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Arran and Ayrshire Coastal Paths

Arran Coastal Way

Arran Coastal Way

author: Jacquetta Megarry
The Arran Coastal Way is one of Scotland's Great Trails, and perhaps the finest circular long-distance walk in the country. It runs for 65 miles (105 km) around the Isle of Arran in a memorable week-long hike from Brodick. It is accessible from near Glasgow by the Ardrossan ferry. Famous as `Scotland in miniature', Arran is rich in geology, scenery, castles, caves and standing stones.

The walking is varied, from mountain paths to deserted beaches, from minor road-walking to boulder-hopping, and in places it is refreshingly rugged. Arran's wildlife is uniquely approachable, and its residents welcoming. The book includes background information about geology, pre-history and history whisky-making, wildlife and habitats, plus a boat trip to the Holy Isle.

This essential trail guide contains all you need to plan and enjoy the Arran Coastal Way, including:
10 pages with full colour mapping showing the route at 1:55,000 scale
Background on geology, prehistory, and history
Travel and public transport information
Whisky-making, wildlife, and habitats
Detailed description of the route walked anticlockwise.
Lavishly illustrated, with 125 colour photographs.
Rucksack friendly format printed on rainproof paper.

ISBN 9781913817022 Pages 80 (2021) 130mm x 220mm

Price: 13.95


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 day stages are as follows:
Mainland
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

Mainland
Ardrossan to Largs - 15 miles
Largs to Skelmorlie - 9 miles

ISBN 9781852846329 Pages 173 (2011) 115mm x 172mm

Price: 11.95

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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.

For a full ist of the walk locations click the link below the 'Add to Cart' button below

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

Price: 5.99