- 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
- Camping and Caravaning
Muirkirk has it’s own modern caravan site
- Golfing in Muirkirk
enjoy a round at Muirkirk’s challenging 9 hole course
- Muirkirk Angling Club
Several spots within the village – River Ayr, Douglas Water
- Bowling Club
Outdoor green, with club house facilities
- 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 Information & Heritage Centre
Based on the Main Street in Muirkirk.
Open Tuesday 9am-11am & Thursday 9am – 1pm
- 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