GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Cycle around Millport

10 miles (16 km)

This route follows the coastal roads around the the island ofGreat Cumbraein theFirth of Clyde,off the coast ofNorth Ayrshire. The route runs for a distance of about 10 miles on fairly flat roads. As such it should take around 1-2 hours to cycle around the island at a leisurely pace.
The route starts in the town of Millport, at the southern end of the island. You can catch ferry boats here from Largs which is easily reachable from Glasgow by train. In the town there are several cycle shops offering bike hire.
From the town you head west past Aird Hill to the western side of the island. The path then takes you north past a series of stunning bays including Deadman's Bay, Fintray Bay and Little Skate Bay. The route heads along the northern tip at White Bay and Tomont End before heading along the east coast. There's great views across the water to Ayrshire as you pass Holm Bay and Ballochmartin Bay before coming to the Marine Station at Farland Point. The final section takes you back to Millport via Kames Bay.
The island is great for wildlife watching. Look out forgolden eagle, cormorants, fulmars, sea eagle and many more. You may also see other marine life includingseals,basking sharks,porbeagle sharksanddolphins.
To continue your cycling in the Arran area try our Cycle Around Arran. The 55 mile route takes you around the whole of the beautiful island on a series of coastal roads.

Cycle around Millport OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cycle around Millport Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Millport from the pier - geograph.org.uk - 360093

Millport from the pier

Marine Parade,Millport - geograph.org.uk - 427148

Marine Parade,Millport

Cattle feeding station, Great Cumbrae Island - geograph.org.uk - 667109

Cattle feeding station, Great Cumbrae Island

Farland Point, Great Cumbrae Island - geograph.org.uk - 618158

Farland Point, Great Cumbrae Island

White Bay, Isle of Cumbrae - geograph.org.uk - 426816

White Bay, Isle of Cumbrae

Tomont End Monument, Isle of Cumbrae - geograph.org.uk - 426827

Tomont End Monument, Isle of Cumbrae

Sailing the Firth of Clyde - geograph.org.uk - 426858

Sailing the Firth of Clyde

Geology and Surf - geograph.org.uk - 427933

Geology and Surf

GPS Files

GPX File

Cycle around Millport.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Cycle around Millport.mmo (right click - 'Save As')