Saturday, 9 November 2013

South Ayrshire Ramblers.Hadyard Hill wind farm circular. November 2013

Leaders briefing

Climbing away from Penwhapple Resevoir

A distant Ailsa Craig in the sunshine

Coffee break at the roadside

The turbine soaring up into the sky.

Lunch at an old deserted cottage

Is this not what window sills are for?

Making our way up Green Hill. (277M)

Water leaving the resevoir en route to the treatment works

Group chairperson.

On top of Maxwellston Hill (314M)

Madam Vice with the furry hat was our leader
Today Saturday November 9th I met up with South Ayrshire ramblers for a 7 mile circular walk round Hadyard Hill wind farm high above Girvan and Dailly. 23 of us left from the car park on a cold blustery morning along good roads until we reached Penwhapple Resevoir where the route then took us up a gentle climb to give the group some lovely view looking back over Girvan and out to Ailsa Craig..After a coffee stop we continued on the road until we came to  Maxwellston Hill  where the walk became a wee bit more strenuous up the side of the hill to the summit to allow us a view over the sea as far as Northern Ireland. Taking care on the slippy descent we stopped at an old deserted cottage for our lunch break before the short climb to Green Hill with more superb views this time over the local countryside. Again our leader warned us of the slippy conditions as we made our way down to the resevoir and back to the cars at the start. One small shower did not dampen the spirits of this group as we all gave Madam Vice a vote of thanks for a very pleasant day out when areas close by were obviously  getting the worst of the weather.
 There will not be any new blogs for a few days as Anne and I are off to sunnier climates for a wee holiday but on our return I propose to publish a resume of the holiday.

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