Monday, 4 April 2016

Cunninghame and Wigtown ramblers day in Newton Stewart. April 2016

For this group only EXECUTIVE would do!

Leaders briefing at Creetown

He was pleased to see us

Older readers will remember the flowerpot man.

Looking out at

the various bird feeders

One way to relax.

Going round the side of the loch.

Bruntis Loch

Walk leaders

At Kiroughtree visitors centre.
On Saturday April 2 the deerstalker organised a bus trip with Cunninghame ramblers to join up with Wigtown ramblers at Newton Stewart. 3 walks had been organised by her pulling in members from both groups to do reccies etc. The A walk up Cairnsmore of Fleet had to be cancelled on the advice of the mountain rescue team who assured us the weather would close in on the afternoon and it could become dangerous for a large group. 15 walkers went on a C walk round Newton Stewart ably led by my old pal the Newton Stewart blogger.The rest of us numbering 36 went onto the bus to take us to Creetown for a 10 mile low level walk through Kiroughtree visitors centre forest and visitors centre. Leaving Creetown we passed a couple who were sitting in their hot tub out in the garden oblivious to the fact that a large group of ramblers were passing their driveway.A lovely forest walk took us to the visitors centre for our lunch stop before a more strenuous section back to Newton.The two groups met up again in the Bruce Hotel for a meal and a we refreshment to round off an excellent day in South West Scotland. The weather did deteriorate in the afternoon so the advice given earlier by the mountain team was correct.A big thanks to the deerstalker for all her efforts in organinsing and co-ordinating our day out ,it was a lot of hard work keeping us all informed of the arrangements (and also keeping me in check!!)) Big thanks also to the walk leaders, without you these day would not be possible.

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