The county of Ayrshire is located on the Firth of Clyde on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland and is known as one of the most fertile areas of the country, famed for its cattle and crops. Although more industrial to the north, it is in the main a landscape made for walking with an abundance of open countryside and rugged little hills, golden sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets. It is also home to several renowned golf courses, including Turnberry and Royal Troon, and as the birthplace of Robert Burns, it attracts visitors from far and wide keen to explore the land that inspired the national poet. This guide features 40 mostly moderate walks full of interest which explore all aspects of the region, from craggy cliffs and caves to historic castles, ancient forests to sandy shorelines. Many of the routes are suitable for families and can be accessed by public transport.