Sunday, 14 August 2016

Cunninghame ramblers. Clauchlands Point/Glen Cloy,Isle of Arran. August 2016

Waterproofs were donned (only briefly)

Lovely view of the Holy Isle

Looking up to Goatfell

Walkers emerging from the ferns.

looking back towards Brodick

At the summit of Clauchlands Hill

Mr and Mrs walk leaders. (one I took earlier!!)
Yesterday Saturday August 13th Cunninghame ramblers met at Ardrossan to catch the 9.45AM ferry to the beautiful Island of Arran.Once safely in Brodick 16 members headed out of the village to pick up the track that took us to the summit of Clauchlands Point with its wonderful views of the different bays that are located on the east side of the island. A lovely forestry walk took us to our lunch stop high up above Brodick looking out onto the Firth of Clyde with all its shipping and headlands in view.Dropping down into Glen Cloy we then enjoyed a lovely walk alongside the river to the famous Auchrannie Hotel which was looking very opulent in the warm afternoon sunshine. Arriving back in Brodick several of the group headed for the local hostelries for tea or a light refreshment. This was an excellent 9 mile walk with all the usual banter you come to expect from the group who gave the leaders a big thank you for organising our day out so well.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Cunninghame ramblers. 4 trig point walk near Greenock/ Inverkip. August 2016.

Todays leaders.
On Tuesday Cunninghame ramblersheaded North to Cornalees visitor centre on the Greenock cut. I am going to post a link to an excellent collage of photos and videos which one of the members has prepared so hence the lack of photos on my blog. It was a clear rather windy morning when 17 of us left the centre to head up to Dunrod hill (298M) over to Whin Hill(176M) and quickly followed by Murdieston Hill (234M) and finally Corlic Hill (303M).Apart from a shower of rain towards the end it was mainly  fine dry day with excellent views over the Clyde to the Arrochar Alps. It was a new walk to most of us as we are so used to the Greenock cut walk you tend to forget there are plenty of other areas up there to explore. Thanks Mr and Mrs walk leaders for a great day out.

Click on the link to see a super set of photos of our day out.Cunninghame ramblers.