Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Cunninghame Ramblers. Goldenberry Hill from Ardrossan. August 2012

Starting at the shore car park.

Only HE could wear a hat like that!

Double click to see the peacock on the lawn.

Elevenses at Portencross.

Portencross castle.

Striding out along the shore.

This contraption is to measure the dust from Hunterston Nuclear Power Station or at least that is what we were told.

Today's group on the summit of Goldenberry Hill.

Our happy leader .
Today Tuesday August 28th I met with Cunninghame Ramblers at the car park on the shore just beyond Ardrossan. Nineteen walkers left on a windy sunny morning to do a 10 mile circuit to Goldenberry Hill above Hunterston Nuclear Power Station .As we went along the shore the ferry to Arran was leaving with all its passengers on board to take them to Brodick over a fairly choppy sea.Once we arrived at Portencross Castle it was time for a wee cuppa overlooking the island known as the Wee Cumbrae.Next stop was that dreadful power station with all it's sinister looking buildings housing all the technology needed to generate nuclear electricity. Quickly we passed by it and climbed up the lovely named Goldenberry Hill with its's wonderful views of the Firth of Clyde looking out to Arran and beyond. After a lunch stop we made our way back down towards West Kilbride  and onto the shore beside the local golf course .A very pleasant windy walk took us back to the start to end a wonderful day in the sunshine ,what a change from yesterday when it rained for most of the day in Ayrshire. Many thanks to our leader today she had a hard job keeping us all together as there are so many interesting things on this walk that makes you want to  wander away and explore.Well done.

1 comment:

  1. A better day today to do this walk Gordon. I think we all got a lashing yesterday.
    That's a happy looking crowd.
    I think you're trying to outdo me in putting up links of local features on the walk. It's a pity we're not getting paid for it. I often wonder whether it generates much traffic for them.
    You're getting to be an old hand at this. I know a lot of your mother group regularly punch you up to see what you're up to.
    Once you start getting more traffic other sites link up to you regularly like this one Stumble Upon
    See you soon