Largs - Greeto Bridge - Skinny Dipping Pool - Auchenmaid Craigs - View Point - Largs

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This is a very popular return hill walk up to the Greeto bridge and starting along a surfaced drive the first part is very steep indeed. It becomes a good unsurfaced track beyond the first gate. Arriving at Greeto Bridge the wild swimming pool with low cliffs is close by and being hidden a short distance off the main track it is very secluded and very popular with local people. (A photo of Greeto Water is on the right). If you have good hillwalking boots, clothing, a compass, and some colleagues; close to the bridge is the start of an unmarked and wild pathless walk up to the top of the steep rough climb to the adjacent summit for excellent views over Largs, Great Cumbrea Island, and across the seas to Arran. You follow this by continuing downhill to the south and make your own route back down onto the track. Alternatively for a shorter and much easier 4.25k walk you can return the way you came and enjoy the same views but from a lower perspective.

The walk is suitable for teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, OK for buggies but difficult for wheelchairs due to a stile alongside the first track gate. Suitable footwear will be anything flat soled, but boots will be best and essential for the summit climb, there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. Don't forget your costume and towel if you want to use the swimming pool and are not a skinny dipper. On your route there are no refreshments or any other facilities, but there are good services back down in Largs; and you should be able to get a good meal with a drink at Weatherspoons; an excellent finish to a good walk.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Clyde-Muirshiel Regional Park


Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife