Sunday, 12 April 2015

Cunninghame ramblers.Darvel to Loudoun Hill circular. April 2015

Ruined building at Loudoun Hill

We had one steep descent today.

A teacher on a mission.

Loudoun Hill (310m)

There are always some awkward fences to cross.

Now we are on the "Lang Whang"
Todays group
Johnnie Backpack was our leader.
Yesterday Cunninghame ramblers set from Darvel in East Ayrshire to walk a circular route to Loudoun Hill. 18 walkers set off on the old railway line with myself catching them up after a couple of miles as my bus was delayed due to a road traffic accident just outside Galston.It was a cold windy morning as we arrived at the base of Loudoun Hill where several walkers decided to walk round the base as the ground would be very slippy on the hill. Lunch was taken at the William Wallace monument before going up Cairnsaigh Hill (288m) one of the local hills none of us had ever climbed before. Excellent views from the top as we stood on a very blustery hilltop before descending onto the track known locally as the Lang Whang to take us back to Darvel. Very enjoyable day with only a couple of hail showers that soon passed to allow the group to enjoy a new wee twist to a well known trail.

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