Sunday, 20 October 2013

ADRC Carrick Hills circular. October 2013

Group on the summit of Brown Carrick

with me as leader.
Apologies for the lack of pictures but due to the wet conditions in the morning the camera remained in it's waterproof case . However as always we had an alternative "The Duke" had his camera and will record his snaps as usual on Utube which will be published later today or tomorrow. His record of the walk can be found in the following link.The Duke's Utube.
On a fairly wet dreich morning 15 of us from Ayr and District Ramblers met at Greenan car park for a 13 mile circular walk on coastal and moor tracks. Leaving the car park we first of all walked on the shore until we reached the Bracken Bay where we went inland onto the old disused  Dunure to Ayr light railway line. A steep descent took us back onto the shore we hit a wee problem with a stream which was in full flood due to the overnight rain,some of the group managed to cross (they must have web feet) whilst 8 of the others including me decided to seek an alternative higher route to try and avoid the water. This was duly done and we all met up again at Fisherton School where we then took the tracks up onto the summit of Brown Carrick Hill. Now the rain had stopped it made this a very pleasant climb to be rewarded with a lunch stop just short of the summit. Once suitably refreshed we passed the trig point and made our way down over several fields to the Heads of Ayr and back onto the shore at Craig Tara holiday park. Now the sun was making a welcome appearance it was a very pleasant shore walk back the start . As usual it is difficult to judge the success of your own walk but judging by the positive comments at the end it was another good day out with a friendly group of fellow ramblers.


  1. There was a lot of overnight rain. I aqua planed a coople of times heading out to the South Rhins. However we had a dry walk in probably the driest corner of Scotland.

  2. We got the drier weather in the afternoon,probably coming up from the South West.