Backstage at the Gaiety
On Sunday, October 14, Ayr and District Rambling Club will offer two walks.
One group will head south to climb Cairnsmore of Fleet.
The nine- mile route starts at the car park near Muirfad and climbs gradually on a good track to the main summit ( 711m).
From here the walk follows a broad ridge, on poor tracks and open ground, to the south summit. Weather permitting, there will be fine views over much of southern Galloway and across the Solway Firth.
There is a fairly steep descent on rough ground over the Knee of Cairnsmore to a track that leads back to the start. For details, contact Del Orr on 01292 739331.
The alternative is a very scenic circular seven- mile walk starting from the walkers’ car park in Straiton village and following part of the Church Walk before joining a paved road going past Blairquhan Castle.
The route then follows the Water of Girvan before crossing over the river and starting a gentle climb onto Sclenteuch Moor and finally returning to Straiton.
The moor part of the walk has some soft ground conditions, so walkers should be prepared. For details, contact Mattie Templeton on 01292 570529.
For both walks, please meet at the Millbrae car park in Ayr at 8.50am. The Gaiety Theatre in Ayr is holding a tour of the historic venue this week.
Find out about the history and hear tales from one of Scotland’s oldest theatres at 7pm on tonight ( Wednesday).
Experience being on stage and gain access to areas that are not usually seen by the public, including backstage and the dressing rooms.
Tickets are limited, so be sure to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
This tour is wheelchair accessible for most areas.
For more info call The Gaiety on 01292 288235).