Saturday, 19 November 2011

Wigtownshire ramblers. Girvan to Grey Hill circular. November 2011

Ideal spot for the start and finish of this walk.

Everyone getting ready once the Stranraer group eventually arrived.

The "Crawfurd Monument" or what is left of it.

Come on you lot as we get spread out.

Lunch stop

He called himself "The Lendalfoot Mermaid"

Old coach road was a wee bit muddy to say the least.

Our leader.
Today Saturday November 19 I met up with my mother group Wigtownshire ramblers to do an 8 mile circular walk in Girvan to Grey Hill. This is a walk that most of us have done before but our leader had reccied a new route for us that took us up to the Crawfurd Monument ,over Cairn Hill and Fell Hill onto Grey Hill(297M).By now we were up in the mist with a very strong wind blowing we found some shelter to have our lunch before proceeding out on to Pinbain Hill (224M) with its sea views now that we had dropped out of the mist it made the conditions a bit easier to navigate. On the old coach path we experienced some quite tricky muddy paths especially after Ardwell Farm where we also met a herd of cows who decided to join us. Once clear of the mud we went through a gate that also got us away from the cattle. From here we dropped down passed the ruins of Ardmillan Castle before arriving back at the cars where several of the group went for tea and scones in the farm cafe. For a more professional blog of this walk which will be available from tomorrow afternoon click onto Ye Auld Bloggers Page it is always worthy of a look.Thanks must go to our leader today for taking us on a walk that gets the vote of the muddiest this year.See you all again soon.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pictures,was I on this walk?
    Enjoyed your company Slew.See you again soon.