Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Mauchline Gorge

Wallace's Cave

Went down to Mauchline Gorge today to do a loop on the MTB.
The sandstone span of the railway viaduct is the largest stone arch in Europe
The gorge is facinating about 150ft deep cut into sandstone that at one time was part of a desert when this land was nearer the equator, hard to believe.
Cup and ring marked rocks hundreds of years old, and more recent remains of a mill laid tunnelled through the rocks, its a lovely place to linger.
The new River Ayr Way now has a new bridge higher up above the gorge making the traverse of the gorge a piece of cake, at one time it was quite dangerous if the river was up a bit.
After the gorge I cycled over to view Auchinleck House and to visit Wallace's Cave then Dumfies house and into Auchinleck town
It started to snow quite heavily in Auchinleck so I decided to cut the route short, going directly to Catrine and back to the car.
Grand day on the bike even with the snow.

A short video of todays cycle can be viewed here.

Very similar route description here.


Blogger Jinxx said...

That is some picture, and it sounds like you had a cracking day

2:45 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

It was nice up till snowtime, and I enjoyed revisiting the cave and River Ayr gorge.

9:59 PM  

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