This 18th section of St Ninian’s Way starts at the crossroads of Colmonell. Go north onto track and past ruined castle to join the main road B734 (200 m). Then turn right and along road and cross bridge (100 m). Leave road and take track going north through wood (200 m ). Continue North along track with Clauchanton Hill to the right to arrive at small loch at the bottom of Lochton Hill (2 km). Continue along valley between Lochton Hill and Knockormal Hill then swing to the east along the track to arrive at a T-junction with a quiet road (2km) Go left-north- along road to Lendalfoot (1.5km) and T-junction where it joins the A77 and Ayrshire Coastal Path (signposted) . Turn right along ACP and proceed to Girvan town centre and harbour (7 km).
Steep and hilly then coastal path.
Also part of the Whithorn Way - http://www.whithornway.org . courtesy of the WWSG where a detailed route description with grid references is available.
For a map overview of Part 1 and Part 2 of St Ninian’s Way please go to https://www.bikemap.net/en/route/3548129-st-ninians-way-carlisle-to-st-andrews-part-1-carlisle-to-whithorn/
St Ninian’s Way is one of the great pilgrim routes in Scotland to St Andrews - The Way of St Andrews - For other routes see http://www.thewayofstandrews.com