Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Cunninghame ramblers. 3 parks Ayr circular.January 2014

Setting off over the Old Racecourse

Leader explaining details of Bellisle House gardens

What is left of the conservatory

Bellisle House is being renovated at present.

A very frosty golf course

1st snowdrops of 2014

An unusual stone sculpture in Rozelle

Todays group
Just a quick blog  as the teacher and me are off on our wee cruise later today. Yesterdays walk saw 17 of us meet at the shore in Ayr to do an 8 mile walk round  the towns 3 parks,namely Bellisle ,Corsehill and Rozelle. We had a super day in the sunshine finishing up in the town to visit some of the historical sites it has to offer. Thanks to our leader for such an interesting day and to others who took part it was most enjoyable. SEE YOU SOON MUST DASH CANT KEEP THE SHIP WAITING. HA HA.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

ADRC Dailly walks. January 2014

Catching up on the New Year gossip

Troops are on the move!

1st break in the woods.

2nd break in sunny woods.

Jock Tamsons bairns used as a route marker

Some of the paths were steep and slippy

Did not manage to catch anybody slipping

There is always one who tries a different route

Todays very large group

Our leader
Today Saturday January 11th on a clear cold morning 43 ramblers from ADRC met at Dailly for an 8 mile walk made up of three of the villages published short walks. We believe this may be a record number for a ramble with this group as most of the ladies are now on their annual diet for the next few days and the men just wanted an outing.Leaving the village we followed the trail into Lindsayston woods with its little slippy bridges across the water before emerging onto the Barr Road where we  made our way back to the village. Next a 1 mile road walk took us  up to Kilgrammie woods where the leader showed us some old mining cottages complete with a disused school. This part of the walk was extremely muddy and great care had to taken. After a lunch stop the group made their way through the woods onto the Quarry walk which was the final one before arriving back in the village where several of the group made their way to the local coffee shop for some well earned refreshment. Our leader today was the Girvan Lass who had put a lot of work into reccing the area to try and find some good dry paths for us all to walk on but unfortunately due the volume of rain we have had recently this was not possible but the group awarded her 10 out of 10 for effort. Another great day out.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Mochrum Hill near Culzean. January 2014

At the summit of Mochrum Hill
Today Thursday January 9th I met the teacher at Culzean Castle entrance on a clear pleasantly mild morning to climb Mochrum Hill and return via the estate to the village of Maidens. It was a little bit muddy underfoot but not as bad as we had expected considering the amount of rain that has fallen on the West of Scotland recently.Both of us were not in the peak of fitness after the New Year break but completed 8 miles without too much difficulty. As usual once we arrived in the Maidens the trusty bus pass got us back to our respective abodes to end a another good winters walk.

PS As we are both going away on a cruise next week to the USA and Bahamas blogs may be scarce for a while but I will update it on our return in February with a few wee sea shanties and hopefully some nice sunny photos.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

New Year 2014


2014!!( honest it is me)
Happy New Year everyone,lang may yer lum reek