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Lang Scots Mile

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Address: Ayr, Scotland
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Roughly one-mile scenic walking trail along the seacoast, suitable for...

Roughly one-mile scenic walking trail along the seacoast, suitable for wheelchairs. Start: Car park at Miller’s Folly on Cromwell’s Fort. End: Blackburn Car Park.

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A wide pavement runs for the length of the Mile and there is an adjacent road with parking.

We visited on a fine morning in early October and enjoyed walking much of the Mile. There are marker posts along the way and at least one engraved plate showing points of interest... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 5, 2015
Alastair B
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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

We visited on a fine morning in early October and enjoyed walking much of the Mile. There are marker posts along the way and at least one engraved plate showing points of interest across the Firrh and farther round the Bay. There is an adjacent road with car parking.

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scotland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

walked the mile last week cold and windy and i was sandblasted, beach was deserted , walked it yesterday , beautiful sunny day , beach was busy and people in the water, a good flat walk

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Thank yappyma
Ayr, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

It's just a prom. In the evenings, despite the introduction of humps in the road, you still get idiots who think they are stock car racers. On the other hand the view out to Arran and the constantly changing sunsets are just breathtaking.

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Thank SproggyUK
Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015

I love walking this early morning or as the sunsets. It is peaceful and fantastic for the chance to take photo's. toward the Alloway end it is wonderful for ornithology. This is where the river Doon meets the sea and there are plenty of wading birds.

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Thank Brian R
Kelowna, British Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

Wonderful, easy walk along the beach. It was beautiful and sunny the days we walked and many people were enjoying the beach as well.

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Thank mr923
Larkhall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

Lovely flat area for walking, bracing sea air and brilliant for excercising a dog either on grass, promenade or beach. Easy, pleasant exercise with stunning sea views

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Thank Sheila M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

lovely walk,best to bring eye wear for safety,as the sand tends to stir with the wind,nice view across to the isle of Arran too,which is also worth a visit. you can park your car on the 'lang mile' and go for a long or short stroll,whatever suits you,( weather permitting ) , take the kids/grand kids to the low green... More 

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Thank bigruss s
scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

The Lang Scots Mile is well marked on the seafront at Ayr Shore, and is an excellent way to have some great pleasure whilst easily walking for as short ,or as long as you wish in measured miles! Do it when you visit Ayr, especially after a day in the car touring, it will refresh you , and render you... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

Named after a verse in Tam o Shanta a Scots mile is a hundred yards od so longer than an English mile. This lovely seafront walk has quarter mile markers, we really enjoyed it on a sunny day.

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Thank Maxim123153
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

We walked along this at the beginning of our walk from Ayr to Danure (not one for the faint hearted!) and found it a pleasant area. The signposting for the Ayrshire coastal path leaves much to be desired, however!

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