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.
Largs' most famous monument is The Pencil, situated at the south end of the Prom, near to Largs Marina.
The large coastal town of Largs derived its name from An Leargaidh, meaning 'the slopes' in Gaelic.
The Skelmorlie Aisle of Largs Old Kirk is the remains of a church in the town of Largs, North Ayrshire.
Have a free admission atmospheric hands on tour of a Royal Observer Corps decommissioned underground nuclear bunker built during the Cold War.
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.