Sunday, 22 November 2015

Wigtownshire ramblers. Grey Hill circular by Girvan. November 2015

Todays starting point

Making our way up Byne Hill

Looking down on Girvan

Snow covered Rhinns of Kells in the distance

Arran peaks with snow on the summits

A well wrappped up rambler

A wee break on some unusual seating

Met a friendly farmer

who entertained us with
a display of one man and his dog.
Todays group at the summit of Grey Hill
this group always finishes with tea and scones.
G I Joe was our leader

Yesterday Saturday November 21 I met up with Wigtownshire rambler for a 7 mile circular walk up Grey Hill just south of Girvan. 19 of us left the car park at Woodlands Hotel to start with a climb up the side of Byne Hill before making our way over the moorland with its wonderful views of the Firth of Clyde on this clear cold morning.Upon reaching the summit of Grey Hill the leader pointed out a lot of the distant hills which were all covered in this winters first fall of snow. Our descent took us over an area controlled by the RSPB with lots of different wild birds flying highup in the sky including a gaggle of geese. A busy farmer came along on his quad bike with the usual dog sitting on the rear to bid us good morning and hoped we would all  have an enjoyable walk when he then rounded up his sheep and herded them into a pen ably assisted by his trusted dog. One man and his dog was an excellent description and he was thanked by all of us for putting on a display of his  shepherding skills. After our lunch break we took a path down to the main road and back to the hotel for some wonderful freshly made home made scones washed down with lots of tea and coffee. Another great day out with my old group it is always nice to see you all and catch up on all the local gossip. Hope to see you all again soon on another walk next time you venture up to South Ayrshire.
Thanks also to Scoop for her contribution to some of the above photos. 

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