Adventures of the Early Ooters

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017 - Queensberry Hill

Some images of the walk up Queensberry featuring Alan McQ, Alan S, Davie C, Davie McM, Dougie, Gus, Ian, Jimmy, Rex and Robert.
 
    We set off from Mitchellslacks farm near Thornhill at 10:07


          and followed the track alongside the Capel burn.
 

    Some thought that this was the bothy but it is a ruin called "New House" on the map.
    Another ruin called "New Burleywhag" can be seen in the distance

    Underfoot conditions were very wet

    The guys helped to carry slates in to the bothy for a future workparty

    The bothy lies below the Daer Hass and Earncraig Hill
 
    Burleywhag has been maintained by the Mountain Bothies Association since 1979

    Holly remained outside the bothy


    whilst the others enjoyed their coffee inside.

   
 

 

  



   

    FRT was taken in The Crown in Sanquhar
 
 
 
 Here are some images taken from the summit of Queensberry last October
 
    Summit cairn looking northwards

    Moffat hills to the east

    View northwards includes a glimpse of the Daer reservoir as well as the Clyde windfarm



Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Octoberfest Irvine 25th October.

The options are many ,but here are a few of the relevant times----------
Walking from Ardrossan to Irvine , meet in ASDA coffee place at or before 10.00a.m. Walk to Irvine Bank Street by around 1.00.p.m. for beer and pies.
Not doing above meet at Johnnie's place for coffee and scones around 9.30a.m. ,depart around ten to walk as far as you feel comfortable with and return to Johnnie's place by 1.00.p.m.
For catering purposes Johnny needs an estimate of numbers attending ,please forward this info sometime before Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Thornhill walk

Thornhill walk --- forecast fine. Meet around 9.30a.m. at a convenient parking spot near the entrance to the town. When assembled we will proceed with Alan McQuiston in the lead.