August Walk

We caught the 09.50 bus from Largs Main Street to the Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium. We set off up the track to the Kilburn Wind Farm so that we could visit the crash site of Fairey Firefly DT977 on Blaeloch Hill. We arrived at the Control and Education centre having had a couple of rain showers, where we stopped for a snack. Having spotted the Arran ferry and some other landmarks se set off again heading for the Wardlaw Wood Wind Farm that would enable us to walk down to Dairy. After about 30 minutes or so we realised we had forgotten to visit the crash site – Aaah! – but too late turn back.

We successfully navigated our way across 500m or so of very boggy ground between the wind farm service road networks. and then set off down towards Dairy. At the wind farm’s Control Centre, turned left, leaving the site exit road and followed a farm track to the farm and the lane down towards Dairy. We arrived in Dalry at 14,30 or so, just in time to get something to eat and a drink in a local café before heading to the railway station to catch the train back to Largs.

Although there were only three of us, the walk was great, the conversation fascinating and the weather much better than it might have been – we saw plenty of rain squalls passing either side of us and we only had three or four showers.

An excellent day out. We might need to repeat it now and go to the crash site!