Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Cunninghame Ramblers. Big woods Irvine. February 2012

This was todays start

This walker attracts horses!!

Group on Barrassie shore

Including "the teacher"

Irvines answer to erosion.

Todays group

Our cheery leader.
Today Tuesday February 14th I met up with Cunninghame Ramblers for their mid week walk in what was described in the programme as "The big woods ".22 of us met at the picnic area opposite the Beechams factory in Irvine and started off through Shewalton Woods past the Old Hall ponds which were sand quarries in their day but are now form part of a nature reserve. Several species of ducks were spotted before we crossed the main Irvine-Ayr road to take us onto the Barrassie shore for a two mile walk on a very windy beach which to say the least was very bracing. We now crossed over Western Gailes golf course back to one of the ponds where we stopped for a lunch break before making our way back to the start. This was a fairly short walk but ideal for a mid week outing accompanied with the usual good company and humour that this friendly group are renowned for.My thanks to Madam leader today and to the members for allowing me to join you  on a very pleasant outing.

1 comment:

  1. A good turnout Gordon. That's an interesting way to combat coastal erosion !