Sunday 26th October
Grade: C+. Distance: 8 miles; 4.5 hours. Map Ref:64/NS563795 Description: We pick up the West Highland Way and walk to Glengoyne distillery returning along the Loch Katrine pipeline route to Strathblane. An easy open walk with views of the Campsies. Leader: Agnes Doleman
The magnificent 7 bravely left Strathblane for the ‘Gowk Stane’ and looking for some luck to turn off the rain. No joy for any of us and onward we walked along the West Highland Way to Dumgoyne Distillery and returned by the Loch Katrine pipeline route. You do get a soaking on a day like this, however, there is an inner satisfaction experienced to have been part of Mother Nature when walk ends.
Cover amongst the cattle.
The Blane Water tells it all.
Lunch on the logs.
The expression from the barmaid when we told her we’d been walking in today’s weather !
Sunday 19th October
Grade: B/C. Distance: 10/6 miles; 6/4 hours. Description: A chance to enjoy Perthshire’s most spectacular autumn colours walking on good paths from Pitlochry and Loch Faskally to Killiecrankie, returning via the bottom of Craiggower. Good terrain will suit C+ walkers who don’t mind the distance. Ascent 250m (B). C walkers will walk to Killiecrankie where they will be picked up and bussed back to have some free time in Pitlochry
Leader: Alan Philp.
Although some rain at the start of the walk, 25 walkers were led and entertained by Alan on this beautiful walk to Killicrankie,….returning by forest and golf course paths to Pitlochry for refreshments.
A warm welcome was given to a good walking friend from way back,….. Margaret Birks.
Thanks to Alan, our walk leader and Colleen of Devon Coaches for making this coach walk happen and to Denis for the photos.
The happy gang of walkers
Through Faskally Wood
Beautiful autumn colours along the River Garry
A bonus visit to the Enchanted Forest – eeriie music & fountains in Faskally Wood.The Soldier’s Leap
On our way to the Killiecrankie Visitor Centre for lunch
B walkers return
…. almost back at pub to meet the others
Friday 10th October
Join us on our visit. Free tickets available. Meet/time: SECC, Glasgow (just inside venue hall) at 11am. There is a free bus running regularly from outside Queen St station.
A happy gang at the 50+ Show – notice all the freebies!
(Robert, Ilona & Kemal were also with us but we didn’t manage to catch them on camera)
‘Ma chinas!’ – could Francie & Josie be the latest members of Stirling Rambling Club?
Francie modelling our latest Back Markers outfit.
Where’s the bus?
Sunday 5th October
Grade: B. Distance: 8 miles; 4.5 hours. Meet/time: 9.30am. at VUE Cinema CP or start of walk at 10am at Bracklinn Falls CP, Callander, Map Ref: 57/NN637083. Description: Walking from Callander, a gentle ramble on a good tracks through woodland and open moorland. Excellent views from the summit. Ascent 405m Leader: Annette Scott
Thanks to Heather for contributing photos
We went to have a look at the Red Well
The flow of ‘red’ water
Misty tops as we walk
Break over the Keltie Water
View from the summit of Meall Leahan Dhail looking towards Loch Venachar
At the summit
Annette leads us back to base
– downhill all the way!
…. and over the Bracklinn Falls Bridge.