Glenapp Church to Cairnryan on The Lochryan Coastal Path

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The Lochryan Coastal Path is a newly designated trail running the length of Loch Ryan from Stranraer and into Glen App, where it meets the southern end of the Ayrshire Coastal Path at Glenapp Church. Walk 5379 is a five-mile, linear route which tackles the northern section of The Lochryan Coastal Path via high moorland with some spectacular views, before descending gently to the lochside village of Cairnryan.

Glenapp Church contains a stained glass window in memory of early aviatrix pioneer Elsie Mackay; see Additional Information.

The Stagecoach Western bus service from Ayr via Stranraer to Portpatrick, Route 358 / 360, takes about fifteen minutes to cover the distance along the A77 between the start and finish, but you should allow three hours to complete the walk on foot.

For those who would prefer to walk the route northwards from Cairnryan to Glenapp Church, please see Walk 5583.

Information for Dog Owners: most of the route is eminently suitable for biddable dogs, but be aware that there may be sheep on the moorland stretch.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Coast


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