Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Kilmarnock OIR. Smugglers trail to Troon . December 2015

Used to be Troon resevoir

Some of the group managed to find a seat

Fullarton house

The horses were pleased to see us

Todays group
Yesterday Tuesday December 21 (winter equinox) Kilmarnock OIR (opportunities in retirement) met at Dundonald Castle for a walk along the smugglers trail to Troon and perhaps a wee bit further dependent on the weather .13 of set off on a blustery dry morning through the woods following a well laid out path until we came to Troon resevoir with some lovely views over to Arran.Next was a road walk through the village of Loans and into Fullarton woods which had some lovely Christmas decorations on the trees with an adventure trail for children to follow.Passing through Lochgreen golf course we arrived at the rugby pitches where we took a break for lunch and our leader discussed our options for the return leg to Dundonald. Well this is a very fit group and there was a unanimous decision to retrace our steps through the woods we had walked in the morning. Once back in Dundonald we found out we had walked almost 11 miles not bad for a group made up of mature ramblers,the pace you set was a very fast one ,hope I did not keep you back. Thanks for allowing me to join you all and hope to see you on another walk early in the New Year.

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