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Cicerone Guides: Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths: 150 Easy Miles of Coastal Views and Sunsets

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Keith Fergus

192 pages, 75 colour photos and 45 OS map extracts

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Jun 2011 | #192873 | ISBN-13: 9781852846329
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $16/€15 approx

About this book

Guide to walking or backpacking along the Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths, not far from Glasgow on the western coast of Scotland, UK, passing through Girvan and Ayr and taking in the Isle of Arran from Ardrossan. 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 is described in seven days on the Ayrshire mainland and a four-day tour round Arran and illustrated with fantastic photography of the area's exceptional views and scenic beauty. Detailed information about the good public transport links, which make it possible to tackle the route in day or weekend stages over time, and also the accommodation options along the way.


Contents

Introduction

- A short history of Ayrshire
- A short history of Arran
- Arran's geology
- Wildlife
- Getting there
- Getting around
- When to go
- Accommodation
- Food and drink
- Money
- Keeping in touch
- What to take
- Waymarks and access
- The Scottish Outdoor Access Code
- Maps
- Emergency services
- Using this guide
- Timing

Ayrshire
- Day 1 Glenapp to Ballantrae
- Day 2 Ballantrae to Girvan
- Day 3 Girvan to Dunure
- Day 4 Dunure to Troon
- Day 5 Troon to Ardrossan

Arran
- Day 6 Brodick to Lochranza
- Day 7 Lochranza to Blackwaterfoot
- Day 8 Blackwaterfoot to Kildonan
- Day 9 Kildonan to Brodick

Ayrshire
- Day 10 Ardrossan to Largs
- Day 11 Largs to Skelmorlie

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Accommodation
Appendix C Public transport options
Appendix D Useful information


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Biography

For many inhabitants of Glasgow, Ayrshire is the nearest and most natural stretch of coastline to visit. Keith Fergus, a Glasgow native, has enjoyed visiting the area for over 30 years. He has a love of walking and photography as well as a wealth of knowledge of Ayrshire; its rich history, diverse wildlife and scenic beauty.

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