Ayrshire Coastal Path from Dunure to Alloway

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Ayrshire Coastal Path: Dunure - Fisherton Bay - Heads of Ayr - Deil's Dyke - Alloway

This walk circles Dunure Harbour before scrambling along the shore. At several points there is a scramble over rocks. The steep climb to the clifftop above Fisherton Bay is aided by wooden steps. However, most important is to check with tide tables as several points are impossible at high tide. There are dramatic views of Ailsa Craig, Ireland, Kintyre and Arran. The last section of the walk, on tarmac track, in contrast is lined by trees and ends overlooking the River Doon and with possible visits to Burns' Heritage Park.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, National Trust, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife
4/2/2015 - Bob Burns

Completed this walk on 2nd April 2015, the views are spectacular across to Arran & Ailsa Craig, and the wild life varied. I spotted Roe deer along the shore, seals out at sea and a huge variety of birds both at sea and through the fields. The track is well marked although quite wet and boggy in places, but nothing a sturdy pair of boots can't handle. Some of the stretches along the beach can be demanding particularly if the tide is still high. That said this walk would be hard to beat on a nice sunny day.

2/9/2011 - Stephen Abbott

Tackled this part of the ACP on 08/02/2011. Great walk, especially along the cliff top & Heads of Ayr beach, though it did appear to be a little longer than five miles. If you are attempting this walk after a period of heavy rainfall (Ayr races the previous day was abandoned due to a waterlogged track) please be aware of the likelihood of muddy/waterlogged paths. More importantly, there were several sections where I encountered running water hazards that were not (for me) particularly easy to cross. The more nimble/agile amongst you may not have any problems. Possibly, it may be worthwhile considering walking/trekking poles for balance and even a towel! At least I now know that my boots are waterproof!!