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Ayrshire 40 Coast and Country walks

Ayrshire 40 Coast and Country walks

by: Phil Turner
The county of Ayrshire is located on the Firth of Clyde on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland and is known as one of the most fertile areas of the country, famed for its cattle and crops. With its long sandy beaches and rolling green hills, ancient castles and grand country estates, Ayrshire a great place to explore on foot.

The 40 walks in this book highlight many of the best places to enjoy stunning views and diverse wildlife, as well as discover the fascinating history and heritage of 'Burns Country'. The selection of walks offers surprising variety, from sedate shoreline strolls to rough heather moorland treks. Most routes begin and end at a town or village with public transport options. The book also includes the Ayrshire Coastal Path in 12 sections from Glenapp to Skelmorlie. There are clear route directions and coloured sketch maps, background notes and plenty of colour illustrations. The walk locations are:

North Ayrshire
Douglas Park and Castle Hill - 5.4 km
Greeto Falls and Bridge - 5 km
Knock Hill - 13 km
Fintry Bay on Great Cumbrae - 7.9 km
Millport and Farland Point - 6.3 km
Doggartland and Dalry - 4.3 km
Lynn Glen and Peden's Pulpit - 2 km

East Ayrshire
The Big Wood at Newmilns - 5 km
Darvel and Lanfine Estate - 6.4 km
Burn Anne trail from Galston - 8.7 km
Loudoun Hill from Darvel - 11.5 km
Muirkirk railway loop - 3.5 km
Twa Brigs and the drove road - 5.4 km
Cairn Table - 8.8 km
River Ayr Way, Glenbuck to Sorn - 27.8 km
River Ayr Way, Sorn to Stair - 18.8 km
River Ayr Way, Stair to Ayr - 20 km

South Ayrshire
Oswald's Bridge and Auchincruive - 5.5 km
Three Green Knights Trail - 3.5 km
Bennan Hill and the monument - 8.45 km
Lady Hunter Blair's Walk - 3.4 km
Alloway trail - 6.6 km
Maxwellston Hill - 9.75 km
Dailly circular to Barony Hill - 11.3 km
Byne Hill above Girvan - 6 km
Dinmurchie Trail - 5 km
Changue and the Devil's Trail - 7 km
Kildoon Hill over Maybole - 10 km

Ayrshire Coastal Path
Glenapp to Ballantrae - 15 km
Ballantrae to Lendalfoot - 10.6 km
Lendalfoot to Girvan - 11 km
Girvan to Maidens - 13.6 km
Maidens to Dunure - 11 km
Dunure to Ayr - 12.4 km
Ayr to Troon - 15.7 km
Troon to Irvine - 11 km
Irvine to Ardrossan - 14.8 km
Ardrossan to Portencross - 10.5 km
Portencross to Largs Marina - 11.5 km
Largs Marina to Skelmorlie - 16.5 km

ISBN 9781907025396 Pages 96 (2016) 105mm x 148mm


Price: 6.50