Thursday, 15 August 2013

Cunninghame ramblers. Muirkirk/ Kames circular. August 2013

Enjoying the coffee stop.

What a mess is left after the trees are felled.

Making full use of the forestry tracks.

A new bridge specially for the sheep to cross safely.

A lovely tree lined avenue to Burnfoot Farm

When does the next bus arrive?

Not sure what breed of cattle this is.

The next part of our walk.

This is after the open cast mining has left

Now we are on the River Ayr path

well maintained with steps provided.

Today's large group

With Mr.and Mrs. Walk Leaders.
Yesterday Wednesday August 14th I caught the trusty old bus to Cumnock  with a quick connection to Muirkirk to join Cunninghame Ramblers on their mid week 9 mile circular walk . Arriving just after they had started I joined the large group of 25 walkers up through the Kirk Green until we came to forestry tracks which would form a large part of today's walk. It was lovely morning with just a pleasant breeze sufficient to keep those midges away as we headed out over the moors with lovely views across the East Ayrshire countryside. After a brief coffee stop we made our way to Burnfoot Farm to join a minor road for a couple of miles that took us back to the main A70 road where we stopped for lunch before joining the River Ayr Way back to Muirkirk. This was a very pleasant walk,one that could be enjoyed in the winter as it is mainly on good paths and roads perhaps suitable for ADRC in their winter schedule. Thanks to everyone who was on yesterday's walk especially our leaders for showing us a new route around a familiar area.


  1. Nice walk Gordon, done a bit of that with the 'Ranger'
    The Mother cow is a British White, the black nose gives her away, you'd have to ask the 'Milkmaid' about the sire, I can't help with that.

    1. Thanks JD now have that imfo on Google I could not find it first time round.