Goldenberry Hill - baby steps

The weather has been dreich for yonks and I was starting to get a bit stir crazy so we grabbed that very narrow weather window of opportunity before we got engulfed by even more stonkingly dreich weather. The latest physio regime is to maintain my baseline to minimise any aggravation so it was time to bag another local HuMP with the perfect distance Goldenberry Hill.
There is limited parking on the road at Ardneil Farm but we were fortunate as there was only one other car there. It was very blustery as we set off and knew it wasn't going to ease off. There is a good track practically all the way to the top which you can't miss due to the mobile mast station (allright for those on Orange) There is a gate to climb over but nothing too strenuous.

Well it was entertaining trying to remain upright and that was only at 140m. Thank goodness we weren't any higher. There is actually quite a lot occupying the summit of this wee hill other than the mast station. To get to the trig and the very nice cairn you have to negotiate the electric fence and the locked gate in the very nicely constructed stone wall. From that highest point you do get a very nice perspective on the Firth of Clyde and the Ayrshire coast along with very  different views of Ayrshire's industry in Hunterston Powers Station and Terminal.

Before too long we were back at the car. I had taken it at a very slow steady pace, had been using my poles and the knee didn't appear to be squealing too much except on uneven ground or any twisting movement. Fingers crossed for no more setbacks. As we were about to get into the car we spotted some windsurfers who looked like they were having fun, brave!!!


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