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Clyde Coastal Path

E Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, W Dunbartonshire

56 km / 35 miles  View Facebook Page  View Twitter Feed
The Clyde Coastal Path (CCP) runs from the Kelly Burn (between Wemyss Bay and Skelmorlie) round the coast or over the muir to Greenock, then across the Erskine Bridge to Milngavie. It fills the 55 km gap between the top of the Ayrshire Coastal Path and the West Highland Way. It is an essential link in the International Appalachian Trail (Scotland) which traverses the entire western seaboard of Scotland from the Mull of Galloway to Cape Wrath. Whilst most will walk south to north the path can just as easily be tackled in the opposite direction. The walk is a delightful mixture of town and farmland walks combined with high muirland. Information is online on the link below.

The Path can be considered to be in three sections. The first section, Kelly Burn to Greenock, can be achieved either by the coastal route of 20.6 km or by the muir at 17.8 km. Most walkers will choose one of the routes from section 1 and continue on section 2, from Greenock to the the Erskine Bridge, a further 23.7 km. Finally, the third section from the Erskine Bridge to Milngavie (14 km) includes some fine muirland walking. In total, Kelly Burn to Milngavie is 58.3 km, if the 'round the coast' route was selected in Section 1 or 55.5 km if the route chosen was over the muir. The two routes in Section 1 can be used together as a circular walk of 38.4 km. The Clyde Coastal Path therefore consists of over 76 km of path.

To the south of the Erskine Bridge the route is looked after by the Rotary Club of Gourock whilst to the north of the bridge the Rotary Club of Allander do the honours.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Average Gradients
Start: NS553744 - Milngavie, E Dunbartonshire View on StreetMap
Finish: NS193683 - Kelly Burn, Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Clyde Coastal Path


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 63, 64
OS Landranger Active 63, 64
OS Explorer 37, 38, 341, 342, 348
OS Explorer Active 37, 38, 341, 342, 348

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Clyde Coastal Path GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 19/06/2016 19:16:04 - Additional Section from Wemyss Bay to Greenock
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Route Profile:

57.0 km (35.4 miles)
706 m (2,316 ft) ascent
197 m (646 ft)  maximum height

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