About Ayrshire walking and cycling opportunities
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Ayrshire is located on the picturesque West Coast of Scotland, just half an hour from the City of Glasgow. Prestwick Airport provides links to London, Ireland and mainland Europe.

The Ayrshire Paths initiative is committed to developing and maintaining the pathways throughout Ayrshire for the benefit of visitors and residents. Route 7 on the National Cycle Network passes through Ayrshire.

The Ayrshire Paths initiative as well as encouraging eco-friendly tourism, also provides socially inclusive access to the countryside, encourages a healthier lifestyle and enables sustainable transport.

Ayr Town Hall dominates the scene from the harbour.Ayrshire has many interesting and historic towns and villages. Ayr was the scene of the first Scottish Parliament held by Robert The Bruce on 26th April 1315. Today the busy towns of Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine are major stopping points for visitors and provide some of the region's best shopping, accommodation and entertainment. As you walk the paths of Ayrshire take time to visit the many small towns and villages along the way. Perhaps take a ferry from Largs across to Cumbrae for the day, or spend some time on the wonderful Isle of Arran, just one hour from Ardrossan.

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