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Portencross Wander

Posted in Ayrshire with tags , on March 31, 2011 by ayrshiretiger

Just a quick post about a wander we had at the weekend to Portencross, a hidden corner of North Ayrshire.

Portencross Castle has now been fully restored but unfortunately I didn’t take any photos! It wasn’t open but I’m sure we’ll be back in the summer for a proper look round.

We had a good scramble around the rocks and got great views across to Little Cumbrae.

Craig enjoying the view to Little Cumbrae

Craig enjoying the view to Little Cumbrae

Craig enjoying the rocks!

Craig enjoying the rocks!

We then followed the good path north towards Hunterston Power Station. Further on we deviated from the path to have a wander through a lovely wood which had lots of wild garlic – much to Craig’s amusement we persuaded him to eat some! There were also plenty of opportunities for tree climbing…

Craig in his natural habitat!

Craig in his natural habitat!

It's hard work climbing trees!

It's hard work climbing trees!

Above the wood is an interesting rock formation known as the Three Sisters above which we kept seeing a Buzzard being hounded by the local seagulls! Unfortunately it was too far away to get a decent photo.

The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters

We must have spent about four hours wandering covering all of two miles, but I think that shows just how interesting this wee corner of Ayrshire is. We will definitely be back now the nights are getting lighter!

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