Thursday, 23 June 2011

ADRC recce to Wanlockhead and the SUW June 2011

Steep climb from Wanlockhead.

Madam Vice showing us the way.

Lunch stop at Cogshead ruined cottage.

Now on the Southern Upland Way.(SUW)

The scars of an old lead mine.

A Wanlockhead pyramid.

It has an outside loo!

M.V. washing her feet before--

Tea and biccies in the cafe.
Today 6 of us did a recce for this Sunday's walk which is an 8 mile circular grade B+ starting at Wanlockhead. This will be a brief blog with the main one being written after the walk this weekend.First of all I was greatly honoured to share a car with the Right Honourable Secretary and Madam Vice as the very competant driver.I am starting to move in the upper circles of this walking group tongues will start wagging if I am not careful. Anyway back to the walk which started at the village museum and then up Black Hill (550M) onto Stood Hill (587M) down and up to Willowgrain Hill (515M) before descending onto the SUW. Lunch was taken at a ruined cottage just as the rain threatened to come on but we were fortunate no sooner had we donned the waterproof gear it went off and the rest of the walk was taken in very pleasant sunshine.As I said no great detail or historical photographs of the lead mines today  this will follow this Sunday when hopefully we are as lucky with the weather as we were today. Our walk leader was pleased to finish  off dry as she was on her way to Glasgow tonight to attend one of these pop concerts which if you believe the press  is full of young women all dressed in pink. TAKE THAT with a pinch of salt if you want. See you all on Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. You guys up in Ayrshire certainly get around.We should take a leaf out of your book.That's a lovely part of the world though.
    I wonder about your continual reference to Madam Vice though.Anyone not in the know might get the wrong idea,I.E Miss Whiplash,Mistress Sapphire,Madam Sin...know what I mean.
    Of course perhaps you are innocent of these type of reference sir,and I apologise if I've confused you.