7.10AM bus today from Ayr to Girvan to meet the teacher who then drove his car to Cairnryan where we caught the bus with Spike already on it back to Glenapp Church to start our 6 mile walk.This was a reccie for the Newton Stewart walking festival that starts next week where the teacher and myself are leading the Elsie Mackay walk. On the day we will start at Finnart's Bay but today we decided just to go from the church. On the most clear sunny warm morning we climbed up the path onto Laight Moor which then gave us some wonderful views across Loch Ryan and out into the Irish Sea. It was not very well sign posted and as we all know the area well we tried a couple of different ways which would be best underfoot for a large group. Lunch stop was at the dis- used gun site left over from the second world war.A steep track then took us back down to the car park where we had parked earlier in the day. Lovely walk on a pleasant warm day ,let's hope the sun shines a week on Saturday for our walkers.