Guided Walk Series: Ayrshire Coastal Path

Teaming up with EnRich Outdoors, Gillian’s Walks has set up a series of guided walks along this magnificent trail. 

The Ayrshire Coastal Path is a stunning long-distance walking route in South West Scotland. Designated as one of Scotland’s Great Trails and part of the International Appalachian Trail, the 106 mile route travels the length of the Ayrshire coastline from Glenapp to Skelmorlie. It offers the perfect combination of rugged rocky shoreline, cliff-top paths, sandy beaches and esplanades.

This is your opportunity to enjoy a hassle-free experience walking the entire route one section per month over the course of a year or any number of the 12 individual sections. We will take care of all the planning and navigation, allowing you to relax and enjoy the walk. Since we are volunteers on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, this is also a unique chance to benefit from our insider knowledge and learn from our years of experience working in environmental conservation.

**20% of ticket sales are being donated to the voluntary Ayrshire Coastal Path Management Team to help towards essential annual maintenance costs**


Individual Section tickets priced at £25 + booking fee.

There may be multi-section discounts available – check ticket types.

Schedule | Distance | Difficulty Rating (Remaining sections)


What does the ticket price include?

Planning & navigation is all taken care of for you. Whole Route tickets include all 12 sections of the Trail and a copy of the Official Ayrshire Coastal Path Guide Book. Individual Section tickets are for 1 specific section. You can book as many individual sections as you want.

Will you provide information about transport options since the walks are linear?

Yes, attendees will be provided with full details on how to manage each section using public transport and what the car parking options are so that you can choose what suits you best. Transport costs are not included in the ticket price.

Can I bring my dog?

These group walks are unsuitable for dogs due to larger group numbers and the possibility of livestock on many of the walks.

Can I bring my child/children?

Due to the distance covered and terrain involved we have rated this walk series as suited to age 16+

How do I book to walk the entire walk series?

There is a specific ticket type set up for this – “Whole Route”, available up to the date of the first walk in the series (16th April 2023). Choose that ticket type then proceed to enter your registration and payment details. You will automatically be booked in to all 12 walks.

How do I book individual sections?

Tickets can be purchased for individual sections. You can choose as many sections as you wish and register/pay for them all in one transaction.

How fit do I need to be to come on these walks?
Distance, difficulty ratings & route info are described above: some sections are more challenging than others due to the terrain. We will be walking at a gentle pace so as long as you can manage the advertised distance we’d love to have you along. If in any doubt please contact us for more details.
How do I find out the walk start time and meeting place?
Start times are listed in the Ticket information on Eventbrite. Precise meeting place will be communicated to those who have bookings approx 1 week prior to the date of each walk.
What should I bring with me on the walk?
Comfortable walking shoes with good grips and ankle support | drinking water | snacks/packed lunch | waterproof jacket and trousers | hat | gloves | spare layers | spare socks | sunscreen. Optional: walking poles | camera.
Why are you donating some of the ticket sales to the Ayrshire Coastal Path?
The Ayrshire Coastal Path is managed and maintained by volunteers and they rely on donations and grant funding to keep the Path in good condition. This donation is our way of giving back after a fantastic experience walking the trail.
Do you sell Ayrshire Coastal Path Guide Books?
Everyone purchasing a Whole Route ticket will automatically receive a free copy of the Official Guide Book on their first walk. We will also have additional copies for sale at the start of each walk at the discounted price of £10. We are unable to accept card payments so please bring cash with you.