Sunday, 6 October 2013

ADRC Troon circular with a visit to the beer festival. October 2013

We are travelling by train today.

Meeting up at Troon shore car park.

Leader's briefing before we walk on the hallowed turf of "Royal Troon Golf Course"

We met Dillon a Clydesdale out for a trot.

Morning coffee stop at Fullarton House

Autumn colours are on their way.

It has been a good year for crab apples

Hoi wait for me down there.

We called on this member who offered some weak excuses why he was not out with us today.

Making our way back along the shore.

Today's large group.

Our leader.

Now for the serious business of the day!!


and again.

Troon pipe band entertained the drinkers.
On a lovely mild partly cloudy morning 26 walkers from ADRC met at the car park on Troon shore for an 8 mile circular walk finishing up at the local real ale beer festival. Setting off along the shore we then crossed Royal Troon Golf Course to take us to the grounds of Fullarton House where we had our first stop for morning coffee. Picking up the smugglers trail we then made our way to the village of Loans passing through some lovely wooded areas on the way which were now taking on their autumn colours.Arriving back on the shore we found a sheltered area for our lunch stop before making the final 2 mile journey back to the start where most of us were then going to spend the rest of the afternoon in the local annual beer festival.. There were over 150 beers to choose from brewed in all different parts of the UK, some very strong including a range of ciders that were particularly high in alcohol content (hic hic).Super day with a lot of fun in the afternoon ,thanks to the leader for organising the walk great idea which has to be repeated next year, one walker was heard to say if the weather was inclement we could always cancel the walk and just go for the beer!!


  1. A lovely series of photos.

  2. Looks a great day out Gordon, I can only assume the 'Teacher' had other priorities to miss the beer festival.