Walk to Fintry Bay – From the Old Pier

Activity :

Starting Point: Millport Pier
Distance: 4.4 miles / 7.0km
Max. Elevation: 181’/55m

Starting off from the Old Pier, head off up Cardiff Street keeping uphill by Golf Road. Just before the car park for the golf club the route forks left onto the farm road.

Skirting the steading the path goes right through a kissing gate and follows the line of the fence as it disappears over the horizon parallel to the sea.
Spectacular views can be enjoyed from the top of the hill and on the descent. To the left you can see Kilchattan Bayon the Island of Bute and also Mount Stuart the residence of the Marquess of Bute. Ahead on a clear day, beyond the chimney at Inverkip Power Station and Dunoon can be seen Ben Lomond and the hills surrounding Loch Lomond, whilst to the left are the hills of Argyll and the Cowal Peninsula.

The path continues down to the road where a choice awaits. Either turn right to Fintry Bay for a picnic with, on a good day, a pleasant swim off a safe beach. The Fintry Bay Kiosk is situated on the right hand side and offers a range of food and refreshments. Alternatively turn left on the footpath and coastal walk back to Millport.

Please Note:
As a number of the walks have sections on working farmland users should be prepared for muddy lengths if the weather has been wet. Stout footwear and waterproof clothing are recommended. The Cycle Routes are entirely on road and users should follow the Highway Code at all times. They should also wear cycle helmets, brightly coloured or fluorescent clothing and ensure that their bikes are in good condition.