Best bird watching trails in North Ayrshire, Scotland

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in North Ayrshire with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in North Ayrshire, Scotland
Top trails (13)
#1 - Goatfell and Glen Rosa Loop
Isle Of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 6 h 27 m
Beautiful landscape at the top, but the last part is quite difficult and exhausting. Have to go with correct equipment. It is possible to do this as an out and back, which is an easier option.Show more
#2 - Caisteal Abhail and Witch's Step
Isle Of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 6 h 14 m
This classic but very challenging route makes a circuit of the mountains surrounding Glen Sannoxloose ground to the Saddle before an extremely steep climb up to the dramatic peak of Cir Mhor. The route then crosses the granite tors of Caisteal Abhail before further scrambling leads down to the Witches' Step, which is a class 3 scramble.Show more
#3 - Glen Rosa Circuit
Isle Of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
From the ferry port at Brodick it is about a 4 minute ride on the bus, and the path is clearly marked “Glen Rosa” on the right hand side of the road. The track is paved and curves around several cute bed and breakfasts, then turns into a gravel trail just past the campsite which is on your right. After about a 45 minute walk of meandering among beautiful bluebell patches we came to the falls and this was the perfect spot for a lunch break! Note: the bridge at the turnaround point has a perfect spot for swimming. Bring your suit in preparation for nice weather. Take the path over the bridge (to the right) to loop back to the road. At this point, the circuit would be suitable for hikers of all abilities and would be easy even in winter conditions. But there is also the option of taking a path to the left which will take you to the Beinn Nuis, Tarsuinn and A’ Chliabhain loop. In summer these are difficult but rewarding summits which would take an additional 3-5 hours. In winter conditions are very difficult and should only be attempted with proper mountaineering kit.Show more
#4 - Coire-Fhionn Lochan
Isle Of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
This out and back route leads to Coire-Fhionn Lochan. The views are incredible and the lochan makes for a great resting area to stop for lunch.Show more
#5 - Glen Sannox and Glen Rosa
Isle Of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 46 m
A surprisingly hard walk with a scramble in the middle up onto The Saddle and a long walk-in down Glen RothaShow more
#6 - Lynn Glenn Circular
Dalry, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
#7 - Beinn Tarsuinn
Isle Of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 6 h 4 m
#8 - Around the Witches Step
Isle Of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 5 h 8 m
Walking from the car park past a great area for gorge walking and up onto the ridges and the approach to the witches step. Some scrambling involved but using this route you avoid the witches step as it is a grade 3 scramble so a walk round is advised. Stunning views and a truly fantastic day out.Show more
#9 - Three Beinn's Nuis Tarsuinn Cir Mhor
Isle Of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 7 h 2 m
#10 - Holy Island
Isle Of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
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