Monday, 26 May 2014

Cunninghame ramblers. Bridge of Weir circular. May 2014

Meeting at the start.

River Gryfe (NB. only one F)

One of the many weirs that make up Bridge of Weir

The groups twitcher was in his element today.

I may not have enough sweets to go round

The old Quarriers home awaiting conversion to flats

Many stiles were crossed today

One of many lovely river stretches

A motte near to Kilmacolm

Other landowners please note

How nice to see Madam chairperson arrive a wee bit late due to recent injury.

Walkway through Glen Moss

Cycle path and walkway on the old railway line.

A sculpture known locally as the soldiers

another of the sculptures

A viewing area over the loch

local hostelry is spelt with 2 F's

This is not meant to be a rest area for weary walkers!

A large Kilmacolm residence (bedroom tax exempt?)

Another fine bunch

Always leave the best till last. Mr and Mrs walk leaders
On Saturday Cunninghame ramblers met in the town of Bridge of Weir for a 9 mile walk along the River Gryfe to Kilmacolm returning on the old Glasgow to Port Glasgow railway line which has been tarmaced to form a cycle/walkway.On a lovely dry morning 17 of us left the car park to make our way along the river to Quarriers home which is awaiting development into apartments. Passing by a motte the walkers entered a private estate with tracks for walkers to enjoy the various plants and wildlife,it was here our chairperson and her husband joined us for the rest of the walk. Lunch was taken in an area called Glen Moss which is a nature reserve at the edge of the golf course. From here we had a short road walk through Kilmacolm which is reputed to be one of the wealthiest towns in Scotland due its proximity to Glasgow and the airport, some of the housing has to be the most expensive real estate in Scotland. Similarities to Kilwinning were discussed among the group but no real common denominator could agreed. The last part of the walk was along the old railway line complete with some amazing sculptures that have been constructed to brighten up your day as you enjoy the local countryside. Back at the start the leaders were thanked by everyone, again it had been another successful dry day out in area that this group do not often venture to.

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