Grey Hill Grasslands

The ultra-basic serpentinite rock foundation makes this reserve a botanical hotspot. Species-rich grassland, heath and mire support many rare plants, including the nationally scarce spring sandwort. Juniper cloaks the rocks in some areas.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Scenic hill walk
  • Rare plants
  • Butterflies
  • Geology

Best time to visit?

  • May to Aug for plants
  • May to Aug for butterflies
  • All year round for scenery
  • All year round for geology

Visit for:

  • grasslands
  • wildflowers
  • coasts
  • geology
  • scenery

Other information

The hilltop route provides impressive views of Arran, Ailsa Craig and the Clyde coast.


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How to get there


Parking is available in the large layby south of Girvan on the A77. Walk along the A77 to the bridge over the Myoch Burn then follow the farm track up the hill.

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Getting onto the reserve

The reserve can only be reached by foot. The recommended route is via the track from Myoch Bridge. From the monument, follow the worn track and way markers to Drumfairn Farmhouse and over the stile at the reserve sign.

Access restrictions

Sturdy footwear is recommended as many of the paths are steep. An awareness of hill safety is also required.
The reserve is grazed by livestock, so dogs should be kept under close control at all times.

Nearest town
Girvan (3 mi / 4.8 km)
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Landranger map


About Grey Hill Grasslands

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Feoch Meadows
Auchalton Meadow
Dalmellington Moss

Local group

Links & downloads

Area leaflet

Reserve map


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