Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Cunninghame ramblers. Kilpatrick Hills north of Glasgow. March 2016

We met at Old Kilpatrick

We followed this new path (not to be confused with the Ayrshire Coastal Path)

One way of getting rid of that confounded "DREEP"

Cochno burn

Great views of Glasgow as we climb.

Lunch at Greenside resevoir

Explanation of a trig point by the Rt Hon Sec.

Made it to the first cairn

Group photo

and again

Mr and Mrs walk leaders.
Yesterday on a cloudy mild morning Cunninghame ramblers ventured over the Erskine Bridge to Old Kilpatrick for a 10 mile walk in the Kilpatrick hills climbing up the The Slacks which towers 365M above the Clyde. 20 of set off on a newly constructed Clyde Coastal Path through Duntocher and Hardgate before reaching Clochno estate where we then started to climb up through some fields until we reached the moorland with some of the reservoirs used to supply parts of Glasgow. Once we conquered Clochno hill we descended to Greenside reservior for our lunch stop before a short sharp climb to the summit of The Slacks with views down past Dumbarton and Greenock. A steep descent took us down onto a road which led us back to the start to end another great day out with the group who kept up an excellent pace considering the first real semi strenuous walk we had done for a while. Thanks to Mr and Mrs leaders whose knowledge of this area kept us fully informed of the surrounding areas.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Time to move on.March 2016

Our house of 29 years has been sold and effectively Anne and I will be homeless  by the end of May or alternatively we find a wee but and ben to rest our old weary legs in. Heres hoping something turns up soon and I can get back to full time walking in the hills with all the groups that I ramble with. See you all soon.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Carrick Hills by Ayr. March 2016

Just below the masts on the Carrick Hills.
First of all my apologies for the lack of blogs recently this has been down to selling our house,cruising in the Middle East and the dreadful weather of late.Yesterday the deerstalker and I did our usual Carrick Hills 8 mile walk to Dunure on a super sunny day with spectacular views. During the walk I also managed to negotiate the sale of my house. More to follow.