MONDAY 14 MAY, 2017
STRANRAER TO CORSEWALL LIGHTHOUSE
13 MILES 6 HOURS
MORRIS, BILLY, STEWART, GEORGE, BRIAN, JAMES, PAUL, STUART JOHN, PHIL AND ALLAN
DISTANCE WALKED SO FAR 1561 MILES
Our accommodation for our three night stay in Stranraer was at the excellent Lakeview Guest House. The rooms were excellent and nothing was too much trouble for mine hosts Alan and Elaine who ensured our stay was most enjoyable.
We enjoyed a good evening meal in the friendly Customs House Inn in Stranraer and would recommend it.
After a good night’s sleep and an excellent breakfast we set off in lovely sunshine from our accommodation walking along the sea front road to McCulloch’s Point where we made our way onto the beach and continued passed the golf course. We continued on the beach passed St Mary’s Croft, round the bay at the Wig and to near Clachan Heughs where we found and explored some natural caves. At this point a stretch of vertical rock which drops all the way to the sea forced us to make our way up the steep hillside through the bluebell carpeted woods. After a short but challenging walk in the woods we made our way back down to the sea edge at Jamieson’s Point and followed a track to Lady Bay. North of Lady Bay the crags rising from the sea forced us inland and we walked at the edge of fields above the sea to Milleur Point. The display of flora at Milleur Point was amazing and by far the best we have seen so far on our coast walks. We were also entertained watching a family of foxes which are obviously resident in this area. From here we picked up a track along the hillside above the sea which we followed all the way to the end of the days walk at the lighthouse at Corsewall Point where we had dropped the minibus earlier.
Summary; A really good days walking in lovely weather. The first half was fairly easy walking, at the sea edge most of the time. The uphill climb through the woods although very pretty was challenging over rutted bracken and bluebell covered ground.
Highs; Great weather, great views, amazing flora at Milleur Point.
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