Sunday 24th May
Grade: B/C. Distance: 13/8 miles; 6/4 hours.Description: A splendid walk round this famous historic loch on good wide paths to Vane Farm. The C walkers finish here and arrangements will be made to return to Kinross. The B walkers continue on the newest section to complete circular walk. Ascent negligible. Leader: Robert Delamere
What a great day to walk 8/13 miles round this beautiful loch path. Although many SRC members were lucky enough to holiday elsewhere, Robert’s invite to his friends in Edinburgh Ski Club,…. gave us a friendly party of good company.
Robert welcomes the group
Looking west to Benarty Hill
Near Vane Farm
SRC and Ski Club. Margaret and John left at 9 miles to catch bus.
From the Hide…… Across the loch to Loch Leven Castle Island.
Sunday 17thth May
Grade: B. Distance: 11 miles Description: An enjoyable walk exploring the hillside to the north of Comrie with the route making good use of Landrover & hilltracks throughout. We firstly head up to Braefordie before crossing over to Balmuick where we gain a return route which takes us back to Comrie via Twenty Shilling Wood. Ascent 350m. Leader: Alan Philp
A brilliant day out in the hills around Comrie … great variations of walking…. and weather!
Thanks to Margaret Birks for photographic contributions
All lined up and ready to go
We make our way through the woods
At the old bridge
Climbing Creag Each….
…… and reaching the Trig Point
A well-earned afternoon break at the river
Ending with a visit to the spectacular Deil’s Cauldron
Friday 15th May
.Description: A ten minute boat crossing takes us to our own desert island on Loch Lomond, described as ‘natures supermarket’ for wildlife. On good paths we visit old church ruin and graveyard, west bay, bluebells and viewpoint looking towards Ben Lomond. We return after 2/3 hours. Leader: Denis Taylor
Something about this island makes you want to go back. No rain appeared until pub refreshments,…..made it a splendid day.
Inchcailloch (Scottish Gaelic: Innis na Cailleach) is an island on Loch Lomond in Scotland. It is 85 m at its highest point.
The name Inchcailloch means “Isle of the old woman”
Thank you to Heather, Christine & Denis for the lovely photos
Pirates of Inchcailloch…….. we set sail from Balmaha
Ben Lomond…. from the summit
A carpet of bluebells
We visited the ancient graveyard at the ruined church
A couple of lunchtime visitors at the little bay of Port Bawn in the south of the island
Time to go… .. our boat awaits
A visit to Tom Weir makes a perfect finish to our day
Friday 8th to Monday 11th May
A weekend in the heart of the Scottish Borders in the picturesque town of Melrose nestled below the Eildon Hills. We will visit St Ronan’s Well at Innerleithen on our journey down to Melrose. During the weekend a range of walks will be provided for all grades of walkers, some from the hotel. On our last day the opportunity to visit Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott, will be offered to weekenders.
A very enjoyable first weekend away for SRC…. . . made successful by the enthusiasm and good company of the participants!
Thank you to everyone.
Saturday walkers by the Tweed.
Eildon Trig Point
Now for the other one.
Descending to the village of Newstead
Gavin gets to the final of …..X FACTOR
Great to see Agnes.. on the road to recovery……. enjoying the fun
A lovely walk along the Tweed to Cauldshiels Loch on Sunday
Lunch at the loch