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The River Ayr Walk - Ayr

The River Ayr Walk marker, Ayr harbour, South Ayrshire, Scotland

The black slab on the beach at Ayr which is the western end of the River Ayr Walk.

A sign board has now been added next to the road and tells the full story of the marker and the artist concerned, one Donald Urquhart.

It's meant to look like coal, the main product of East Ayrshire, while the corresponding marker at the eastern end - right beside Glenbuck Loch - is made to look like sandstone, a strong feature along the length of the path.

This view shows the marker, the start of the walk, the River Ayr and in the distance the hills where the river rises well to the east.


The River Ayr Walk marker, Ayr harbour, South Ayrshire, Scotland

It's not at all apparent but the reason the black slab is at an odd angle is because it points directly to the other marker up at Glenbuck at the other end of the River Ayr Path just over 26 miles away in a straight line.

78° East/258° West for those with an interest.

The construction and bridge to the left of this photo are the start of the walk.


The River Ayr Walk marker, Ayr harbour, South Ayrshire, Scotland

From closer in you can see that it's made of wooden panels and seems to be in very poor condition.

In fact, although the signboard has been added - you can see the back of it just above the marker from this angle it seems not to have been maintained in any way for a very long time.


The River Ayr Walk marker, Ayr harbour, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Looking northwards over the harbour. All of these images were taken just on high tide.



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