FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER, 2016
BALLANTRAE TO GLENAPP
9 MILES 4 HOURS
MORRIS, BILL AND PHIL
DISTANCE WALKED SO FAR 1495 MILES
We enjoyed another relaxing evening in our hotel and after a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast we packed the car and drove to Ballantrae where we would start the days walk. The weather was again excellent and we set off in sunshine following the Ayrshire Coastal Path (ACP) out of the town on the A77 and over the river Stinchar. A short distance south of the river bridge we took the minor road to Garleffin where we parted company with the ACP taking the minor road towards Downan then a dirt track down to the sea edge at Kinniegar. Leaving the beach we followed sheep tracks below Downan Hill and made our way along the hillside passed Dove Cove to Currarie Port. From here we followed a rough vehicle track south, uphill for a short distance before heading up the steep hillside on visible sheep tracks to the high point on Craigangal. Continuing along the hilltop we walked above Brackness Hole where we joined another vehicle track through the wooded area near Burnfoot then rejoined the ACP on a minor road which we followed all the way to the finish of our days walk at the information Board near Glenapp Church.
Summary; A really nice walk. Some parts were easy, some of the hillside climbs were challenging. Generally good underfoot conditions.
Highs; Great weather again. Some great view with Ailsa Craig always in sight.
Lows; None other than time to leave the coast and head home again.
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