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Saturday, 25 October 2008

Wigtownshire Ramblers-Cancelled Kirroughtree Walk Recce

Saturday the 25th October 2008.
High winds and heavy rain were forecast for today.
After conferring with fellow ramblers last night it was decided to cancel todays walk.
I headed to the start walk point to catch any walker who may not have got the message.
This was how it looked at Kirroughtree.

I've decided to blog the route anyway.The following pictures are from the reconnaissance of the route earlier this week and previous visits.
The pond at the entrance to Kirroughtree visitors centre.Pond dipping sessions are often held here,very popular with the kids.

This waterfall's close to the visitors centre.

This cairn was erected in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Galloway Forest Park. The cairn contains about 80 time capsules provided by community groups and local organisations.

Details of the contents are available at the visitors centres throughout the forest park as well as Newton Stewart public library.

Heading through the forest a view of Barhoise hill above Bargaly Farm.
The route now follows part of the Papy Ha trail down to the Palnure.

Poetry in the forest.

Quick Water

Pattern springs between alder trees
turns back to the wind at Tonderghie
down Grey Mare's Tail and Clugie Linn
falls pierce the mountain with their din
through a strip for cattle,Carseveige Burn
then the chattering one,the little Louran
along Barhoise with it's field of thistles
the yellow clearing where Blairbuis rustles
In paradise Bargaly hazelwood
grow nut and leafy branch and root
Under Bardrochwood field at the bridge
round Kirroughtrie's brindle ridge
between Muirfad Flow's long marsh
and the rich loop of Meikle Carse
clear Palnure,stream of the yew tree
winds to the fish trap Cruives o Cree

A very popular fishing spot.

Belted Galloways at Dallash.

A welcome moment on this bench.

The footbridge over the burn where we would have lunched.

Corwar farm.

A variety of Equus caballus, whose numerous varieties are called breeds. Before the advent of mechanized vehicles, the horse was widely used as a draft animal and riding on horseback was one of the chief means of transportation.

There's certainly a variety of breeds here.

A view of Craignelder i do believe.
More Dallash cattle.

'Once upon a time there was a little white bull'

The clouds come in and a buzzard circles.

Now at Bargaly farm-watch out ! the farmer specializes in bulls.

The falls at Bargaly bridge.

Once past Craignine and Little Park farm the path leads back into the visitor centre grounds.
There were a few other points of interest on the route which will have to wait for the next time.

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