Saturday, 10 May 2014

Cunninghame ramblers. Ayr parks and shore walk. May 2014

Walk leaders opening remarks
Todays group
The deerstalker was todays leader
A lot of the walk was on the cycle paths

Greenan castle

Walking along the shore

Some unusual tree stumps have been washed up

The River Doon

Robert Burns monument,Alloway

Very colourful gardens

Ideal place for a comfort break

Taking shelter in the old railway tunnel
First of all my apologies but the photos are not in my usual order as most of you know by now the leader normally occupies the last slot but something has gone a wee bit wonky and as I have consumed a wee swallie in Wetherspoons earlier on I am not even going to try and correct it.
Today a change of programme at Cunninghame Ramblers we were originally going to Rothesay but due to the inclement forecast  a decision was taken to stay locally and keep the Island of Bute for another day. 11 of us met at Rozelle park in Ayr on a cloudy morning but at least it was dry as we headed off towards Alloway and the old railway line tracks. At the visitors centre we had a short break in the lovely gardens around the Burns Monument for a wee cup of coffee and a blether . Next we headed for the shore passing Newark Castle with its pheasant farm before arriving on a very pleasant sunny beach with gannets hunting the waters for their food. Next we headed over the old racecourse to Corsehill park where we had lunch in the walled garden before a lovely walk through Bellislle back to Rozelle. Apart from a couple of small showers we had a dry sunny 8 mile  walk not exactly the predicted forecast but as the deerstalker who was our leader stated you canny trust the BBC. Good walk thanks to all who took part.

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