Walk 12 – Ayr Esplanade – 2.5 miles

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Until the 18th century, a mile in Scotland was longer than in England, hence "the lang Scots mile". Enjoy this pleasant walk along Ayr Esplanade to Doonfoot and back, all on surfaced footpaths.

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  Parking available in Queens Terrace Lane car park, outside Horizon Hotel, Ayr (KA7 1DT). There are other parking options along the esplanade if you wanted a shorter walk. Ayr Bus Station is 0.4 miles away from the walk start point and Ayr Train Station is 1 mile away.

Ayr Esplanade

WALK REVIEW: 8th February 2016

Ayr beach is comprised of a mixture of golden sand turning to rugged rocky sections as you approach Doonfoot. This walk can be as long or a short as you want it to be – perhaps you will choose to walk The Lang Scot’s Mile! The full walk from the car park to the coffee shop and back it is around 2.5 miles. The warm welcome and cupcakes at our halfway point – The Secret Garden – made every step worthwhile, even the return leg in the pouring rain!

Halfway along the esplanade you will find a large play park and in the summer there is also a mini golf and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. I can highly recommend Pirate Pete’s Indoor Play Centre which you will find just off the esplanade on Pavilion Road.

View across the Firth of Clyde to Arran from the esplanade


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