Yesterday Sunday December 9 I had the pleasure of being leader for Ayr and District ramblers on a 9 mile "C+" walk around the countryside outside the East Ayrshire village of Muirkirk. 12 of us met at the walkers car park at Kaimes on cloudy morning with threatening rain clouds all around us, in actual fact we only got drizzle in the morning for about an hour coupled with a dry windy afternoon making it a reasonable day for a ramble. We set off out of the village on the River Ayr way before going up through the village to the forest where we picked up some tracks to take us to a minor country road for a couple of miles of hard road walking before crossing the main A70 back onto the River Ayr way back to the start. A few fallen trees after last weeks storm made us take a few unplanned detours to get safely round them.A more professional collection of photos will appear on a fellow ramblers U tube page and when I get it I will publish the link address .. Thanks to all who turned up yesterday I really enjoyed your company on what turned out to be not too bad a day weatherwise.