Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Girvan circular. September 2012

RNLB Bon Accord in Girvan harbour.

Byne Hill with Girvan in the background.
Today Tuesday September 4th I travelled to Girvan Harbour by bus to meet the teacher to do a recce of a 10 mile circular walk taking in the hills above the town.Leaving the harbour on a windy sunny morning we walked up The Avenue (cue for a song there) until we came to Fauldribbon farm and the track to the top of Saugh Hill (296M) which is a fairly challenging climb, both of us have only done it coming downhill, let me assure you it is totally different going up.From here we went to Trower Hill (296M) over some soft ground and then down to the track which takes you round the base Laggan Hill and   the Newton Stewart road at the cemetry.We took the usual route up the Byne (216M) to have a lunch stop with the views over the Clyde and Girvan  before making our way down to Shalloch Park and a shore walk back to the harbour where the lifeboat RNLB Bon Accord was doing some manouvres a long way from it's home port of Aberdeen. Good walk for ADRC or Cunninghame with perhaps a wee bit of fine tuning on the tops where we experienced the soft ground.

1 comment:

  1. You don't half look fit..........a butchers dog springs to mind !