Walk: A Nodd to The Knock

North Ayrshire | Largs | Short walk | ★★★

[The Knock]

A track winds all the way from fertile Noddsdale to the the summit of The Knock - passing free range chickens and other assorted farm animals on the way. The summit panorama is superb, taking in the Isle of Arran, The Cumbraes, Bute and the Cowal peninsula; the earthworks belonging to an iron age fort are also clearly visible. Save this one for a clear day.

[Looking back across Noddsdale from the ascent]

Location & info

📌 Walk: A Nodd to The Knock ★★★
Start / finish at track junction on Brisbane Glen Road, 1.5 mi north of Largs town centre, G.R.: NS 212617 ///horses.tree.amending
🚌 Glen Avenue (0.5 mi). Town centre (1.5 mi) has further train / bus connections | 🚗 Verge parking for a couple of cars only (don't block access). More space a short distance south in Raillies suburb

▶ 6 km / 4 mi | ▲ 190 m | ⌚ Short
Features: △ The Knock (217 m)
Moderate | Good track, sustained ascent - becomes grassy with boggy areas for final approach.

Route: Start - Brisbane Mains - track junction north of summit - The Knock - return by outward route or similar

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On our visit

Wildlife: Sheep, lambs, horses, free range chickens.
Weather: 10°C, milky sunshine, light breeze.

Chronological photo guide

[Bridge over the Noddsdale Water, with The Knock in the distance]

[Noddsdale Water]

[Looking back across Noddsdale]

[A woolly window]

[Heading around the north side of The Knock]

[Looking north across the Firth of Clyde]

[Approaching Knock Hill summit]

[View south from the final climb]

[Looking south from the summit]

[Isle of Arran beyond the summit]

[Upper Firth of Clyde from the summit]

[Noddsdale from the summit]


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