Monday, May 28, 2007

Ayrshire trails

Greenan Castle south of Ayr

Yesterday Graham and I went down to Alloway to do some Ayrshire Single Track, we did all the singletrack we'd intended but there seemed to be a lot of road stuff along the way, not only that but it was cold, cloudy and it rained, fortunely we were having lunch at Stair Inn during the rainy bit and missed the worst of it.

Out through the grounds of Doonholm, near the big house I always feel a bit apprehensive of some confrontation even though we don't go immediately past the house, just turn away across a field, sure enough and we got the call....hoi!...HOI!...HOI! but on the grounds that all that follows is pointless and unpleasant we ignored it and carried on, if they're really upset they can follow us!

There's some lovely trails up the River Doon at Skeldon House and back along the River Ayr from Stair the links between are just... well...links really, road bits to get from one trail to the next, OK but only in anticipation of whats to follow.

Route description here. except we extended the road bit to Stair Inn for lunch.

Video of the day here minus the road bits.


Blogger Jinxx said...

There is always one numptie that still does not understand that the Outdoor access code allows people the right to use their land, and gardens, crop fields and the like are the only exemption. Also, if they would just check a map, they would have seen that there is a path marked through it.

Rant over, hope you enjoyed it apart from the now almost cumpulsory numptie

12:36 AM  
Blogger Whee said...

Nice day, the diversion to Stair put in a bit too much road though.
Watch out, I think you'll find gardens are excluded, policies are OK though.
I'd rather not have the confrontation it kind of spoils the day for me. Guess I'm just a big softy.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Jinxx said...

Yep, gardens are exempt, but on the map, there is a trail marked coming from the cottage, along to the gate, and after zooming in, i see that it misses the gardens.

But like you say, last thing yu want is to have some sort of confrontation every time you go by the place

12:27 AM  

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