Saturday, 15 September 2012

South Ayrshire Ramblers. Maybole to Kirkoswald circular. September 2012

This small quarry is always a favourite stop for coffee.

Peace be with you brother and sister.

We met this lovely young lady and her horse out for trot on the hills above Dailly.

Kirkoswald Parish Church.

The house of Burns unfortunately did" burn" down

We managed to find a way round this ford.

Let the gate take the strain!!

Our smiling group.

Crossraguel Abbey on the A77

Our leader.
First of all I start off with an apology, still having a wee problem with my camera hence the dark corners on the top right hand side.
Today Saturday September 15th  I travelled to Maybole to meet South Ayrshire Ramblers for a 12 mile circular walk from Maybole to Kirkoswald , this is a walk we have all done before but as we all know our leader today  always has a new wee twist up his sleeve to vary the route . We are a small group of 9  as a lot of the members are away with Ayr and District Ramblers on a weekend visit to Invergarry.Leaving from the swimming baths car park  on a dry cloudy morning we climbed Kildoon hill before heading to  Lochspouts where we had a wee stop for elevenses.Next part is usually very muddy but to be honest today was as good as it gets, surprisingly after all the rain we have had. A lovely moorland walk was next high above the village of Dailly until we reached a small country road to take us to Kirkoswald where we had our lunch stop in the grounds of the parish church .Passing through the Main Street we stopped to look at the sad remains of hotel/restaurant that burnt down some 4 months ago and is awaiting re-building. Our next stop was at Crossraguel which is the ruins of a 14th century abbey that many of you must have passed as you travel along the A77. From here we had a road walk back to the start to end a super day which was completed in dry weather . Many thanks to the leader and the group for allowing me to join you today I really enjoyed your company.

1 comment:

  1. Bet the ghost of Souter Johnnie was with you.
    Get a new camera pal !