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AGM Walk Along The Ayrshire Coastal Path
18-10-2013

On September 20, 2013 during the IAT AGM, IAT/IATNL Chairperson Paul Wylezol joined a small group of walkers who departed Balloch, Scotland and traveled to Maidens on the southwest coast to walk a 6-mile (10-km) section of the Ayrshire Coastal Path (ACP). In addition to strolling sandy beaches and clifftop paths, the group walked the grounds of Culzean Castle and finished at Dunure Castle ruins.

(L-R) Jay Marrison (North York Moors National Park), Annie Wentzell (IATNL), Jimmy Begg (ACP), Earl Raymond (IAT Maine), Harry Peters (ACP), Sarah Ransome (North York Moors National Park), Mark Owen (South West Coast Path National Trail) and Paul Wylezol (IATNL)

But prior to starting the trek, the group stopped at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in nearby Alloway to visit the bard's 250-year old thatched roof cottage.

Earl Raymond, Annie Wentzell, Sarah Ransome, Jay Marrison, Jimmy Begg, Paul Wylezol & Mark Owen

Once on the trail, the group headed north on a long sandy kelp-washed beach before entering the 600-acre Culzean Estate, with its many tree and plant species.

The clifftop castle is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, but is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. It lies within the Culzean Castle Country Park and is featured on the reverse side of five pound notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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