Tuesday the 7th of April 2015
I decided to take a walk with the Wigtown Walks and Talks group today.
The walk leader almost always is the amiable Tony Brotherton who has many walks logged with Walking World
It's from Creetown to the middle of the Kirkmabreck quarries.
I've been this way with the ramblers in the past.
We started at Kirkmabreck Church in Creetown.
Here's a few pictures.
Larg Cottage and Larg Farm Road
Lambs galore today
Lower slopes Larg Hill
River Cree views
View across Wigtown Bay to West Kirkland and Culquhirk north of Wigtown.
Also known as Nuclear Monitoring Posts
Here's a photograph I took in 2008
(Maybe 30 feet rather than the 40 feet I thought, things always look longer from a height)
View to Castle Point near Garlieston
Tide out Wigtown Bay
A short ascent
Underground water channel
Remnants of quarry tramway system.
There appears to be a lot of iron under the surface.
The middle of the three large Kirkmabreck quarries
I went exploring !
Tramway Rope Wheel ?
Narrow Gauge Rail and other Iron
Shepherd, quad bike and sheep
River Cree and Minnigaff Hills view.
River Cree view
Descent back towards Creetown
Decided to take this panorama..............................
...............then squashed it !!
Almost an oil painting perhaps.
(A bit of fun anyway)
The door and knee of Cairnsmore behind Larg Farm
A very enjoyable morning out was concluded at the