Sunday, 16 March 2014

Cunninghame Ramblers . Smugglers trail,Troon to Dundonald.March 2014

Todays small group

with our leader.
Yesterday Saturday March 15th Cunninghame Ramblers scheduled walk to Enoch Hill near New Cumnock was cancelled due to high winds and mist in the area,however our leader had an alternative outing commencing at Troon Cemetery..8 of us left the cars at the start to walk towards the shore on a drizzly cloudy morning with a forecast that said things will improve as the day goes on. The first part of the day was similar to our mid week walk until we were clear of Fullarton Woods we picked up the Smugglers trail through the village of Loans and onto the track that takes you up behind Hillhouse Quarry where a certain blog author used to be gainfully employed. Once we arrived at Dundonald Castle visitor centre we had a stop for lunch before retracing our steps back to Troon.The pace today was exceptionally fast covering the 10 miles in under 4 hours,regular ramblers will know to do that distance in that time we did not HING ABOOT!!Weather did improve slightly but was not suitable for photography hence the lack of photos on the blog. Thanks to our leader who incidentally will be celebrating a birthday in the next couple of weeks when she will become a bus pass holder, you led a an excellent walk on a dreary morning.

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