Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Cunninghame ramblers 30th anniversary celebrations. October 2014

Sheltering from the rain before we got started

The plaque to commemorate our 30th anniversary

Trying to avoid the puddles.

I got a brolly for my Christmas!!!!!

Trees have now taken on their autumn colours.

Perhaps Scottish Water would like to sponsor us.

Passing the remains of Eglinton Castle.

This tasty cake was shared by all at lunchtime.

The groups founder (right) with our oldest member (left)
Yesterday was a very special day for Cunninghame ramblers who had their 30th anniversary celebrations in Eglinton Country park just outside Irvine. A new 3 mile path was constructed by the group in conjunction with North Ayrshire council and the local rangers with clear signage all the way round. We were joined  by representatives of Ramblers Scotland along with several dignitaries from other local rambling groups. Unfortunately it was a wet morning when we started to make our way along the new path however after about half an hour it cleared up and we were able to complete the walk in comparitively dry conditions except for the flooding underfoot  caused by all the recent rain that has fallen in the west of Scotland. The walk was followed by a buffet lunch where we were joined by the founder of the group and also our longest serving member who until recently was a regular walker handing out sweets to all her fellow ramblers. Thanks to our committee for working so hard to make the day a real nostalgic success with lots of stories of the group over the last 30 years. .

1 comment:

  1. Shame about the weather Gordon, I like it that Ramblers Scotland Facebook page shared your cake.