Thursday, 16 April 2015

Cunninghame ramblers. Day trip to Arran. April 2015

Our ferry to Arran

Leader attempting to sort out B and C walking groups.

This house is being constructed high above Whiting Bay

First break.

Unnamed falls.

Glenashdale Falls

Lovely view of Whiting Bay and the Holy Isle.

Walkers at the Giants Graves

Refreshments in the Douglas Hotel

One very large group.

Our leader and organiser.
Yesterday Cunninghame ramblers went to the lovely Island of Arran for the first of two visits on this summers programme. A very large party of 39 walkers met at Whiting Bay after a rather busy bus journey from Brodick where we all got on including some other visitors and some locals. Overcrowded and grossly overloaded would be one description but at least we all got there safely. Today we were split into two groups one to Glenashdale Falls and the second lot to a waterfall high up on the forestry track between Whiting Bay and Kildonan.I went with the second group we were route marched up the road at quite a pace as time was not on our side whilst the others were able to enjoy a more leisurely speed . We passed the road to Glenashdale but we were on a mission to find a new waterfall that was unnamed on the OS map but our leader with all his navigational skills would locate it. After a good climb we eventually arrived at the falls which were in full flow after our recent rain falls in the west of Scotland. From here we retraced our steps stopping only briefly at Glenashdale falls and Giants Graves before a steep descent down to catch the 3.00PM bus back to Brodick for a wee refreshment in the Douglas hotel waiting on the ferry to take us back to Ardrossan. A very good fun day out with a very large group and thanks to the leader who had the unenviable task trying to organise the walkers into the different groups.

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