Sunday, 28 October 2012

South Ayrshire Ramblers. Beith to Cuff Hill. October 2012

Beith Trinity Church.

Preparing to start the walk.

Half 10's on the bridge.

Gentle climb in the sunshine.

We were right below the flight path from Glasgow Airport.

Looking over Lochwinnoch.

These cows plus a large bull were causing us some problems.

We decided to get out of that particular field!!

Trying to find a dry path through the reeds.

"The rocking stone"(see text)

Kirkleegreen resevoir.

We are now in full autumn colours.

A local viewing point.

Aye time for a wee seat!

Today's group.

Through the window today? Our leader.
Yesterday South Ayrshire Ramblers met at the North Ayrshire village of Beith for an 8 mile circular walk to Cuff Hill one I already have blogged when I did it last month with Cunninghame ramblers. On a clear frosty morning 20 of us left the village to go through the grounds of the old Speirs School which are now retained by the council for all to enjoy.With the autumn colours now at their best the group had a wonderful time stopping to admire the views of the surrounding countryside bathed in the morning sun.Once we were on the summit of Cuff Hill our leader pointed out Ben Lomond and various other mountains which were visible today to the north of Glasgow. Our next point of interest was to visit an 11 tonne "rocking stone" which had been deposited there during the last ice age. A very jovial lunch was taken on the shores of Kirkleegreen resevoir, fortunately there were no fishermen about to disturb. The last part of the walk is past Beith Golf Club standing high up above the village before we finished up back at the cars parked beside the magnificent Trinity Church. Thanks to the leader for a super day out in the hills and to all the other members of the group for permitting me to join you.(You had no option HA HA)

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