Newton Stewart: 22–23 March 2008

Accommodation
Minnigaff Youth Hostel
Location
Newton Stewart … Map of location
Organiser
Cath

Cath led us on a superb trip to Galloway in southern Scotland, although perhaps the highlight was the surprise birthday party for … Cath herself! The hostel was very nice (except for the showers – two showers for 40 people, single glazed sash windows and no radiators ... what were they thinking?). A great walk up Merrick on Saturday, bitterly cold but well worth wrapping up warm for, and with the added bonus that the usual boggy ground was frozen solid. On Sunday, we woke to find thick snow on the hills … good thing we'd gone up on Saturday!

Saturday

Distance
9 miles
Difficulty
Moderate
Location
Merrick … Map of start point
Leader
Cath
Loch Trool Walkers Culsharg Woods View Snow Lunchtime Merrick Benyellary Snow and clouds Summit of Merrick Kate sunbathing

Sunday

Distance
10 miles
Difficulty
Moderate
Location
Glen Trool … Map of start point
Leader
Cath
River Snow on the hills Dalane Cottage Water of Trool Woods Loch Trool Loch Trool Loch Trool Paul with camera Loch Trool Bruce's Stone Loch Trool

Photos by Stevie