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The Ayrshire Coastal Path has it all, from sandy beaches to rural countryside capturing the best of Ayrshire’s dramatic scenery.

The route totals 134km (84 miles) and starts in Glenapp, finishing in Skelmorlie.

There are twelve distinct stages varying in distances from between 3.5 to 5 hours.

The way markers feature white and green arrow signs, and the route starts at Glenapp, near the Church, opposite the A77.   Spanning 14.6km (9 miles), it will take between 3.5 to 4 hours to complete the first stage to Ballantrae.  There is public transport to Glenapp and limited car parking at the church.

You can pick and choose from the different stages or if you are feeling ambitious take time out to complete the entire route.

Leaving Ballantrae at xxxx stage two is 10km (6.2 miles) to Lendalfoot which will take between 3.5 to 4 hours.  From Lendalfoot you can make your way to Girvan.  This 11k (6.8 miles) is a 3.5 to 4 hour journey.

Stage four spans from x in Girvan to Maidens and is 13.25k (8.2miles) and then from Maidens its 10.25km to the beautiful coast village of Dunure which you should reach within 4.5 to 5 hours.

Leaving Dunure you can walk or cycle to Ayr.  This route is 10.25k (6.3 miles) and should take 4.5 to 5 hours.

The longest stretch of the route is from Ayr to Troon.  Spanning 15.25k (9.4 miles) it will take 4.5 to 5 hours.

From Troon it is 10k (6.2 miles) onwards to Irvine which is a 3-3.5 hour walk and then its 15.5k (9.5 miles) from Irvine to Ardrossan.

The tenth stage stretches from Ardrossan to Portencross and it will take 3-3.5 hours to cover the 10.5k (6.5 miles) route.

From Portencross to Largs it is 13.6m (8.4 miles), 4 to 4.5 hours and then the final stage from Largs to Skelmorlie is 11.5k (7.1 miles) and will take a final 3.5 – 4 hours.