If you've overindulged in turkey, chocolate and other treats, you might fancy going on a walk to help lose those post-Christmas pounds.

Thankfully, Ayrshire has many amazing places to go for a walk with the family, dogs, or on your own.

Here are some of our favourites...

Dumfries House

Cumnock Chronicle: Dumfries HouseDumfries House (Image: Morag Gordon)
Popular all year round, Dumfries House is always a great place to go for a walk.

Free to enter, there are plenty of places to take a dog, toddler or pushchair.

There's also the adventure playground to enjoy as well.

Barony A Frame

Cumnock Chronicle: Barony A Frame.Barony A Frame. (Image: Tommy Samson)
Another great place is the Barony A Frame.

There is plenty of history to learn about here.

And, if you're feeling adventurous, you can even take a path that leads to Dumfries House.

River Ayr

Cumnock Chronicle: River AyrRiver Ayr (Image: George Shields)
There are plenty of smaller walks to enjoy along the River Ayr.

Spanning 66km in length, it might not be a good idea to tackle it all at once, but there are some spectacular views throughout.

Auchinleck House

Cumnock Chronicle: Auchinleck House.Auchinleck House. (Image: Anne Welsh McKinlay)
Another historic house in the area is located just outside of Auchinleck.

Auchinleck House dates back to the 18th century but it has become a popular place to visit for walkers.

Afton Dam

Cumnock Chronicle: Afton DamAfton Dam (Image: William Collow)
Afton Dam, or reservoir, can produce stunning images for photographers when the weather is perfect.

Whether you're looking for a long or short walk, this is a great place to visit.

Loch Doon

Cumnock Chronicle: Loch DoonLoch Doon (Image: Tony Shaw)

Another perfectly picturesque area, although slightly further afield, is Loch Doon.

Another hotspot all year round, this might be the perfect place to burn off the Brussels sprouts before tucking into more chocolate.