowered areas for residential driveway parking.
- There is also a bus stop pole to the rear of the pavement.
- The hill is steep towards the end of Townhead Street up to the junction with Drumbrochan Road/Edgar Avenue.
- There is a further junction on the south to some flats before the junction.
- There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving on both sides.
- There are no public toilet facilities nearby.
- The closest are at Tanyard near the bus station.
- Cumnock Town Hall in Glaisnock Street offers an accessible toilet and Cumnock Local Council Offices in Greenholm Road has a Changing Places facility.
- Cumnock Library here also offers an accessible toilet.
- Please refer to the separate access guides for details.
- Some venues along the route may also have their own customer toilet facilities available.
Access Guides Available For (Townhead Street)
- Ayrshire Hospice - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Pathhead Bakery - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Gilliland & Co - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Shaw Eyecare - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Oakhouse Properties - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Knit One Kids Too - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- First Sight Opticians - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Prime Cuts - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Timbermills - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
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