Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Cunninghame Ramblers Carrick Hills circular. April 2012

New angle of Greenan Castle.

Against the wind on the shore.

Today's group

In true blog tradition the leader has to be recorded.
Today I joined Cunninghame Ramblers for a 12 mile circular walk on the Carrick Hills South of Ayr where I was priviledged to be the walk leader.This is a walk I have done and blogged many times but a few of the members had not done this route before. 12 of set out from Greenan Castle car park along the shore on a dry breezy day until we reached the Bracken Bay where we then went inland to climb to the summit of Brown Carrick (279M). It was quite windy here so after admiring the views we made our way down to Dunure passing the now infamous remains of the "Kibble School" where I was able to relate the story of its origins to a few of the group who had not heard it before. Lunch was taken at a small inlet where we were afforded some shelter from the wind before we headed back along the stony shore up onto the old railway line where were given a brief resume of its history from our rambling teacher.Going over the Heads of Ayr we had a small rain shower which lasted approximately 5 minutes so considering the dark clouds we could see over parts of Ayrshire we were extremely lucky not to get drookit.Once back down to the beach we passed Craig Tara holiday park to make our way back to Greenan to end a good windy walk and judging by the positive comments I received  it appears to have been a very successsful day out.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gordon, can you pass some of your fitness on to me. Sorry I missed last weeks walk, thanks for your sentiments, much appreciated.
    Greenan Castle looks like it could drop off anytime.