Ayrshire Coastal Path

The Ayrshire Coastal Path (ACP) runs for 100 miles from Glenapp to Skelmorlie. This includes the coastline for the proposed Culzean Way. The whole 100 mile route was created and is maintained by volunteers.

So why bother creating another path? The ACP route south of Ayr is along a rugged and varied landscape. Walkers need to be fit and some sections require scrambling over rocks and are inaccessible at high tide. It's not possible to cycle most of the route or use any kind of wheeled transport. There are a few sections that could be upgraded to multi-use cycle path standards - some of the ACP could be shared with The Culzean Way.

Despite the challenges of the terrain south of Ayr, if you are fit and able, walking the Ayrshire Coastal Path is well worth the effort. More information here

Looking towards Heads of Ayr.

There is a small section of the ACP that uses the M&D disused railway.

A dismantled railway bridge on the ACP.

The cliffs at Heads of Ayr makes a magnificent backdrop as the ACP follows the coastline.

An example of steps installed by ACP volunteers.

Greenan Castle

Being on the west coast, there's a good chance of a spectacular sunset.