Sunday 26th April
Grade: C+/C. Distance: 8/6.5 miles; Walk east round the loch, past Mill Lade to Linlithgow Bridge. Then take the River Avon path to the Union Canal, follow the towpath to the bridge leading to Williamcraigs House, past the golf course and back to the canal. Towpath from here leads us back to Town,….ending at Dog….Wynd. Leaders: Denis Taylor/Elaine Stevenson.
We celebrated Mary Queen of Scots Homecoming with ….Edinburgh Ramblers….on Sunday,…. with many changes in the weather. A grand day of fellowship was had by all.
Gathering at the Cross
Mary and her audience……. the new statue was unveiled only the day before (25th April) in the grounds of Linlithgow Palace
They just kept coming.
Morning break by the loch
…….. with views across to Linlithgow Palace
Thursday 23rd April
Grade: C+. Distance: 8 miles; Description: A circular walk from Caldercruix to Hillend Reservoir and Lilly Loch. A good variation of views, scenes and 🎣 fishing activity to enjoy,…. plus the historic interest in the village itself….known at one time as the “blotting paper capital of the world.” Leader: Denis Taylor.
We welcomed two guests on our walk yesterday,…..Malcolm and Michael. A perfect sunny day with a cool breeze gave us another fine day and company.
Thanks to Sandra for those scrumptious …..Empire Biscuits ! 😛
East access road.
Could this be cast ……. casting?
Lilly Loch……. Are they swallows or swifts?
Returning along old railway line
Sunday 19th April
Grade: C+. Distance: 7 miles; A walk to Cockburn Reservoir then cross-country to Waltersmuir Reservoir continuing to Lossburn Reservoir. Returning via Sherrifmuir. An undulating walk with negligible ascent. Leader: Martin ScottSmith
Another classic walk from Martin with spectacular views, witches and Ochils history, that make his walks so enjoyable.
We were joined by a “well kent face” from the past, …..Jean Kerr from Belfast,….now residing in Fife and our latest member.
Northern views start to appear
Snow still about.
Pause to enjoy Northern views and identify peaks.
Dumyat in silhouette…. as Martin gives us a little bit of history of the Ochils
At Pendreich Stone,…..team SRC.
Sunday 12th April
Grade: C+. Distance: 8 miles; . Description: From main New Lanark Centre we walk on good paths to the famous ‘Falls of Clyde.’ We then cross to the South path and follow river to Kirkfieldbank and return. Leader: John Baillie
The forecast wasn’t so good, however, walk leader John was still well supported on this fine circular walk,…..including peregrine falcon view point, “Falls of Clyde” and beautiful tree carvings.
The Falls of Clyde
See,…..the rain did stop !
Beautiful wood smell and craftsmanship,…. can only be days old.
Looking along the Clyde to New Lanark Centre
Sunday 5th April
Grade: B. Distance: 8 miles; 5 hours. Meet/time: At start of walk at Pendreich Forestry CP at 10am. Map Ref:NS810976. Description: By Dumyat to Jerah Farm and round Loss Hill to Jerah Copper Mine. Returning via Lossburn Reservoir across Ochil Moor. Ascent 415m Leader: Martin ScottSmith
We had a wonderful 6 hours in the Ochils yesterday,…..where leader Martin was well supported.
Dumyat, Lossburn Reservoir and a climb to Jerah Copper Mine gave us a fine day out.
Returning to Meadowpark for refreshments completed our day.
Winding our way up Dumyat from Sherrifmuir
Wallace Monument and distant hills emerging from the clouds.
Nearly there ! Gargunnock Hills in the distance.
Northern snow covered peaks,…..rise above unusual cloud formation.
Heading for copper mine.
Jerah mine being viewed by prospectors
Lossburn Reservoir and Dumyat.