Saturday, January 27, 2007

Newton Stewart

Orchid in The Buck Cafe Straiton

Anne and I went off down to Straiton and Newton Stewart over the past two days.
We took walk up Bennan at Straiton Friday morning followed by a walk in the ancient Oak Wood of Knockman just north of Minigaff in the afternoon, before treated ourselves to a night in Creebridge House Hotel, pleasant suroundings and a very nice evening meal.
There was a birthday party on in the hotel so it was all go up to midnight.
Today we went across to Glen Trool for a walk up to Loch Valley.
Glen Trool was nice but the walk was pretty awfull, really boggy with slippy rocks that were hard to avoid, and it rained.
We had a picnic lunch on a tiny beach by the loch as the weather closed in, so we just made our way back, getting rather wet and cold, managed a few pictures for the album.
On the way back home we stopped off at the Buck Cafe in Straiton for a coffee and a nice bit of cake.


Blogger Jinxx said...

I love Straiton, its one of those villages that although small, has so much to offer, in the way of walks and for me, MTB trails.
The view from the monument is superb

12:21 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

Yep, its got a lot going for it walks, road biking, and mountain biking, or just somewhere pleasant to drive to.
I'll be back, but maybe next time the sun will shine.

4:27 PM  

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