Sunday, 27 July 2014

ADRC Annual outing to the Isalnd of Arran. July 2014

The ferry was full of tourists

Approaching Brodick.

Glenashdale Falls.

We made use of good quality forestry roads.

Using the felled logs as a perfect place for a break.

At a pre-historic burial chamber with standing stones.

Todays small group

I was todays leader.
Yesterday saturday July26 ADRC met at Ardrossan for the annual trip to the lovely Island of Arran off Scotlands west coast. After all the wonderful hot weather of  last week today was a wee bit cooler with some clouds. On arrival  in Brodick 8 of the group headed for the mountains to do the the 5 ben challenge,17 members headed over to the buddhist owned Holy Isle with the other 8 accompanying me on a walk from Whiting Bay over the hills to Lamlash.Once we all survived the journey on a very busy bus to our starting point we set off on a slow steady climb up to Glenashdale falls which due the lack of recent rain was not in full spate but still gave the group an opportunity to see one of the islands many waterfalls. Still climbing gradually we came to a stoney forestry road which takes you up behind the local golf course onto the highest point of the walk overlooking the Firth of Clyde where we stopped for our lunch break as the rain threatened to start as the forecast had mentioned for this afternoon. Our next stop was a burial chamber with standing stones which had lain in the undergrowth until it was discovered as recently as 1961.Once back in Lamlash the rain came on a bit heavier but fortunately we got most of our walk done in dry conditions. A pleasant sail home ended another great day out to one of my favourite islands in Scotland.

1 comment:

  1. Nice one Gordon, good to see you stayed clear of the burial chamber, it's not your time yet !