Sunday, 23 September 2012

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Ramblers. Girvan to Tormitchel circular. September 2012

Preparing for the days first climb.

We enjoyed wonderful coastal views.

Perhaps he is admiring the flora!!

A few signs don't bother this lot.

Going gets a wee bit muddy.

As this young lady found out

She survived her ordeal.

Lots of laughter as we cross a barbed fence.

There is always one has a wee accident.

Soon mended (Thanks)

Girvan bathed in glorious sunshine.

Group on the summit of Saugh Hill (296M)

Our leader.
 Yesterday I travelled by bus to Girvan where I met up with 25 members of Kilmarnock and Loudoun ramblers for a 10 mile circular walk to Tormitchel Quarry and return via Saugh Hill (269M) .On a lovely cool sunny morning we left from the car park at the south end of the town to climb Laggan Hill and then over to the quarry which lies mid way between Girvan and the little village of Barr. During this part of the walk we had many stops where the leader pointed out the many well known land marks visible today in the clear conditions.At the quarry we had a mile of road walking before heading up to Saugh Hill (296M) where we had a very jovial lunch break.Once on the summit the views were possibly the best I have ever seen during my years of visiting this area with Ben Lomond in the North and all the way south to the lovely Mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland. A barbed wire fence caused a few problems including one walker who got a cut on his leg but immediately was attended to by one of the lady walkers who administered antiseptic with a lovely large plaster to stem the bleeding. Thank you Madam I am fine today!Once safely back in Girvan the group went off to a local watering hole for a well earned refreshment and to thank the leader for a truly excellent walk in the lovely autumn sunshine.

1 comment:

  1. Oh the joys of wearing shorts Slew.
    Pleased to here you went for a swally to replace what you'd lost through the cut.