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Nae demure in Dunure

Route: Ayrshire Coastal Path 6: Dunure to Ayr

Date walked: 01/08/2017

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 11.75km

To complete the lower half of the Ayrshire coastal path I only needed this section and as before was not disappointed.
I took the 361 bus down from Ayr to Dunure having previously checked the low tide time(essential). Don't be shy to shout and get off behind the Harbour, or the keen bus driver would hammer on up the hill.
Being summer my intention was to stay by the shoreline as much as possible and I didn't find any great issues, but you do need agility and a good level of walking ability, you will be scrambling and louping on boulder rocks.
Plenty of suitable safe stopping off picnic stops, with the odd cave to shelter if needs be.
Bracken Bay and the Heads of Ayr from below were highlights, I know the views well from up above and feel they can be seen best from the road anyway, it's a coastal path and the drama and smell from the shoreline are what this one is all about.
Before I knew it I was strolling on Butlins Bay among the excited families from the holiday park. Despite the overcast breezy day they were braving the elements.
Greenan Castle signals the last stretch of beach before crossing over to Ayr beach and prom.
Light rain fell and signalled the end for me and so I sought my usual end of walk refuge in a local hostelry, hello Chestnuts. :shock:

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Robdye


Activity: Munro compleatist
Mountain: Ben Alligin
Place: Torridon
Gear: Icebreaker merino stuff

Munros: 7
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 5
Sub 2000: 2
Long Distance routes: Ayrshire Coastal Path   



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2017

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Distance: 11.75 km


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