On Sunday 30th September the Clyde Muirshiel Ranger Service led a 14.5km guided walk to North Ayrshire’s highest waterfall, the Garnock Spout. As the walk coincided with the Ordnance Survey’s ‘National Get Outside Day’ there was no excuse to not get off the trails and stride out over the hills and moorland of North Ayrshire to discover the area’s tallest water feature!
The route made use of the new hydro scheme track just outside of Kilbirnie before heading over the moorland to the summit of Black Law and weaving across the burns and bogs to arrive at Garnock Spout. The last few days of rain meant the falls were in full flow and provided a spectacular back drop for lunch!
It was a blustery day with a few heavy showers, but everyone managed to enjoy some sunshine and blue skies before making their way back to Kilbirnie!
Our next Ranger led walk is on Sunday 21th October and starts in Fairlie and will loop around to summit Kaim Hill.
The walks are free but booking is essential as spaces are limited to 12 people!