West Cumbrae Cycle Route

West Cumbrae Loop

Cycling

This 14km cycle route runs the length of the Cumbrae’s western coast

This tour is 9 miles long, please allow at least 1 hour 5 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

There is much for scenery-lovers to appreciate on this substantial cycling route which follows Cumbrae’s western coastline. Departing from the iconic Crocodile Rock, it travels past The Wedge (said to be the world’s narrowest house) and progresses north to the stunning red sands and smooth boulders of Fintry Bay – an ideal resting spot for cyclists. Proceed to the HMS Shearwater Monument at the Cumbrae’s northernmost point, affording breathtaking views across the Firth of Clyde; and complete the loop with a visit to the Cumbrae’s highest point, the Glaid Stone.

What you'll see

Crocodile Rock - Isle of Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Crocodile Rock is an iconic Millport landmark.

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Fintry Bay - Greater Cumbrae

Nature & Animals

Also spelled Fintray Bay, this red sand beach sits in the middle of the west coast of Great Cumbrae and is approximately 2 km northwest of Millport.

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HMS Shearwater Monument - Great Cumbrae

History & Heritage

Erected by the Officers of HMS Shearwater in memory of two midshipmen who were drowned nearby.

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Cumbrae Standing Stone - Great Cumbrae

History & Heritage

This is Cumbrae's sole standing stone though there are records of two more nearby. I

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The Glaid Stone - Great Cumbrae

Scenic Views

The naturally occurring Glaid Stone marks the highest point of Great Cumbrae at 417ft.

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