Saturday, 23 June 2012

Wigtownshire ramblers . Girvan/Byne Hill circular. June 2012

Walkers at the Crauford Monument.

These guys made it to the summit of Grey Hill. (plus wee me)

On our way down to the cottage at Drumfairn.

Farmer got his hay wrapped before the rain came on.

Today's well wrapped up group.

We had joint leaders today.

    Today Saturday June 23 a bakers dozen of walkers  left the car park at the south end of Girvan to climb to Grey Hill. (297M). This is a walk that we have done before and was beautifully documented by the Newton Stewart blogger  back in May 2011. The weather was grey and cloudy when we started with the rain not far away when we looked out over the sea towards Ailsa Craig. First we climbed the Byne Hill (214M) before going over the moor towards Grey Hill when the rain came on so some of the group took shelter whilst a few of us went on to climb to the summit. It was really fairly miserable at this point so we returned to the rest of the group to have our lunch stop. From here we went down past the cottage at Drumfairn where we picked up the track to take us back to our starting point. A nice 7 mile walk ,a pity about the weather but when you plan these walks you have no control over the elements. Thanks to our joint leaders today who did their best to keep our spirits up even in the pouring rain.                                                                                                                                                                     


  1. Thanks again for the mention Gordon. I had a feeling I wouldn't get over. I had four teeth out on Friday, and was advised to take it easy over the weekend. The painkillers have been taking a hammering.
    Shame about the weather.

  2. Sorry to hear about your teeth perhaps you should consider a set of "wallies".Problems with the layout on this blog will try and rectify it later.