Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Cunninghame ramblers. Tinto Hill near Lanark.September 2015

Starting out on the climb

Leader pointing out places of interest

looking out onto the beautiful countrside

Good paths made the going a bit easier

Then it got a wee bit steeper

Local resevoir

The ramblers have their own karate kid

clean break

Taking a breather on our return to the cars

On the summit of Tinto Hill

Todays leader  
Yesterday Tuesday September 15 Cunninghame ramblers travelled to South Lanarkshire to climb Tinto Hill.11 of us met at the car park on a mild sunny morning and once the leader had briefed us on our proposed route we set off on very good paths to start the ascent. It was a fairly easy climb as it has steep  parts and then it levels off a wee bit to allow you to catch a breather before the next steep part. Once on the summit lunch was taken in the sunshine with our leader pointing out aided by the view finder all the distant hills and mountains visible on the horizons.The route back down was via the Cleuch resevoir (where the West Kilbride fireman showed off his karate skills on a concrete slab)  onto a single track road to walk the 2 miles back to our start.Another excellent day out with lots of jovial banter which you always have with this rambling group, for example one member thought I was an expert on Waterstones shops who sell books when in actual fact my expertise is in Wetherspoons pubs that dont sell books!. Great day out with thanks to our twitching leader who pointed out various species spotted on our way up the hill. 

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