This section of the walk is 14.5 miles in length is setting off from the town centre and proceeding first to Alloway.
This route has two options and the one recommended for its variety and extensively greater off tarmac walking is the route
This can be split into two sections the first to Dunure harbour is 7.75 mile approximately and it follows for
the majority of the way the Ayrshire Coastal Path. Before selecting this route however it is important to check the tidal
times as at four points the walker has the potential of not getting round a headland due to the high tide. By using this
you can get a 7 day tidal prediction.
The second section is south east over the Carrick Hills and it follows a section of the Carrick Way. This part of the route is
just over 6 miles but with a significant ascent for the initial third of this section.
From a point around the Blacktop Hill and just prior to entering into the forested section there are panoramic views
looking back that take in NOrthern Ireland's Antrim Coast, the Mull of Kintyre, Arran and the Clyde Estuary looking
north to the Isle of Bute.