Sunday, 8 November 2015

Wigtownshire ramblers. Isle of Whithorn to Garlieston. November 2015

We took the bus to Isle of Whithorn

Leaving the village behind

Leader hands out some sweets

Weather starting to clear

This part of the coast has some wonderful inlets

Would not be Galloway without a beltie.

It is really starting to clear up.

A walk of many kissing gates.

Our leader

Todays group

and again

My photo of Cruggleton castle did not come out so I pinched this from another well kent bloggers site. (thanks JD)

Finished the day with our a coffee break in the Harbour Inn.
Yesterday Saturday November 7 in the company of the deerstalker we drove down to the Machars in Wigtownshire to meet my old friends from the Wigtown ramblers group for an 8 mile walk along the coast from Isle of Whithorn to Garlieston. After a short bus run 13 walkers arrived at the start on a dreich drizzly morning with a faint hope it may clear up later. Once on our way it was not long before the rain stopped and signs of the dark skies clearing with touches of blue sky appearing,now out on the coast the views across the estuary were magnificent making this a very popular walk in the winter.Some soft going was encountered which was to be expected after a fairly wet 48 hours during the week. Lunch in the sunshine high up on the cliffs watching seals.cormorants and including a ballet of whooper swans (yes a ballet ,google it if you do not believe me) made the break most enjoyable. Passing the remains of Cruggleton Castle we reached the grounds of Galloway house a very fine mansion dating back to 1745. Some rather pleasant woodland walks have been created to allow walkers to pass through and enjoy all the wonderful colours to be seen at this time of year. Arriving back in Garlieston we retired to the harbour inn for the usual coffee and home made scones making this a perfect ending to what is one of my favourite walks in Galloway.Nice to see some old friends yesterday and thanks from the deerstalker and myself for allowing us to join such a prestigious group.

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