A pleasant run today on the CBF250 along the Water of Girvan (or River Girvan) in South Ayrshire on a sunny, but cool day. The river is only 28 miles long but took me through some nice scenery with a few interesting discoveries.
|The mouth of the river as it enters the Firth of Clyde|
|A few miles inland at Old Dailly are the ruins of the 14th century church. This was abandoned in 1695 and seems to have been left untouched for three centuries.|
|Some the gravestones look ancient (note skull & crossbones)|
|Old cast iron road sign|
|Tranquil countryside at Aird Bridge, east of Dailly|
|Drumgirnam Bridge, 1799.|
|I like the "smiley face" keystone. "Comic mask" according to Historic Scotland|
|Old street water pump in Crosshill|
The river starts from Brandan Loch, a reservoir. There is a rough track round the loch - The CBF is ok for some trail riding but I was too far from civilisation to risk a puncture or a crash.