Ayrshire Coastal Path 9: Irvine to Ardrossan


This section of Ayrshire Coastal Path takes a detour inland to avoid the industrial estuary of the River Garnock. It leaves Irvine to pass through 'The Three Towns' of Stevenson, Saltcoats and Ardrossan. The walk follows the National Cycle Network routes 7 and 73 for much of the way.

Grade (key)

bog factor
Bog Factor (key)

  • 3.5/5



Surfaced roads and cycle paths, promenades and sandy beaches.

Public Transport

Irivine and Ardrossan are served by regular buses and trains.


Cochrane St, Irvine (by Irvine rail station). Open in Google Maps.

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