Looking exceedingly beautiful in summer, this basalt cliff is one of the great features of a walk from Blackwaterfoot to the Kings Caves at Machrie (just visible on the far left of the picture).
The walk can begin at the car park at Machrie, 3k north on the A841 from Blackwaterfoot, or indeed from the village. Taking roughly 3 - 4 hours this is a round walk, which is well marked, covering approximately 5 miles. When approaching 'The Doon' your choices are the lower boulder path by the shore, a relatively easy but narrow path at the base of the cliff (not accessible in summer), or a route around the rear and over the top.
One of the benefits of beginning at the Machrie, maybe the tempting scones and coffee freshly made at 'Felicity's' by the golf course, or for those of a more hungry nature a varied lunch menu!