Major Advance at Balkenna

Even by Jimmy Begg’s unrelenting standards, last Thursday was a lengthy shift for the bridge-builders. Due to the unexpectedly early availability of the telegraph poles for the bridge beams, work continued after a lunch break until a finish around 3.00pm! The...

Balkenna Progress – 10 May

Further good progress was made on the bridge construction this week. Jimmy and Gus made up the template and drilled the sleepers, which pleasingly slid over the dowels without snagging. The rest of the team gathered loads of stones and filled the gap under the hut...

Welcome change from humphing boulders

Seven Pathminders decided to take a day off normal duties for a highly sociable round of golf at Seafield. No scores were declared afterwards for fear of embarrassment but all agreed it was a fun day and it should be repeated occassionally. John Ferguson got lucky at...

Round-Britain Walkers meet on Ayrshire Coastal Path

An unusual coincidence happened last week on the Ayrshire Coastal Path. Two couples who, independently, are walking the entire British coastline (3861 miles over 9 months!) in opposite directions, accidently bumped into each other on a section of the path between Ayr...

Balkenna Progress – 3 May

More good work on the bridge abutments today with all dowell bars set in place ready to receive the sleeper bearings. Much mixing of the fast-setting concrete exercised the enthusiastic work party. North abutment South Abutment The day was brightened by the appearance...

First of Blue Bins Planted – 25 April

The initial roll-out of the blue bins took place this week at Balkenna and Turnberry. These are being installed at strategic points on the path to encourage walkers to remove plastic litter from the beaches for recycling. ACP Path Wardens will be resposible for the...

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