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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Wigtownshire Ramblers Mull of Galloway August 2014

Saturday the 2nd of August 2014
It wiz blawin a hoolie as I made my way over to Scotland's most southerly point.
Parking in the car park at the Mull of Galloway, the rain by now was almost horizontal.
Our walk leader Scoop took the decision to shorten the eight mile walk to around eighty metres.  
We settled down to after walk refreshments in the Gallie Craig
After taking this picture Scoop got the girl behind the counter to take another one........... all nine of us featured.
For around an hour or so we talked rambling and put the world to right.
A short but very enjoyable outing.

Here's Scoop's walk report

Wigtownshire Ramblers 2nd August Mull of Galloway
Nine Ramblers made the supreme effort of walking from the car park at the Mull of Galloway down to the Gallie Craig. Torrential rain did not put off nine walkers from driving to a pretty miserable part of the country but it was decided that the eight mile figure of eight walk was just not feasible.  The alternative, to sit and relax in the coffee shop, drink tea and coffee and watch the rain teaming down outside, was voted a success but it is hoped that this will NOT become a frequent occurrence!  A walk in this usually beautiful area will be planned for in the Autumn/Winter programme when better weather might be possible.
Next week’s walk will be a moderate circular walk around Newton Stewart and its environs. Due to adverse ground conditions and forestry operations, the original planned climb of Craignelder has had to be abandoned.   Meet for car sharing at the Breastworks car park in Stranraer at 9.15 am or the walk start at the Riverside car park in Newton Stewart at 10am. For further details please phone the walk leader on 01671 403351. New members are always welcome.

Still here ?
Before jumping back in my car I decided on fairly quick circuit of the lighthouse area.
The picture above shows the cafe on the clifftop to the right while the short jagged protrusion on the next headland is the feature Gallie Craig, known as Scotland's most southerly point. 

There are some nice links on this web page.
Discover South West Scotland

I stopped to talk to drystone waller Martin Luebke. He was quite upbeat and happy enough to be working in the rain. Nice talking to you Martin. 

As I got back to my car I was really surprised at how many cars were turning up.
There are some intrepid folk out there.
I'd planned a shopping trip to Stranraer at some stage so today was the ideal opportunity.
A couple of bargains made it a worthwhile trip.

Changes to next weeks walk in Scoop's report.


  1. Same lovely rain fell in Central Scotland as well .

  2. Well done to Scoop Jim, and who can believe that amazing spot for a cafe?!

  3. A wise decision Jim. I went to the Commonwealth Games and there were a lot of soggy dripping people about trying to shelter anywhere they could. Brutal levels of rain there as well.


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