Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Girvan to Saugh Hill 10 mile circular. September 2011

The old farmhouse with the windmills in the background

Tormitchel Quarry.

A friendly lama.

Girvan town from Saugh Hill.

Magnificent floral display in Orchard Gardens.

View of Saugh Hill from Girvan railway station.
Yesterday Tuesday 20 September I travelled to Girvan to meet up with a  recently retired rambling school teacher from Newton Stewart and Stranraer who has moved to the town to enjoy his retirement.This is a 10 mile walk I have done before with ADRC and Wigtownshire ramblers so as I have blogged it already this will be a fairly short resume of our day. We climbed up Laggan Hill (269m) using the Carrick Way which was a wee bit wet underfoot . Once on the top we had some lovely views of the Clyde on a windy sunny morning.Passing through Barbie woods we came to the old farmhouse with its track down to Tormitchel Quarry. We then went along a minor road for a mile before going up Tralorg Hill over to Saugh Hill (269M) where we had our lunch stop.This is the highest part of the walk we could even see the outline of northern Ireland in the misty distance. From here it was a 3 mile walk back down the hill past Fauldribbon Farm into Girvan to end a very pleasant day in the South Ayrshire hills.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like the mathematician's settling in then.
    Nice walk.
    I'm hoping to have healed enough for Saturday