| Meeting Point : ||Whitelee Windfarm |
| Departure Time : ||10:30: |
The October Weekend
Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th October 2017
Meet at 10:00 for a 10:30ish departure
Whitelee Windfarm, Eaglesham
For this year’s October outing, and to say our farewell to the programmed runs of 2017, we are starting at Whitelee Windfarm around 1030 - 1045hrs.
The Visitors centre opens at 1000hrs and there is a café on site for that valuable cuppa & snack before we proceed onwards towards Girvan for Lunch, then to our overnight stop at Dryfesdale Country house Hotel in Lockerbie.
Our Sunday run will take us south to the Border & weather permitting, along the Solway coast before returning to Gretna for lunch. Afterwards we proceed northeast towards Hawick before finishing at Peebles.
Day 1 (131 miles) - From Whitelee the run takes us across to the Ayrshire Coast via Mauchline, Drongan, Maybole, Turnberry & onwards to Girvan where we will have lunch at the Woodlands Bay Restaurant around 12:30hrs.
Setting off after lunch around 13:30hrs, we will leave the Ayrshire coast and head inland to Daily, Dalmelington, Carsphairn, Monaive, Duncow then onwards to Lockerbie arriving around 16:00hrs.
Day 2 (134 miles) - A leisurely departure time of 10:30hrs will see us heading south to Annan where we will have a refuel stop at Tesco then onwards to Gretna and across the border, where if the weather is suitable, head along the coast to Bowness on Solway before heading back to Gretna & the old Blacksmith shop for lunch around 12:30hrs.
After lunch we head north to join the A7 towards Hawick before heading to Innerleithen and eventually to Peebles where we will finish the run.
The Cross Keys pub is just a short walk for those wishing a quick bite to eat before heading homeward.
Summary of stops
Lunch Day 1 – Woodlands Bay – sandwiches, sausage rolls, cake, tea or coffee at £7.50 pp.
Dinner Bed & Breakfast – Dryfesdale Hotel – 15 rooms being held for members until end of July, then it will be “by availability”.
The Hotel cost will be £69 pp DBB with a £15 single supplement.
Please contact them direct on 01576 202427 mentioning the booking in relation to the MX5 Club.
A non refundable deposit of £50 will be required to secure your booking.
Lunch Day 2 – Gretna at the Blacksmith Restaurant – soup, sandwiches, tea or coffee are available within the complex as well as the following group menu options.
Home made soup or melon cocktail
Traditional haggis, neeps & tatties
Gretna Green steak pie
Chicken wrapped in bacon with BBQ sauce
Scottish haddock & chips
Tipsy Laird whisky trifle
Scottish cheeseboard with oatcakes
All menus are served with either potatoes or chips and seasonal vegetables, tea/coffee and tap water.
One course £7.99, 2 courses £8.99, 3 courses £9.99
We hope to have reserved seating for the group.
Potentially a quick pit stop at Langholm to see if the Ice cream man is there, as enjoyed by many last year!.
Here’s hoping the weather is good to take in the scenery on the routes.
A raffle will be held with the proceeds this year going to -
Children's Hospice Association Scotland and Combat Stress
Donations of prizes are always welcome.
Event Organisers: Marcia & Raymond
02 - Marcia & Raymond
04 - Bobbie & Richard
06 - Drew & Ali
08 - Hugh & Karine
10 - Alan & Rosie
12 - James & Joyce
14 - Carol & Evan
16 - Ian & Irene
| 9th Jul 2017 19:07 :: Marcia & Raymond|
| 11th Jul 2017 22:23 :: Susan|
Looks good but I'll be at the start of my Thai adventure when you all set off 😁😎🐘
| 14th Jul 2017 19:15 :: Bobbie& Richard|
Room Booked. We will be there.
| 15th Jul 2017 15:01 :: Drew & Ali|
| 28th Jul 2017 15:44 :: Hugh & Karine|
Room booked, rarin' to go!
| 12th Aug 2017 18:03 :: alan & rosie|
ONLY FIVE ROOMS LEFT.
| 13th Aug 2017 19:32 :: James & Joyce|
Room booked - we can't wait for our next adventure with the club!
| 14th Aug 2017 21:02 :: Carol & Evan|
| 18th Aug 2017 11:37 :: Ian & Irene|
See you all in October. Room booked