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Stage 7: West Kilbride to Skelmorlie — Ayrshire Coastal Path

Stage 7: West Kilbride to Skelmorlie — Ayrshire Coastal Path

16.8 mi
2.3 mph
1,025 ft
825 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

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Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.83 mi

Ardneil Bay

Hiking Highlight

1.87 mi

Portencross Castle

Hiking Highlight

7.25 mi

Fairlie Castle

Hiking Highlight

16.8 mi



Tour Profile

  • Elevation
  • Waytypes & Surfaces


Mountain Hiking Path: 362 yd
Hiking Path: 1.57 mi
Path: 6.60 mi
Footpath: 0.59 mi
Street: 1.10 mi
Road: 6.19 mi
State Road: 0.52 mi


Natural: 0.32 mi
Unpaved: 1.47 mi
Gravel: 1.16 mi
Paved: 6.91 mi
Asphalt: 4.06 mi
Unknown: 2.85 mi

Weather Forecast


Dan Hobson planned a hike.

July 15, 2020


  • Dan Hobson

    Glorious coastal views and spectacular crumbling castle ruins combine on the challenging finale to the Ayrshire Coastal Path.


    With 16.8 miles (27 km) of distance, 1,025 feet (312 m) of uphill and 825 feet (252 m) of downhill, the finale is the most challenging hike in this itinerary. (For a suggestion

    November 2, 2020

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