ADRC Straiton to Loch Spallendar circular. June 2014
Arriving at Loch Spallendar.
22 walkers met at Straiton for a 9 mile circular walk to Loch Spallendar. It was lovely warm sunny morning as we firstly walked along paths known locally as the Lady Hunter Blair walk that eventually took us into the forest. As there was quite a lot of forestry tracks to follow today there were not too many photo opportunities and also as I was the back marker I had carry out my official duties. Some of the paths were a little bit on the tussocky side so great care had to be taken as we walked around the sides of the lock Loch,lunch was taken in a clearing with views out to Girvan and Maybole. Another forest track took us high above Blairquhan Castle before dropping down quite steeply back to the village. Again much appreciation to the leader who had worked out this route through the forest making it fairly difficult for him to navigate.