Ayr & District Rambling Club have recently made a sizeable donation to the Ayrshire Coastal Path. This will allow us to continue our maintenance and development programme.

Trail Manager Jimmy Begg commented: “We are well aware that ADRC use and enjoy the path a lot – having encountered small and large groups of members tramping a section on which we were doing maintenance work – and receiving smiles and their grateful thanks for what we so.

And this is ‘mothers’ milk’ to our Pathminders – as we in turn appreciate the fact that now, no matter where or when we are out working on a winter project or routine summer strimming, we invariably encounter walkers on the Path – a sign that our vision and all our hard work over the past fifteen years is bearing fruit in abundance.

Jimmy continued: “It is too difficult to be specific on what this magnificent cheque will be spent on, since ‘maintenance’ covers things like biannual servicing of our mower and brushcutters, and some of the fuel costs incurred with distant projects at Glenapp or Knock Hill, Largs; or purchasing new plastic marker posts and postcrete; and just now, some new hand tools and other kit for our equipment stock – to save on borrowing those of our Pathminders.

A current project of replacing a bridge at Drumshang,  which was inadequate to carry the quad bike and flail machine required for maintaing the path, required some purchased materials, although as usual we use recycled sleepers and gather local stones to form the abutments.

We also have a programe of replacing old signage, and the donation from Ayr & District Rambling Club allows us to do such works.

Thanks you very much and please “keep on walking”!

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