Ram­blers head for hills of glenochar

Ayrshire Post - - Around Ayr -

On Satur­day Ayr & District Ram­bling Club are of­fer­ing two walks.

The more stren­u­ous walk starts at Glenochar, near El­van­foot, and is on quad bike tracks, an­i­mal tracks and open heather and grass.

The dis­tance is 6.25 miles with about 1900 feet of as­cent.

The route heads west to­wards the re­mains of Glenochar Cas­tle and skirts around Dod­din Hill then as­cends Kneesend and on to Dun Law ( 677m).

The walk con­tin­ues along a broad ridge to White Law, de­scends and climbs grad­u­ally to Black Law and on to Lousie Wood Law.

From the trig point the route heads to Cou­p­land Gair and de­scends to the ru­ined Glenochar Cas­tle be­fore re­join­ing the track back to the cars.

For de­tails con­tact De­nis Duke on 01294 239070.

The more leisurely op­tion is a 7.5 mile cir­cu­lar walk, start­ing at Loch Bradan and fol­low­ing the loch shore. The route pro­ceeds through Tair­law Plan­ta­tion to re­turn to the start.

The walk is pre­dom­i­nantly on for­est tracks and a grassy path, with fine views of the loch and sur­round­ing hills. For de­tails con­tact John Wal­ter on 01292 560341.

To join either walk meet at the Mill­brae car park in Ayr at 8.50am.

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