|[View over the Cumbraes and Arran from Haylie Brae]|
Perhaps some of the romance in going "doon the watter" has been lost now so many day-trippers head to Largs by car rather than boat or train. But one highlight of driving is the nearly obligatory stop at Haylie Brae: a charming, lofty viewpoint overlooking the Clyde coast just before the road descends through a couple of hairpins into the seaside town. The islands of Great Cumbrae, Little Cumbrae, Arran, Bute and Ailsa Craig all make it into the panorama backed by Kintyre and the hills of Argyll; views should be clearest in the morning, but it's a pretty special spot for savouring the sunset too.
|[Looking inland into the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park (October 2015)]|
Name: Haylie Brae ★★☆☆☆
Location: A760 a mile south-east of Largs, G.R.: NS 215582 ///trapdoor.flatten.skill
Anything else? Viewpoint car park is signposted from the A760. From here it's a 2-min walk uphill on a clear path to the nearest viewpoint.
|[View north-west over Largs towards Argyll]|