Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Cunninghame Ramblers to Sanquhar and the "Crags" August 2011

Today's walk start.

Leader giving walk details.

Double click to see a colourful frog.

Coffee break under the trees.

Lunch overlooking the "Crags"

Back on the S.U.W.

Weather improves as we look down on Sanquhar.

Today's happy walkers.

"Walk Leader"
Today I joined Cunninghame ramblers on their mid week walk from Sanquhar to an area known as the crags for an 8 mile grade "B" ramble.12 of us gathered at the start in the constant rain with no breaks in the clouds but we are a hardy lot so it was on with the waterproofs and off we went. First of all a road walk before entering a track up the side of the Euchan Water past the falls and out onto moorland. Climbing up Cloud Hill (451M) was a wee bit dreich in the rain with very soft underfoot conditions. Once on the summit we dropped down a bit to see the crags which are a range of hills spanning some 4 miles down the glen. The rain went off so it was an ideal spot to have lunch before rejoining the S.U.W. to follow the Whin Burn back down towards Sanquhar. Fortunately we had a nice breeze blowing which allowed us to dry off a bit before arriving back at the cars. Super walk in difficult conditions especially in the tussocks and bogs. Good fun was had by all and a vote of thanks was given to the leader who had recced the walk last week in better conditions.

1 comment:

  1. Good on you in the abysmal weather.
    I was in Cumnock yesterday.The intention was to climb Cairn Table with a fellow rambler.As it was we took off to Kilmarnock instead.
    You're a hardy lot up there in Ayrshire.It goes back to the hard graft in the Ayrshire coalfields you know.