You will see the remains of Clanyard on your right. Clanyard Castle was the largest, most splendid castle in this area, residence of a branch of the Gordons of Kenmura and Lochinvar. Clanyard, or Clonyard, probably comes from the Norse word klungr for brambles, any rough ground, crags or rocks. The castle was still standing in 1850 and it still had its roof on. The McDoualls of Logan knocked the castle down to build a large, castle-like house with huge wings and towers, but this was knocked down in 1949. The castle cellars were filled in to protect livestock.
Take a left turning to Castle Clanyard farm and walk along a concrete road, through the farm buildings, bearing to your left, and introduce yourself to any farm workers. A burn runs alongside this good track, on your left. The track runs uphill away from the farm and varies in its quality - mostly very good - and then becomes a grass one, which is good to walk on. Stop to take a breath and look back at the view.
After continuous rain this grassy track can be a little difficult but if you keep to its middle you will soon be through this wet area. There is one gate to negotiate - the dyke alongside it is easily climbed.
Before long you will reach the B7065 where you will turn left, reaching Kirkmaiden.