Ailsa Craig - the ascent

The dramatic granite outpost of Ailsa Craig is an icon amongst Scotland's smaller islands. The island can be visited on a boat trip from Girvan; the ascent to its highest point as described here is extremely steep and rough: it gives a real hillwalking challenge but an unforgettable one.

Terrain

Extremely steep ascent; path only on lower parts, often obscured by deep bracken in summer and slippery with bluebells in spring.

Public Transport

Boat trip from Girvan; Girvan is served by both bus and train.

Start

Ailsa Craig pier (boat trips from Girvan). Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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