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From Collennan to Troon Walk

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This walk continues an historic route which has been in regular use by smugglers. William Stuart lived at Collennan and visited the Isle of Man to arrange the shipment of good-quality brandy and rum. When a boat was due, local men with up to 500 horses left their homes and descended to the beach to carry the contraband inland as speedily as possible.

From Loans the route crosses fields before entering Fullerton Woods, passing Crosbie Kirk and eventually crossing Royal Troon Golf Course, with wonderful views over the Firth of Clyde to Arran. Eventually it follows a wrack road through the dunes of Troon South Beach.

This may link with Walk 4271 to continue the Smugglers Trail to the shore from Waymark 7, making a one-way walk from Dundonald to Troon. 

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Tam o'Shanter Trail
Glasgow's Kelvin Walkway: Clydeside to Maryhill
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Glen Trool: Buchan Hill - Loch Neldricken - Bruce's Stone
Loch Doon and its Castle
Straiton - Lambdoughty Glen - Straiton
From Dailly to the Barony Hill and back via Falfar
From Maybole to Dunure
The River Ayr from Sea to Source Part 4: Sorn to Wellwood
Croy - Culzean Country Park - Maidens
Stair to Failford along the River Ayr
The River Ayr from Sea to Source Part 3: Failford to Sorn
The River Ayr Way Part 5: Auchencruive to Ayr
The Lang Scots Mile and more from Ayr Town
From Collennan to Troon
Ayrshire Coastal Path from Irvine - Saltcoats - Ardrossan
Glasgow Central - River Clyde - Glasgow Green - Glasgow Central
Kelvingrove Park and Glasgow University
Through The Whangie!
Balloch - Gouk Hill - Duck Bay - Balloch

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