Thursday, 23 February 2012

Recce for Wigtown Ramblers. Beneraird circular. February 2012

Site of a 1945 plane crash.
Today I was up early and caught the 6.40AM bus to Glenapp with the teacher joining me at Girvan As this is a recce I wont go into too much deatail as a fuller blog will appear when I am the walk leader on March 31st. On a cloudy mild morning we went up to the summit of Beneraird (424M) before locating the site of a 1945 plane crash which I failed to find when I visited earlier in the month with ADRC. Not too big a problem today and have now put some markers in place for future visits.Sky larks were spotted singing overhead ,they are definately confused with such mild conditions. We now crossed over onto Big Fell (316M) a part of the walk I had not done before so a safe path was worked out and once over Wee Fell we finished up at Crailoch House. Had our lunch at my favourite tree lined avenue before walking back to Ballantrae to catch the bus back to Ayr. An 11 mile walk with some soft ground to contend with but  hopefully should  be a wee bit drier towards the end of March.Thanks again to the teacher who I seem to be dragging out on all my recces recently he was a great help today particularly when it came to locating the plane.

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to try and build my strength up for this one then.