- Ayrshire Orienteering Club AYROC
AYROC held their first orienteering event in Muirkirk in August 2016 with over 120 entrants taking part. It is understood the club plans to make the hills around the village one of their regular visits. Please check the Club’s website for details of any future events.
- Cycling around Muirkirk
Cycling may not, at first, be a sport you would immediately link with Muirkirk. The village is, however, traditionally on the Tour of Britain route and cyclists are regularly to be seen racing, training or just enjoying the road between Muirkirk and Strathaven.
The walking paths around Muirkirk also offer potential for mountain bike routes, particularly the path on the old coach road between Muirkrik and Sanquhar and the path between Muirkirk and Wanlockhead.
A 50 mile circular cycle route is described on MapMyRide.com which takes in Strathaven, Hamilton, Kirkmuirhill, and Douglas.
The Mystery of the Muirkirk Meerkats – from the Walkers Cycling Group
Muirkirk Heritage Layby can be found by the side of the A70 at the western end of the village.
Among the people commemorated are John Loudon MacAdam, local poets, miners, Tibbie Pagan, and the Covenanters.
Notice boards provide information and a cairn commemorates the local Covenanter martyrs
- Camping and Caravaning
Muirkirk has it’s own modern caravan site
- Golfing in Muirkirk
enjoy a round at Muirkirk’s challenging 9 hole course
- Lapraik Festival
John Lapraik was a poet, a son of Muirkirk and a friend and contemporary of Robert Burns.
The Lapraik Festival takes place each year in Muirkirk.
- Miners Memorial
The Miners Memorial can be found in the centre of the village at the junction of Main Street and Glasgow Road
- Motor Sport at Kames
The motor sports complex at Kames is owned and operated by the East Ayrshire Car Club.
- Muirkirk and Glenbuck War Memorials
the War Memorial remembers the local men and women who gave their lives for their country
- Muirkirk Museum
- Sports in Muirkirk
a range of outdoor sports facilities exist at various locations in Muirkirk.
- Totem Poles
Muirkirk’s three Totem Poles can be found in the Heritage Layby, at the eastern end of the village and at Glenbuck Loch. Each pole helps to tell the story of the Parish of Muirkirk past and present.
- Walking in and around Muirkirk
the area around Muirkirk offers a range of walks, from the relatively gentle to a “stroll” to the 2000 foot summit of Cairn Table