Careful planning can minimize your carbon footprint. Make using the Ayrshire Coastal Path an eco-friendly experience.

Bus: Stagecoach and other companies provide frequent and regular services to all towns and villages en route.

Train: Scotrail Services from Glasgow to Stranraer cover all coastal towns south of Kilwinning, with a branch service from Kilwinning up to Largs. The service from Glasgow to Wemyss Bay covers the northern start of the walk.

Car: If cars have to be used, main roads running parallel the whole length of the coast provide excellent access.

Plane: Glasgow Prestwick Airport is only a few hundred yards from the Path.

Boat: PO Ferries and Stena LIne run from Cairn Ryan, Stranraer to Ireland; Calmac run from Ardrossan to Arran; and from Wemyss Bay to Bute. All these ports are on the ACP route.