Sunday, 13 November 2011

ADRC Moorbrock to Mid Hill of Glenhead and the rest! November 2011

Starting out at Craigengillan Estates.

One of the Moorbrock holiday cottages.

Coffee stop.

A misty windmill on Windy Standard. (698M)

Todays group.

Lunch in the mist.

"Honest I do enjoy these days out!"

We are now starting to clear the mist.

Glacial drumlins (see text)

Could this be the tomb of the unknown rambler?

A small lochan on Dodd Hill (496M)

Our worthy leader.
On Sunday November 13 I went out with ADRC to Craigengillan Estate which lies between Carsphairn and Monaive. On a cloudy dry morning 15 of us set off on a 11 mile circular walk which would take in one or two hills or at least that what the leader told us. First of all we past the holiday cottages of Moorbrock on a  nice pleasant forestry road which took us round Green Hill before heading up to Moorbrock Hill (650M) . We stopped briefly as we climbed to have a one minute silence at 11.00 for everyone to remember those who had given the ultimate sacrifice in all the wars around our troubled world. Once on the summit we were now shrouded in mist as we crossed over to Keoch Rig(611M) and then onto Windy Standard(698M) with all its windmills giving off an eerie sound in the mist and wind.This was our lunch stop before we started our descent to Mid Hill of Glenhead (531M) thankfully dropping out of the mist. This is where we looked over a valley to some fine of examples of  glacial drumlinns which are elongated whale shaped hills and apparently are quite rare in Scotland. On  top of yet another Dodd Hill is a lovely wee lochan where we had a  rest before  tackling the descent back to the start over some lovely tussocky marshy ground just what you want to experience at the end of your day out.  Apart from the mist we all had a super day out in the hills and our thanks must go to the leader who had to navigate us safely through some fairly  difficult conditions.

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