Thursday, 19 March 2015

Cunninghame ramblers. Dunaskin/Auchenroy circular. March 2015

The original pithead pub

Ladders were provided at the deer fences.

Morning break

Going gets muddy

until we reach the serious stuff

He always wanted a photie in the blog!!!

Group on summit of Auchenroy. 
Yesterday Wednesday March 18 Cunninghame Ramblers met at Dunaskin Heritage Centre by Patna for an 11 mile walk taking us to Auchenroy Hill.18 of us set off on a lovely mild spring morning over the River Doon along a track to take us to the Dalmellington -Straiton road. Skylarks and meadow pipits were singing high up in the sky heralding the first signs of spring. After a short break it was onwards and upwards untl we reached the trig point on the summit of Auchenroy.From here we then descended to the grounds of Craigengillan Estate where a lot of logging had been taking place making the access roads extremely muddy and very difficlt to negotiate. The walkers also passed the scene of the the famous accident that occured in November 2012 resulting in a broken leg for the author of this wee blog. Once on the hard roads again we passed through the edge of Dalmellington to pick up the old railway line that took the group back to the start. An excellent walk on a new route to most walkers with a big thanks to our leader for getting us through some pretty atrocious underfoot conditions.

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