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Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths

Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths

Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths

by: Keith Fergus
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 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 route starts at Glenapp and finishes at Skelmorlie. The other day starting locations are Ballantrae, Girvan, Dunure, Troon, Ardrossan, Brodick, Lochranza, Blackwaterfoot, Kildonan, Ardrossan, Largs
ISBN 9781852846329 pp 173 (2011) 115mm x 172mm

Price: 12.95

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