Sunday 25th January
Grade: C. Distance: 7 miles; 4 hours. Description: An easy walk following paths, tracks and disused railway line to Crieff.
Leader: Annette Scott
On a dry damp day with not so good forecast, Annette led us down the pleasant back roads and paths to join the Earn footpath. Many interesting landmarks, views and friendly chats, made this another enjoyable walk.
Meet-up at old church in Muthill
Heading Crieff direction.
Not quite the Rialto Bridge, however, happy walkers.
Interesting plaque at old rail bridge that crossed the Earn
Light at the end of the old railway tunnel.
Friday 23rd January
What a day members Annette and Douglas Scott organised for us at Bridge of Allan golf club,…with us all receiving a garland on arrival. Singer/songwriter Rob Griffith, ukulele band, poetry readings, mandolin/guitar act, fiddler and a visit from a guy who looked like Chic Murray,…. provided an excellent day’s entertainment……..free. 😊
A Burns meal of soup, haggis, neeps and tatties followed by clootie dumpling and cream,..went down a treat. 😛
Thanks to all who attended another great day out with Stirling Rambling Club.
Ukulele band sing-along.
Enjoying the entertainment
Maestro Douglas, Suzanne and Tom enjoy their meal
A surprise visitor …. Could this really be the famous Chic Murray?
She opened the door in her nightdress,..I thought,…what a funny place for a door. 😄
SRC member Rob Griffith – singer/songwriter
Our Paisley members with Christine looking well again.
Mike and Anne. That haggisismajick. 😛
Sunday 18th January
Grade: C+. Distance: 8 miles; 4.5 hours. Description: Walk takes in Tillicoultry Coal Mine, Harvieston Estate and Tait Burial Ground, Woodland Park, Silver Mines and finishes via Alva Glen. Ascent 150m Leader: John Hutcheson
On a chilly, frosty but sunny morning, led by John Hutcheson, we had a splendid walk augmented by informative history talks of the families and industries that once were located in the Hillfoots.
Alva Glen was stunning on this beautiful walk and day
Heading for the river Devon.
The site of Harvistoun Castle. Beautiful red cedar tree.
Heading for the silver mine
Onward to Alva Glen with Wallace Monument in the distance
Happy lady walkers having a break
Spectacular waterfall in Alva Glen
Anyone for a swim?
Sunday 11th January
Grade: C. Distance: 6 miles; 4 hours. Description: Taking in Logie Kirk Churchyard, Airthrey Castle & Standing Stones, Hermitage Wood and Mine Woods & Copper Mine. Leader: Martin ScottSmith
On a wet, wet, wet day……10….,of us braved the elements to complete an excellent historical walk in the surrounding areas of Bridge of Allan,….. led by Martin – with many interesting stories from the past.
Robert treated us to a series of….”crowd selfies” photos with his new selfie stick,….the’ must have’ accessory now for walkers.
Also photos from Heather. Thanks to both.
Joan’s mother was the first woman to cross this bridge over the Allan Water.
Searching for silver at the mine.
The Airthrey Stone – an ancient Pictish standing stone. It is believed that it commemorates the site of a battle in 843 AD when, the Scots under King Kenneth MacAlpine defeated the Picts. View of snowy Dumyat beyond.
Airthrey Castle on our way to old Logie Kirk.
At the old Copper Mine – Robert tries out his selfie stick!
Pleasant surprise,…you’re early ! Snowdrops!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Sunday 4th January
Grade: C. Distance: 8 miles; 4 hours. Description An easy level walk and good mileage along the old Military Road with splendid views to what is known as the ‘Southern Highlands’. We skirt around Kippen’s local paths and return by a similar route
Leader: Denis Taylor.
A dry and cold day was enjoyed by…..19…..of us today who enjoyed the chat and the landmarks pointed out by members between and in these historical villages a stone’s throw from Stirling.
Leaving Gargunnock, walking along ‘The Beeches’
Then following the Military Road.
Pause at Watson House, Gargunnock.
Passing the cottages at Glentirramuir, just before Kippen
What was Smiddy, Coach House and Black Bull Inn Kippen.
Old graveyard and gable of church.