Forteviot and Water of May (between Dunning & Bridge of Earn)

Sunday 26th July  Grade: C+. Distance: 7 miles; Description:A lovely walk along grassy lanes into Invermay Estate. Then following estate roads and woodland tracks, passing the ruins of Muckersie Chapel. Some quiet minor roads. Ascent 100m. Leader : Babs Butler

New territory for many of us as we walked from the bonnie village of Forteviot through estate, meadows and woods in this quiet area of Perthshire.  Thanks to Babs and Mary for an excellent (dry!) day out and for local history.

Dodgy art dealer shows off our BIG raffle prize. To be drawn at Tapas night on 4th Sept. Tickets from Elaine by email.

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Just after morning break at estate ponds.

Just after morning break at estate ponds.
Perthshire skyline view.

Perthshire skyline view.
SRC broke into ….” the hills are alive,…with the sound of music” at this point.

SRC broke into .... the hills are alive,...with the sound of music at this point.

Treehouse for rent ?
Trrehouse forr ent

SRC team Forteviot
SRC team Forteviot.

Blairdenon Circuit including Rommel’s Atlantic Wall

Sunday 19th July

Grade: B. Distance: 7 miles; . Description: From Sherrifmuir, a circuit covering Glentye, Greenfoot and Blairdenon Hills, returning via the remains of the World War 2 Atlantic Wall by Black Hill. Ascent 372m. Leader: Martin Scott-Smith

It was a perfect tonic to be on this interesting B walk led by Martin in his usual professional way.   We heard plenty of historical facts from the Wallace era to Rommel and the Atlantic Wall.   Due to holidays and weather forecast,   SRC enjoyed the smaller company which produced more suggestions for Mallaig weekend and future B walks for 2016 programmes from Martin, John and Alan.

At Wallace’s Stone, Sherrifmuir.

At Wallace's Stone, Sherrifmuir.

SRC on the up !

SRC on the up

At the Tiger Moth crash site

At the Tiger Moth crash site.

Lunch stop with threatening sky.

Lunch stop with threatening sky.

Remains of Atlantic Wall training area.

Remains of Atlantic Wall training area.

Gartmorn Dam – Sauchie Circuit

Sunday 12th July
Grade: C. Distance: 8 miles; Description: A circular walk on good paths and one short section on “Walker Friendly” road. Splendid views of the Ochills, Gartmorn Dam and surrounding countryside. We visit 15th cen Free Range Poultry Farm and is unsuitable for dogs. Ascent: An undulating walk with no steep ascents. Max height metres. Leader: John Hutcheson

Another interesting walk led by John was enjoyed by SRC.

Thanks to Heather & Babs for photos

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Millport, Isle of Cumbrae Circular.

Sunday 5th July 

Grade C+: 9/5 miles Meet/Time: COACH leaving VUE CP at 9 a.m for to Largs Pier. Map Ref:69/NS:201594. Description: A short ferry trip from Largs enjoying the fresh sea air, followed by a circular walk around the island on good roads with splendid views to Bute, Arran and beyond. (option to return to ferry by bus) or just come for a day’s visit to the Isle of Cumbrae and take bus both ways to Millport! Coach….£10……ferry fare to be paid from SRC Members Social Fund. Leader: Mary Westall

It might have been a poor weather forecast, however, that’s not how it turned out….
Mary’s well led walk only found the odd light shower,….. and we arrived in Millport  in sunshine…  where we found the chip shop… a gourmet’s haven!
To our delight,…we were once again treated to Sandra’s delicious …”Empire Biscuits”.

Land ahoy !

Land ahoy

Arriving Millport with Little Cumbrae in the background.

Arriving Millport with Little Cumbrae in the background.
Team Millport with Captain Agnes centre stage.

Team Millport with Captain Agnes centre stage.
SRC harbour diners.

SRC harbour diners.
What a forward line !

What a forward line !

Down to Fintry Bay,..looking North.

Down to Fintry Bay,..looking North.

Nearing the end of a great day!

Nearing the end of a great day.2