Walk - Red Haven (Reid Ha'en) and Torr Point 1.5 - 3 miles PDF Print E-mail
Walking
Red Haven Bay,or "Reid Ha'en" as it is known locally, is Auchencairn's swimming place and sandy beach. Two recently built bird hides add extra interest to this short tour of the bay. If 1.5 miles is too far, there is limited parking at Old Torr Cottage. No special footwear is required but it can be muddy.

The path begins in the Millenium Garden at the bottom of the village, just next to the bridge. Follow the edge of the field to a series of kissing gates leading onto the foreshore. The first and largest of the bird hides is just off the path to the right and is ideal for spotting wading birds in the bay (marked on the map by an 'H' in a blue circle).

Continue along the foreshore on a well the defined Hugh Paton Path to reach Old Torr Cottage on the other side of the bay (1.5 Km from the start). Red Haven can be reached by following the track past Old Torr and crossing some fields before dropping down to the beach (700 m from Old Torr).  Be aware that the fields are part of a working farm and may well be occupied by cattle. Please be considerate, close gates and keep dogs on leads. Alternatively, continue past the beach into the woods to reach Torr Point (1.2 Km from Old Torr). The second bird hide can be found on the right, just after the beach, with views across Auchencairn Bay on one side and into the forest on the other.

For a circular route that explores the other side of the peninsular take the track on the left shortly before you reach Torr Point. This connects with another track that will take you back to Old Torr Cottage (2.9 Km around).

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