Largs Marina to Skelmorlie – Ayrshire Coastal Path

Walking

This 8.7 mile (14 km) walk along the picturesque Ayrshire Coastal Path will take around 5 hours. The walk is along earthen tracks, grassy paths and roads. The route is prone to getting very muddy in places

This tour is 9 miles long, please allow at least 2 hours 55 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

The walk offers provides spectacular views over Largs and the Firth of Clyde. This walk goes along and passes very busy roads: please proceed with caution and only cross when completely safe to do so.

One of the first sights along the way is The Pencil monument. This commemorates the Battle of Largs in 1263 which led to the Vikings leaving western Scotland. A short diversion from the Ayrshire Coastal Path takes you up the ascent to an iron age hill fort. This detour gives you superb views of the Cumbrae islands and Firth of Clyde.

What you'll see

Pencil Monument - North Ayrshire

History & Heritage

Largs' most famous monument is The Pencil, situated at the south end of the Prom, near to Largs Marina.

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Largs - Ayrshire

Towns & Villages

The large coastal town of Largs derived its name from An Leargaidh, meaning 'the slopes' in Gaelic.

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Skelmorlie Aisle - Ayrshire

History & Heritage

The Skelmorlie Aisle of Largs Old Kirk is the remains of a church in the town of Largs, North Ayrshire.

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Skelmorlie Secret Bunker - Skelmorlie

History & Heritage

Have a free admission atmospheric hands on tour of a Royal Observer Corps decommissioned underground nuclear bunker built during the Cold War.

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Skelmorlie - Skelmorlie

Towns & Villages

As is common along the shore of this part of the Clyde, rich red sandstone has been used in the construction of many of the village's buildings.

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