Burntisland to Dalgety Bay (Fife Coastal Path)

Sunday 28th June

Grade: C. Distance: 8 miles; . Description: We will take service bus to Burntisland and return by Fife Coastal Path to Dalgety Bay. Splendid views all day to the islands of the Forth, Edinburgh, Dalmeny Estate and the Bridges.

Leaders: Catherine & Kemal Subasciaki

One heavy shower and then perfect sunny conditions to view the Firth of Forth and all its many small islands and landmarks beyond.   Perfect day,….well led by Catherine .. assisted by Kemal as back marker
Thanks to Elaine for photos.
Catherine leads into Aberdour
Perfect stop for lunch at the harbour
……. like being on holiday!
Passing Downans Plantation
Splendid view of Inchcolm Island,  St Colm’s Abbey and Allermuir Hill in the distance.

Dumyat Circular from Menstrie.. leading walk for Open Secret Charity Hillwalk

Saturday 20th June

Grade:B. Distance: 6 miles; . We will be leading walk on behalf of Open Secret Charity who have centres in Falkirk-Alloa-Stirling.  Sponsorship will be managed by the charity. Ascent 418m. Leader: Martin ScottSmith

It was no secret that we led friendly staff and their  friends for the charity “Open Secret” to the top of Dumyat today,…..in fine dry weather.  Walk leader Martin informed the company of the many layers of history to be found in these beautiful hills,……and SRC look forward to Martin’s leadership and future walks in our new programme.

Thank you to Bobby Rennie and Denis for the photos

First steep section completed

Looking back

Brief stop on way up

On the way up

…. and up…

Dumyat climb 2

At the summit ..SRC with Open Secret staff and friends,….Pentland Hills in the distance.

SRC with staff and friends,....Pentland Hills in the distance.

Lunchtime stop on Dumyat.

Lunchtime stop on Dumyat
Heading down looking west.

Heading down looking west.
Looking over Alva to Saline and Knock Hill.

Looking over Alva to Saline and Knock Hill.

Dunglass to Dunbar

Sunday 14th June

Grade:B/C. Distance: 10/7 miles; COACH Description: This coastal walk used to be the first section of the John Muir Way until it was relaunched in late 2014.  It’s a beautiful walk following the coastline with its many fine landmarks and beaches ….ending at the golf course, Dunbar   Leader: Denis Taylor.

To leave drizzle this morning and find eastern sunshine,……was a welcoming tonic.

Just after Dunglass.

Just after Dunglass
Beach lunch for some ……

Beach lunch
……Posh seats for others

Posh seats.
Heading for Barns Ness Lighthouse.

Heading for Barns Ness Lighthouse

Leving Barns Ness Lighthouse

Golf course path.

Golf course path begins.3
Dunbar not far now with the Bass Rock on the horizon

Dunbar not far now with the Bass Rock on the horizon

Garden Party in Erskine

Friday 12th June

Another smashing day for SRC at Agnes’s home in Erskine. Hostess Agnes, looking great, treated us to food and wine in her garden…  Thanks to Rob for the music and Janice and Rob for transport ……..allowing others a little refreshment.  🍹 🍻

Erskine 8

Hosted by Agnes

Erskine 2

Music from Rob

Erskie 1



Lendrick Loop (near Brig o’ Turk)

Sunday 7th June

Grade: C+. Distance: 7miles; Description: A lovely walk in the Trossachs  with spectacular views to surrounding lochs and mountains. Leader: Annette Scott

Annette couldn’t have chosen a better day for this glorious walk in the Trossachs.
Mountains, lochs and waterfalls gave us all day splendid views.    Reflections and conversation were enjoyed further at the Lade Inn, Kilmahog afterwards.

A compilation of the day from Margaret Birks

Mgt Compiltion

Ben Venue backdrop at start of walk.

Ben Venue backdrop at start of walk.
Bluebells coffee break.

Bluebells coffee break.
Loch Venachar comes into view.

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Lunchtime views to Ben Gullipen.

Lunchtime views to Ben Gullipen.
Team Trossachs with Glen Finglas view.

Team Trossachs with Glen Finglas view

Kemal snapped us  enjoying refreshments and relaxing in the sunshine after the walk

Lade Inn

Glen Tarken Circular

Sunday 31st May

Grade: B. Distance: 8.5 miles Description: A pleasant circular walk to the North of Loch Earn, starting and ending in oak woodlands, with good tracks through wild moorland and views over Loch Earn. Ascent 400m  Leader: Margaret Birks.

A great walk led by Margaret with all day spectacular views of this beautiful remote area.  With a blustery west wind, some short spells of drizzle,…. out came the sun ⛅️ late morning to be with us all day!

Cloudy Vorlich in the distance

Heading into Glen Tarken.1

Heading into Glen Tarken.

Heading into Glen Tarken.3

Looking towards the head of Glen Tarken

Looking towards the head of Glen Tarken..
Round every corner spectacular views.

Round every corner spectacular views.
Jerusalem…….the ruins of a township due to the Highland Clearances

Beat this for afternoon break ?  Snow on Vorlich.

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What a view across a choppy Loch Earn to end a walk!  Water sculpture on left at hotel jetty.

What a view across a choppy Loch Earn to end a walk. Water sculpture on left at hotel jetty.