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St Ninian's Way- Ayr to Troon

11 km Distance
12 m Ascent
20 m Descent

(6 ratings)

This 21th section of St Ninian’s Way starts in the centre of Ayr at the south end of the Auld Brig. Cross over the river and then go left to join the A719 (50 m). Pick up the signposts for Ayrshire Coastal Path (ACP) and National Cycle Route 7.  Proceed north through town to sea (1 km), then along the coast to Woodfield (500m) where cyclists can split off and continue along NCR 7 to Troon. Walkers can continue along the coast on the ACP past St Ninian’s Chapel (1 km), past Prestwick  and the international airport (1 km), the Royal Troon golf course to the centre of Troon and Troon Old Parish Church.(8km).

Flat. Following a coastal path in Burns country.

Also part of the Whithorn Way - . courtesy of the WWSG where a detailed route description with grid references is available.

For a map overview of Part 1 and Part 2 of St Ninian’s Way please go to

St Ninian’s Way is one of the great pilgrim routes in Scotland to St Andrews - The Way of St Andrews - For other routes see