Sunday, 23 November 2014

Cunninghame ramblers. Catrine to Sorn circular. November 2014

Meeting in Catrine.

This water was used to power the mills that once stood in this area.

Donning the waterproofs.

We had to give way to a car on this very narrow bridge.

Some ramblers always find a dry spot for a cuppa.

Bluebells in the woods.

Sorn from the high path

Well laid out paths took us round the village

Entrance to Sorn Castle.

Lunch at war memorial

Todays group

The chemist was our leader.
Yesterday Saturday November 22nd Cunninghame ramblers met in the quiet East Ayrshire village of Catrine for 7 mile circular walk to Sorn on the River Ayr Way coupled with a walk round 4 farms.15 of us started out on a cloudy dry morning but unfortunately and not as forecasted the rain came pouring down but as usual undeterred we soldiered on until the weather eased as we approached the lovely village of Sorn. Morning coffee in the local cemetery providing  a few wisecracks from the group before we took a well defined path through the woods high above Sorn. Now the bit none of us had done before our leader took us on minor roads to what has become known locally as the 4 farm walk which entailed us passing through (you have guessed it already) 4 farms. Interesting countryside with lots of pheasants in the fields and also a couple of buzzards keeping a watchful eye on the group. The next part of our walk was another minor road passing by the Sorn Castle estate before reaching the war memorial perched high above Catrine. After a brief lunch stop we descended a flight of very steep narrow slippy steps back to the cars. Nice pleasant walk programmed to give us all time to return home to watch the rugby international on TV which was  played at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock breaking with the traditional venue of Murrayfield. Scotland v Tonga which we  won 37-12.

1 comment:

  1. I need to get back up walking with the 'Ranger' Gordon, We've said we'll do more of the River Ayr walks. Shame about the weather, but looks a grand walk.