Tuesday, 31 October 2017

New arrangements for Wed 1st Nov

Forget Glenbuck - forecast persistent heavy rain all day.
New arrangements-- meet at the swimming pool in Cumnock at 10.00.a.m.
Walk from Cumnock to Ochiltree and get the bus back.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Octoberfest 25 October

Allan, Davie C, Davie Mc, Gus, Jimmy, Johnny, Kenny R, Kenny T, Malcolm, Paul, Peter, Rex, Robert

Johnny greeted us with coffee and scones before we set off, by car, for the car park at the shore in Irvine. The morning was bright, but there was a stiff breeze against us as we made our way along the beach to Barassie. We took some time to pause at the benches for some of our members to have a snack before setting off on the return journey, thankfully with the wind behind us. The beach was reasonably busy with walkers, taking advantage of the dry weather, and getting out to get the cobwebs blown away.
We were back at the cars about two and three-quarter hours after having begun our walk, and soon we were back at Johnny’s to celebrate Octoberfest. As usual, our host had done us proud with excellent stovies followed by pies and snacks, all accompanied by a selection of ales from the Nythva Brewery. Special mention goes to the chef’s sweet onion pickle which was well received. Mind you, a certain gentleman from Darvel gleefully accepted the offer thinking, erroneously, having misheard, that he was going to get a pie and a tickle. (What goes on in Mosset, stays in Mosset. Aye right!).
A great afternoon was had, and thanks, yet again, goes to Johnny for his gracious hospitality. Roll on Novemberfest!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Images from Irvine shore

Christmas Curry 20th Dec.

The Jewel in the Crown has been provisionally booked for 16 people on Wed 20th Dec at approx 3.00.p.m. Please confirm your willingness to attend so that I can give them accurate numbers before the 20th.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Some other images from Queensberry

Preparing to set off

There was a brightness on the hills that suggested a good day.

The track followed the upper valley of the Capel Water

Approaching the bothy of Burleywhag, a nice, tidy wee bothy.

A wee waterfall on the Capel Water above Burleywhag.

Coming down out of the hill fog to get an extensive view of Nithsdale.

Octoberfest 2.

Meet Johnnie's 9.30.a.m.
Decide where ,when,how you want to walk and return to Bank St about 1.00.p.m. for  pies and beer.
Let Johnny know if you wish to attend.

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

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.