Sunday, 10 August 2014

Wigtown ramblers. Newton Stewart circular. August 2014

I could not resist adding this photo

Several gates were negotiated today.

Kirroughtreehouse Hotel

A wonderful view of the town

Keeping the best till last!! (the leader)
Yesterday was a rather sad day, after 10 years plus as a member of Wigtown ramblers I have decided to move to another group nearer to home. At the time of blogging I have not been accepted as a full member of Cunninghame group but the process is under way allowing for the committee to address any objections to my membership should they arise.So for the last time I will  refer to Wigtown ramblers as my mother group which I have affectionately called them over the past few years. Yesterday Saturday August 9 I travelled to Newton Stewart by bus to do a 9 mile circular walk of the town led by none other than my blog mentor "The Newton Stewart Blogger". As usual he will publish a full professional blog later so I will keep mine to minimum. Leaving town 28 ramblers climbed up to the masts which gave us some wonderful panoramic views of the Galloway Hills before crossing the A75 to take us past Blairmount Park  down to the River Cree. After a lunch break we had pleasant afternoon in the warm sunshine meandering through woods and forests before arriving back in Newton Stewart where the group went for teas and coffee whilst I caught the bus home via Girvan Thanks to Scoop for her photographic contribution and also our infamous leader who obviously enjoyed himself yesterday showing off his town  to all his rambling colleagues.
 In conclusion this is not my last walk with Wigtown ramblers you may not see me so often but rest assured I will pop up when logistics allow me to join you but I will no longer be a walk leader for the group.Thanks to you all for tolerating me both as a member and a walk leader I have really enjoyed your company and wish you all well for the future.

1 comment:

  1. Great to see you Gordon, good luck in leading walks with the Cunninghame group. That last picture's a good un. I hope you don't mind me stealing it to update my Facebook profile.