Gentle waterfalls sparkle in dappled woodland where a textile mill once worked


Delve into the delights of Dyemill

You can spend a pleasant hour exploring the burnside trails and bridges of Dyemill's native woodland, or climb through conifers to lonely Urie Loch where hen harriers fly low over the heather moorland.

People of the past have left traces all through this forest, from old shielings and the ruins of Lagaville to the well-known Meallach's Grave, a prehistoric chambered cairn.


  • Urie Loch trail is closed for forest road building until mid April 2018.

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Life’s essentials

The nearest public toilets are in Lamlash, where you'll also find places to eat.

Walking trails

Please note: Urie Loch trail is closed for forest road building until mid April 2018.

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

This is a popular place for cyclists as well as walkers. The 9-mile (14.4 km) Dyemill to Kilmory cycle route starts here, following forest roads.

Contact: Forest Enterprise Scotland

Address: Creebridge, Newton Stewart

Postcode: DG8 6AJ

Telephone: 0300 067 6800


How to get here

Travel by ferry from Ardrossan in North Ayrshire to Brodick and then follow the A841 south for 4 miles (6.4 km) to Lamlash. Continue for one mile (1.6 km), then turn right at Monamore Bridge towards Kilmory. The entrance to the car park is on the left at grid reference NS 015 298.

Using SatNav?

KA27 8AR is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

The nearest bus stop is in Lamlash, about a mile (1.6 km) from Dyemill. You'll find timetable details at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places

There are other forest trails at Brodick, King's Cave, and North Sannox.

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