This tour is 55 miles long, please allow at least 1 hour 25 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.
Known as the gateway to the islands, the Shiel is a collection of seaside towns, villages steeped in traditional industries, and untamed swathes of the Clydemuirshiel Regional Park. Discover the Shiel’s vibrant arts scene with visits to West Kilbride and Fairlie, or trace the progression of its Victorian heritage through visits to towns famed for everything from hydropathic spas to dynamite factories. Shiel-lore of witches and elves abounds in Dalry, while Burns’ legacy lives on in Stevenston and Kilbirnie.
Kilwinning is a large town in North Ayrshire, situated on the banks of the River Garnock
Stevenston is an inland town in North Ayrshire. It is one of the 'Three Towns' along with Ardrossan and Saltcoats, on the east coast of the Firth of Clyde.
The small town of Saltcoats lies in North Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland
The town of Ardrossan sits on the North Ayrshire coast on the east shore of the Firth of Clyde.
Seamill is a village on the west coast of Scotland, about 5 miles north of Ardrossan and 8 miles south of Largs, on the east coast of the Firth of Clyde.
West Kilbride is scenic village in North Ayrshire on the west coast of the Firth of Clyde providing great views over to Arran.
Fairlie is a small village in North Ayrshire, around 3 miles from Largs
The large coastal town of Largs derived its name from An Leargaidh, meaning 'the slopes' in Gaelic.
Greenock is a town in in the Inverclyde area in Scotland and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire.
Lochwinnoch is a village in the council area and historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland.
Kilbirnie is a small town situated in the Garnock Valley area of North Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland.
Dalry is a village on the Rye Burn in North Ayrshire.