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Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths

Featuring 11 day stages across a 150-mile coastline full of beautiful sandy beaches and secluded coves, this guide to the Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths is a wonderful showcase of long distance coastal walking at its finest. Historic sites including many castles passed along the way show the area’s rich past, and there are obvious links here to significant Scottish figures including Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns.

The route, travelling north, includes seven days on the Ayrshire mainland and a four-day tour around the Isle of Arran. The guide provides all the information required to plan and to walk the route. An introduction sets the scene and includes history, geology, wildlife, getting there and getting around, when to go, accommodation and other practical details. Each day stage has its own overview of the day’s highlights followed by a detailed route description supported by full colour 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey maps. There is also fantastic colour photography throughout the book illustrating the area’s exceptional views and scenic beauty. Appendices provide detailed listings for accommodation and public transport.

The day stages are as follows:
Glenapp to Ballantrae – 8.5 miles
Ballantrae to Girvan – 11 miles
Girvan to Dunure – 14 miles
Dunure to Troon – 18 miles
Troon to Ardrossan – 17 miles

Isle of Arran
Brodick to Lochranza – 16 miles
Lochranza to Blackwaterfoot – 17 miles
Blackwaterfoot to Kildonan – 12 miles
Kildonan to Brodick – 15 miles

Ardrossan to Largs – 15 miles
Largs to Skelmorlie – 9 miles


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Start: Glenapp

Grid Ref: NX 074746

End: Skelmorlie

Grid Ref: NS 194683

Distance: 240 km

Walking Time: 11 days

Counties Traversed
Ayrshire and Arran

Explorer™ Maps
309, 317, 326, 333, 341, 361

Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths Guidebook

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