Sunday, 28 July 2013

Ayr and District ramblers.Forth and Clyde canal. July 2013

Arriving at Buchanan Street bus station.

Then onto the Glasgow subway.

Murals at Kelvinbridge.

Site of the old North Woodside Flint Mill

complete with mill wheels.

Known as Maryhill Barracks.

Maryhill locks.

Ideal place for a coffee stop

The farmer enjoying the warm sunshine

so were the architect and local botanist.

We passed under the Glasgow airport flight path.

Today's unusually shaped route map.

The ladies of the group enjoy a well earned rest.

These swans had 8 cygnets to look after.

The ferry plied it's route for over 100 years.

This bridge was raised

to let the weed cutter through

and it's big brother.

Today's group at a lock gate.

Our leader on his bike!!

One of our male members suggested to the females in our group they may wish to avail themselves of the above services, he was last seen heading for the canal!!
Yesterday ADRC headed off to Glasgow on theX77 bus from Ayr to connect with Glasgow Subwayto Kelvinbridge in the West end of the city for an 11 mile walk on theForth and Clyde Canal to Bowling. 15 of us first of all walked along the banks of the River Kelvin passed the site of the North Woodside Flint Mill to join the canal at Maryhill Locks From here we headed west passedTemple gasometere .Blairdardie ,Knightswood and Drumchapel before arriving at Clydebank for a well deserved lunch break taken in the warm afternoon sunshine. Now it was only 4 miles left until we reached Bowling with it's sea lock to allow vessels to pass safely through and into the Firth of Clyde.The walk was lead with military precision by the group's architect who had put an enormous amount of effort into the planning of this linear walk reminding us all periodically that we were 4 minutes behind schedule and this would be deducted from the planned rest breaks. We all arrived in Bowling on schedule to catch a bus back to the city to make our connection  to Ayr to end a wonderful day out to an area we do not make the most of considering it is not that far away for us to travel to.


  1. Nice on Gordon, you've got the best of all worlds up there. Express buses too !

  2. Some great photos Gordon. Looked like a great day out in the sunshine.