A trip around rural East Ayrshire, Scotland in Spring


Today, I am posting a collection of images taken this morning in course of a cycle ride around part of East Ayrshire.

As the images herein illustrate, this part of East Ayrshire (S.W. Scotland) mainly comprises rolling farmland populated by cattle, dairy farming and sheep with few arable crops. The farms seem to be traditional, relatively small scale, 'mom and pop' type enterprises.

The eclectic mix of images includes flowers, colourful tree blossom, a windfarm, bull, Highland Cow and a ruined 16th century castle.

This colourful plant was growing on the side of the road. As far as I can ascertain, it is named Nemophila Menziesii which suggests it was brought to Scotland from California by famous Scottish plant hunter Archibald Menzies (1754-1842)

Group of young calves

Part of a windfarm

Highland Cow

Cherry blossom

Ruins of Corsehill Castle at Stewarton which date from the 16th century. The bright yellow flowers are gorse.

Horse, which has been rolling in the mud-or something!

Rural landscape



Farm house and associated buildings

Overall, a pleasant and rewarding trip, albeit in fairly low temperatures.


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