Saturday, 25 August 2012

ADRC. Straiton circular to Genoch Hill. August 2012.

We filled the Straiton school lay by.

Bit of a damp start for the walkers.

Tricky fence to cross as it was "live"

Elevenses near to Baing Farm.

Rolf Harris sang about "there is room on my rock for two"

On Genoch Hill. (340M)

Remains of Linfairn Cottage.

This was the remains of three fire places in the centre of this house.

What on earth was causing such serious debate?

Today's group ( my thumb appears to have got into the shot)

Last up was the leader!!!!!!
Ayr and District Ramblers met at Straiton School today Saturday August 25th to do a 10 mile circular walk to Genoch Hill. On a dreich drizzly morning 28 walkers made their way up Monument Hill with its impressive Hunter Blair family's tribute stone on the summit.On crossing over the moorland the rain stopped and there were clear signs of an improvement in the weather as it was quite a warm day we were able to take off our waterproof clothing. Crossing over a very fast flowing Daing Burn we then had a fairly muddy walk on a track down to Baing farm and onto the hard road for a mile to take us to the base of Genoch Hill. Once on the summit lunch was taken overlooking the surrounding countryside which was appearing out of the mist. Passing a couple of old derilict cottages at Linfairn one of the ruins had a central fireplace with three hearths, the one in the kitchen was quite obvious as it had an oven and warming drawer combined perhaps an early version of an Aga cooker. A very pleasant stroll through a forest took us back to the start where a big vote of thanks was afforded to our leader who had demonstrated his leadership skills today, so much so that he has volunteered to lead another walk in the group's winter programme. 

1 comment:

  1. We started out damp as well Gordon, but it dried up a bit as the day went on.
    Looks like a fair walk you had.
    We struggled.