On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Largs to Skelmorlie

It is described as a moderate path way, with pavements, farm tracks, a 200m ascent and a trunk road crossing. There is car parking available at Largs Marina. There is no car parking at Station Road, Skelmorlie as it is a steep, narrow and winding road. There are also good train and bus services in the area, so the half hourly bus service to Largs would be advisable rather than taking a car.After crossing the A78, walkers have two route options. The High Road path over Knock Hill, with its magnificent views of the Firth of Clyde, is for more energetic walkers. If choosing this route, please note that Brisbane Mains is still a working farm therefore dogs are not advised to be on this route. The second choice is the Low (or Red) Road is slightly more gentle walk and ideal for the less experienced walker. In the unlikely event of the A78T being blocked by an accident or stormy waves, the Red Road may be used for diverted traffic and become busy and dangerous. At Meigle, cross the A78T with care to take advantage of 200m of pavement, then recross it to access Skelmorlie Castle road. The route ends in Skelmorlie. Here, Kelly Burn marks the Ayrshire-Renfrewshire boundary and therefore the end of the Ayrshire Rotary Coastal Path

Distance: 
9.3 miles / 15.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
4 - 5 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
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