Stage 11 Portencross to Largs

Portencross Castle – Three Sisters – Hunterston Nuclear Power Station – Hunterston Sands – Gull’s Walk – A78 Cycle Path – Fairlie Shore Path – Fairlie Church – A78(T) pavements – Cycle Path – Largs Yacht Haven

Distance: 11.5 km = 7.2 miles      Time: 3.5 hoursstage-11-map

Walking summary: Easy – farm tracks, pavements, paths, cycle tracks.

We strongly advise purchase of the Guide Book for a detailed description and map of the route.

 Plus OS Explorer Map 341.

Car Parks: Portencross Car Park – Largs Yacht Haven public car park.

Transport: Train service from Largs to Ayr and Glasgow. Good bus service. Ferry to Great Cumbrae.

Historical: Portencross hill fort and dun. Portencross Castle and Spanish Galleon. The Hawking Craig. Hunterston Castle. Southannan House. Fairlie Castle. Fife of Fairlie Yachts. Kelburn Castle.

General: Portencross harbours. The Three Sisters. Hunterston Nuclear Power Stations. Hunterston Construction Yard. Clyde Port Deepwater Terminal. Largs Yacht Haven.

Nature: Birds of prey, shore and sea birds. Coastal geology. Natural woodlands. Waders and ducks on Hunterston Flats.

Eating/Provisions: Fairlie shops. Largs Yacht Haven.

Public Toilets: Burnfoot Picnic Park, Fairlie (Automatic all year 24 hours).

Accommodation: List of Accommodation, Fairlie Picnic Park. See the accommodation section for more information.