Sunday, 25 August 2013

Wigtownshire Ramblers. Maxwellston Hill circular. August 2014

A quick prayer??

Leader's jovial welcome speech.

First of many styles.

Making our way up Hadyard Hill.

Even the cattle were enjoying the fine weather.

Going through the wind farm.

Well kept cottage near Dailly

complete with dogs.

Group at summit of Maxwellston Hill.

Leader with his back marker!!
As I was involved in organizing yesterday's walk I will use the blog to assist the leader in his report for the local press.May I also mention that the Newton Stewart Blogger was absent due a prior engagement, his blog composition and jovial banter were sorely missed by all of the group (well nearly all)!!
On Saturday August 24th Wigtownshire ramblers travelled to the pretty South Ayrshire village of Dailly for a circular walk up Maxwellston Hill (314M) and over to Hadyard wind farm. On a clear warm sunny morning 18 walkers including two visitors from Ayr met at the village square where the leader gave us a  description of the walk including local points of interest we would encounter on our way. Leaving the village the group made a steady climb up  Hadyard Hill (324M) onto a moorland ridge which gave us our first views of the surrounding countryside. Crossing over onto Maxwellston Hill the ground was fairly soft and boggy due to the recent heavy rain that fell on Friday evening.A steep descent took the walkers down to Hadyard wind farm with it's large white turbines making a loud swishiing noise as they generated their power for the national grid. Lunch was taken beside a little stream that ran into the nearby Penwhapple resevoir which today had several fishermen in little boats enjoying their sport on such a lovely day.Passing through the windfarm we eventually came out onto the single track road that runs from Dailly to Barr. After two miles we turned off into Lindsayston Woods with it's well maintained paths back into Dailly to end a super day in the South Ayrshire hills.
  Our next outing is on Saturday 31 August when we will  travel to Loch Braden in Ayrshire for an 8 mile circular walk. please meet at Breastworks car park ,Stranraer at 8.45AM or Riverside Newton Stewart 9.15AM for car sharing or alteranatively if going direct to the start please contact the walk leader on 01776840226 who can also give any further details you may require.New members always welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I missed it Gordon, just updated my post to link to what seems to have been a grand walk.