Walking & Cycling

Ayrshire Coastal Path: (stage 6) Dunure to Ayr

Dunure, Ayrshire KA7 4LW

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Kennedy Park - Dunure Harbour – Beach track to Fisherton Bay – cliff top path and old railway track - Heads of Ayr Caravan Park - Bracken Bay - Heads of Ayr shore - Butlin’s Bay – Deil’s Dyke - Greenan Castle shore - Doonfoot Bridge – Blackburn Car Park - Wellington Square - St John’s Tower - Cromwell’s Fort - Loudoun Hall - Ayr Tourist Office, Sandgate - The Ancient Royal Burgh of Ayr

Start: Dunure, Ayrshire KA7 4LW

End: The Ancient Royal Burgh of Ayr, KA7 1BW

Distance:  8.9 miles (14.3 km)

Download map, route of path also available from:http://www.ayrshirecoastalpath.org/route/stage6.html (Created by Ayrshire Coastal Path Website)

This a section that can be difficult if mistimed. Before leaving, walkers should check the tide times to avoid a more difficult or even dangerous walk. However, the rewards along the walk are great. Walkers can see a variety of wildlife from buzzards, finches and warblers to roe deer, seals, and even foxes and otters. Historical gems on route are the Birthplace of Robert Burns, St John’s Church Tower, Cromwell’s Fort, Loudoun Hall and Lady Cathcart’s House.