GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ayrshire Coastal Path and Map

100 miles (161 km)

A walk along the beautiful Ayrshire Coast from Glenapp Kirk, just north of Stranaraer, to Skelmorlie, near Greenock. The route passes Ayr, Prestwick, Saltcoats, Troon and Largs. As well as the fabulous coastal scenery there is the beautiful backdrop of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde to enjoy. There is also a variety of wildlife including 135 species of bird, seals, otters, roe deer and foxes. Other highlights include the dramatic Culzean Castle Country Park. Here you'll find an 18th century castle perched on a clifftop on the Ayrshire coast. It's well worth exploring the extensive grounds containing lush woodland, landscaped gardens.
In Ayr the route links with the River Ayr Walk.
The route follows the whole length of the River Ayr from the coast to the source at Glenbuck Loch.
The Ayrshire Coastal Path is waymarked with a green and white disc.

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Ayrshire Coastal Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ayrshire Coastal Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In Largs you could take a small detour to climb to the excellent viewpoint and Iron Age Hillfort at Knock Hill.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Maidenhead Bay View - - 1705908

Maidenhead Bay View. Looking towards Maidenhead Bay and the caravan site at the end of the beach. Viewed from a barley field above the village on a fine February afternoon.

Turnberry Bay View - - 1138626

Turnberry Bay View. The northern end of Turnberry Bay, viewed where a small unnamed burn enters the sea. Recent winds and tides had covered the beach on the far side with seaweed and debris, in contrast with the clean conditions in the foreground.

Ballantrae Bay - - 704389

Ballantrae Bay. Lovely view of the bay, on the far left is Bennane Hill and on the right Knockdolian Hill

Troon Lifeboat Station, troon Harbour - - 39817

Troon Lifeboat Station, troon Harbour

River Ayr Way at Ayr - - 347304

River Ayr Way at Ayr

Culzean Castle house and gardens 09

Culzean Castle house and gardens 09

Irvine Bay(south) - - 425220

Irvine Bay(south)

South Bay Ardrossan - - 394561

South Bay Ardrossan. Arran in the background. Barony St. John's church to the left.

Elevation Profile