Walking is a great activity for staying healthy as it's free, you don't need any special equipment. 

Did you know that walking can:

  • make you feel more energetic
  • reduce stress and help you sleep better
  • reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and osteoporosis
  • help manage your weight

Walking has environmental and health benefits as the following leaflets show:

Walk in North Ayrshire

From mountaineering to a gentle promenade, North Ayrshire has it all. The Isle of Arran Coastal Way and the Ayrshire Coastal path provide walks with stunning views. Visit our path networks page for more information, or take a look at these walks around North Ayrshire:

Health walks

This series of leaflets identifies short walks in local towns that enable you to take in some of the local attractions:

The John Muir Award

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It is non-competitive, open to all and is the educational initiative of the John Muir Trust.

There are 3 levels of award based on meeting 4 challenges:

  • discover
  • explore
  • conserve
  • share
North Ayrshire Countryside Ranger Service is a registered award provider.