Our local region of South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway offers up a range of activities that can be done at a slow to fast pace depending on your fancy. Golf, fishing, cycling and walking are all activities that the area invites guests to partake given the natural beauty and resources of the area. All are sure to work up an appetite and leave you feeling refreshed and exhilarated.

Walking in Ayrshire


Walking and cycling routes in the area cover all kinds of terrain and accommodates all abilities. There are long distance hikes, garden paths in great country estates, rambles by rivers and lochs, and peaks over 300 metres to climb. Woodland walks from Cosses offer sights of deer, pheasant, hares, buzzards and rare woodland flowers such as orchids.

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Fishing in Ayrshire


The region offers up some fantastic fishing for guests whether it be loch, sea or river fishing. After a successful days fishing we are happy to oblige any requests from guests to prepare and serve the day’s catch for dinner!

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Cycling & Biking

Fabulous cycling and mountain biking from Cosses Country House – many local tracks and trails. Organised trails such as the 7 stanes trails – with the sheer variety and challenge of landscape, from green trails to black runs. The International Mountain Biking Association states that Scotland was designed with mountain biking in mind!

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Golfing in Ayrshire


Golfing is a treasured sport in the south west of Scotland. With a mixture of Championship to Links and Municipal Courses that attract golfers of all abilities, the area ensures variety and an almost endless list of course choice.

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Bird Watching

We are very keen on birds at Cosses Country House, and this is a great base for bird watching in the area. There is the bird sanctuary at Ballantrae and the coast provides many opportunities to watch diving gannets and other sea birds. Ailsa Craig is a nesting site for Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots and Fulmer.

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Ayrshire has a spectacular coastline and provides excellent access to sheltered waters. From windsurfing to kite surfing and sea kayaking to paddle boarding, there is something for everyone on the Ayrshire coast in south west Scotland.

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