Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Recce for ADRC to Cairnsmore of Carsphairn from Water of Ken. April 2012

Teacher enjoying a break whilst RHS tries to figure out where we are!

Snowy summit of Cairnsmore.
Today the Right Honourable Secretary of Ayr and District Ramblers ably asissted by the teacher and myself did a recce walk from the Water of Ken to Cairnsmore of Carsphairn (797M). As I am the walk leader on the day and  have already blogged this when I did the walk with Wigtownshire Ramblers last August todays rendition will be short and sweet  with a fuller version appearing on the day.Starting off at Craigengillan Estate gates we made our way up the forestry road past the Moorbrock cottages until we reached the base of Beninner ( 710M)where we had a very steep climb to the summit. Today was very clear so great views were enjoyed of the surrounding hills as we made our way further up until we reached the cairn at the top of Cairnsmore. From here we dropped down to the bothy at Clennoch to have  our lunch stop before walking 4 miles on the forest road back to the car.
        The walk is programmed for Sunday May 13 so hopefully the weather will be kind to us on the day for what is a fairly stiff grade "A" 10 mile circular route with one particularly steep ascent . If anybody requires further details please feel free to contact me or the RHS .

1 comment:

  1. Nice bit of snow there Gordon. I'm back on the penicillin, but managed a recce with Shorty up Cairnsmore of Fleet yesterday. Had it been Carsphairn I think you'd have been calling for the chopper.