Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Cunninghame Ramblers. Tracks to Blackcraig Nr Kirkconnel January 2012

Walkers at the start.

Looking for somewhere to sit for our coffee break.

The burn had frozen leaving the icicles.

Todays group

The leader
Today Tuesday January 17th it was a cold misty morning that greeted the ramblers when they met up on a forestry road just outside Kirconnel for an 9 mile walk towards Blackcraig Hill. As it was so dreich there are only a few photos worthy of posting even at that I am not too happy with the quality. 20 of us left our cars and walked up the forestry road which was a steady climb for about 3 miles before going onto moorland which took us up to a cairn which our leader told us had wonderful views on a clear day but alas not today as at this point the mist was fairly thick. The Kilmarnock rocket was given his usual yellow card for going on too far in front of the group as safety is paramount in these conditions.Lunch was taken on the hillside but was cut fairly short as it was so cold. A pleasant walk back down the path back to the cars saw a noticable rise in the temperature at the lower level. Thanks to the leader who had the unenviable job of guiding us through the mist on the moors and back to the start safely.

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