Girvan - 25 April

Ayrshire was the destination of St Leonards ramblers when they set off for their latest walks.

Their morning refreshment stop was at the Dowhill Farm Restaurant on the seafront near Girvan after which they continued inland towards the village of Barr.

Before reaching Barr, where the high walkers were to begin their walk, the coach stopped at Penwhappie to drop off the low walkers. Their walk saw them follow the meandering path through the extensive windfarm for some 3 miles before rounding the Tormitchell quarry and climbing westward over the open hillside,  past Loggan Loch and down into the town of Girvan.

Meanwhile, the high walkers had set off from Barr and immediately tackled the long, strenuous uphill trek to Tormitchell quarry before following the same route to Girvan as taken by their companions.

Initially the weather had been cold and windy , but by halfway, lunch was being had in warm sunshine and at the highest point in the walks, there were magnificent views over the Firth of Clyde to Ailsa Craig and far beyond.

A social stop in Girvan was enjoyed by all before the journey home to East Kilbride.

The Club’s next walks see them tackle the Lomond hills and down to Falkland. Details of these and other Club matters can be had from Kris on 07738 783431