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Goldenberry Hill

We had such high hopes for today.  The weather bods were giving it blue skies all round.  They forgot to tell North Ayrshire that.  Not to worry, we were only planning a wee wander so it was off to the local HuMP to show our visitor a not very well kent part of the region.

Within half an hour we were on top of Goldenberry Hill.  The hill has a great viewpoint.  It sits above Hunterston Nuclear Power Station with unrestricted views north, west and south of the Firth of Clyde.  Disappointingly the cloud was obscuring Arran Argyll, Bute and definitely no chance of seeing the Arrochar Alps.  Poor Kate has been to our wee part of Ayrshire twice and is yet to even get a glimpse of Arran.  We had a mess about on top and then got talking to a couple who had approached from the north east.  The decision was taken to descend in this direction but to cut in just before the power station to loop back via Portencross.  It didn't quite work out that way though...........

Kate, Steve & Craig on top
Steve's turn to top the trig
And then  showing us his impressive take off ;-)
If you go down to the woods today..............

Hunterston Power Station

We went over the fence and followed a wall that we thought would take us down at the edge of the woods at the northern end of the Three Sisters cliffs.  What we actually did was follow the wood back to a point about 100m west of the summit of Goldenberry Hill.  Ah well you can't beat a nice wee wander in the woods.

So back to the car and a short drive down to Portencross for Craig to perfect his stone skimming.  All in all, not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon.


  1. Looks like a fun day out. I'm sure Kate knows better by now than to expect decent weather in Scotland.

    The forecast was way off yesterday for us as well, mind you!

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  3. Not sure what went on to lead to your comment disappearing Mark - I am blonde after all !!!!! Maybe I should leave this technology thing alone

    Yes, it is a nice wee wander even in not so good weather.


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