Adventures of the Early Ooters
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Alan, Allan, Davie C, Davie Mc, Dougie, Gus, Ian, Kenny R, Kenny T, Malcolm, Paul, Rex
It was a perfect morning for a walk as we met at the Green in Maybole i.e. blue skies, warm, but not roasting, and no forecast of rain. So, in shirt sleeves from the off, we made our way out of Maybole (thanks to Allan who thankfully could remember the correct route) and headed towards Kildoon Hill. By this time our new recruit, Dougie Muir, had managed to introduce himself to all the guys and fitted seamlessly into the body of the kirk. Good to have you on board, Dougie!
|Ian's brother played cricket with Dougie|
The path down to the tarmac was now overgrown by whins (or gorse, let’s not go there again) so we took to the field and made the road in no time at all. Turning left and then right we made good progress until we left the track to take the swampy, muddy track at the Greenwell. Soon we had passed the cairn and were enjoying the view down to Dailly and over to Barony Hill (a walk we have done on several occasions). Turning right we made tarmac again without incident.
|Looking down into Dailly|
|Dougie manages this one without incident|
|Heading for Kirkoswald with Arran in the background|
1. For a fuller description of the route see the blogs of 26 Jan 2011 and 1 Aug 2015 and/or google Maybole Walks.
2. For those who made up the rear guard going up the hill, the current world snooker champion is Mark Selby.