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

Troon to Irvine

This route starts at Troon Harbour/Marina and is classed as an easy walk with mainly pavements and paths. When walkers join the strand at the end of Barassie please walk along the sand rather than on the dunes in order to protect the sand dunes from erosion.If a strong wind is blowing while walking across the sand, there is a path identified by a large marker post at the northern boundary of Western Gailes golf course which will offer a windbreak all the way to Irvine. There is a sand stone look out shelter sculpted in the shape of a dragon at Beach Park in Irvine. This offers fine views over Ayr and Irvine Bays, as well as viewing Ailsa Craig, Arran, Jura and the Kintyre Peninsula. The Maritime Museum in Irvine is also well worth a visit, which showcases Scotland’s Maritime Heritage. When nearing the end of the route, a detour through Irvine’s town centre is highly recommended, the area is full of cultural and historical landmarks. This route ends at Harbourside, Irvine - perhaps at the Bridge of Scottish Invention, or the Carter and his Horse Statue

Distance: 
6.0 miles / 10.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
3 hours
Difficulty: 
Easy
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