Sunday, 4 August 2013

Wigtownshire ramblers. Grey Hill Girvan circular. August 2013

Leaders briefing

Hey "wait for me"

Monument continues to show signs of weathering.

1st climb up from the sea.

Looking down on Girvan

We soon get well spread out

Ailsa Craig.

How many ramblers does it take to open a gate?

A very happy group on top of Grey Hill

Today's leader.
Yesterday Saturday August 3rd I took the bus to Girvan to meet my mother group who were doing an 8 mile walk starting from Woodland Farm at the base of Byne Hill. It was a cloudy very breezy morning when 20 of us left the cars to head up into the hills  to our first stop at a very weather beaten monument that looks as if it may not last much longer, perhaps the local authority could find a little cash to do some repairs.Once we were over Fell Hill  the final ascent was climbed to Grey Hill with it's wonderful views over the Clyde. Today our leader had reccied  a route out towards Lendalfoot to join up with the Ayrshire Coastal path . Once on the path we stopped to have our lunch when the clouds broke up to give us all some very welcome sunshine. Heading back to the hotel the paths were very dry and easy to walk on ( a wee bit different from the last time the group did this part of the walk). Once back at the cars it was time for coffee and scones in the tearoom. Excellent day yet again in the Girvan hills with thanks to the leader for her sterling efforts at finding a nice dry route for us all to walk.

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