Sunday 30th August Grade: C+. Distance: 8 miles; A circular walk taking in Bavelaw Castle, Loganlea and Glencourse Reservoirs, returning via Craigentarrie. Leader: Rob Griffith.
Great day and turnout on the sunny Pentland Hills that gives the walker views that express the beauty of this area ….a stone’s throw from the City centre.
Friday 4th September 1st ANNIVERSARY MEAL–TAPAS Night at The FORGE in Menstrie
Blue sky horizon.
Pause at hillside heather.
On the homeward route
… winding back through the hills
Bavelaw Castle Drive.
Sunday 23rd August
Grade: B. Distance: 10 miles; We take the train from Dumbarton East Station to Kilpatrick Station for the start of the walk. There is a steady ascent of Kilpatrick Braes on a good track to Loch Humphrey where we cross onto moorland to climb Fynloch Hill, Duncolm and Doughnot Hill. Our return is by Lang Craigs and Overtoun Estate to Dumbarton East Station. There are splendid views over Loch Lomond to the Highlands as well as westwards to the Clyde Estuary and Argyll Mountains. Good paths and trampled moorland routes. Ascent 400m Leader: John Hutcheson
Although an 8.30am meet up and train to catch,……a perfect day and walk led by John, he took us to remote and beautiful areas with views of familiar distant peaks and glens all day. Completing this terrific walk,…we all wish a return to the Kilpatrick Hills to explore further walks.
River Clyde morning break view.
SRC trio passing Loch Humphrey.
Approaching Duncolm to be rewarded with lunchtime views.
SRC. Team Duncolm at the summit.
Slight breeze keeps us cool at lunch break.
Approaching Fyn Loch.
Doughnot Hill. I asked John if it was Doughnot or a Meringue ? He said no, your right,…it’s Doughnot ! 😄
Dumbarton Rock comes into view as we wind downhill at the end of a wonderful day.
Friday 21st August
Grade: C. Distance: 8 miles; We walk on good paths through Wester Shore Wood to Hopetoun House and the aptly named Society,…. with good views of the new Forth crossing. Returning past Abercorn Church and Midhope Castle to start. Now part of the John Muir Way. Leader: Denis Taylor
Another dry sunny day,….. other than a short shower in Hopetoun Estate where their large old trees gave us perfect shelter.
SRC. Team Blackness.
The old and new from the Garrison of Blackness Castle to the new Queensferry Crossing.
Blackness Promenade,…..well sort of !
Shore round Hopetoun Estate.
Longannet in the distance
Sunday 16th August
Grade:C+. Distance:8 miles. Scenic walk along West Sands to NB for lunch stop and then continuing through golf course to Tantallon Castle. Got to be one of the best coastal walks with Berwick Law and Bass Rock views.Leader: Denis Taylor.
What a perfect day to do a coastal walk …with added bonus … being able to walk the beach to North Berwick at low tide. Agnes and others also enjoyed the delights of the town on this sun filled day.
SRC. Team Dirleton at The Green.
Fine sand,…fine company. Craigleith and Bass Rock in the distance.
Round the Glen golf course, North Berwick.
Canty Bay near Tantallon Castle.
Anyone for a dip ?
Mary leads from Canty Bay with the Isle of May on the horizon.
Sunday 9th August Grade: C. Distance: 7.5 miles; 4 hours. Meet/time: Leaving 10.30am from Mill Row CP below Cathedral.. (fork left approaching High St)). Map Ref: NN781015. Description: A scenic and straightforward riverside walk linking Dunblane, with its attractive Cathedral and interesting main street, with the pretty villages of Ashfield and Kinbuck. Walking on minor roads , paths and field tracks. Lovely river and countryside views. Ascent 74m. Leader: Mike Andrew
Good to know we have another competent Walk Leader in SRC after Mike’s fine first walk last Sunday,…..with glowing feedback from members. A big welcome was given to two new potential members.
Thanks to Heather for photos.
A little history from Mike.
Anne celebrates another good turnout of walkers.
Who was it that asked for photos ?
Yoo Hoo,…..I’m here !
Natural surroundings,…..Heather and Fern.
Sunday 2nd August Grade: C+. Distance: 9 miles; 4.5 hours. Meet/time: Leaving 9.30am VUE CP or 10.15 at start of walk at Stirling Rd CP, Drymen. Map Ref: 57/NS475886 Description: This is a very pleasant scenic walk on good paths and tracks in Garadhban Forest & in Buchanan Castle Estate. You get good views to Loch Lomond and the surrounding hills. Ascent 200m Leader: Janette Seale.
We may have got a few showers during our walk, however, that didn’t prevent our treasurer Agnes from walking the first mile on crutches to the joy of SRC members. Janette’s walk gave us views to Loch Lomond and Dumgoyne with a little history of the Buchanan seat in this area. The chat continued at the village coffee shop on our return.
Agnes brings up the rear.
A little drizzle as we see Loch Lomond and Conic Hill.
Team Drymen in castle grounds.
Castle ruin. Once the home of the Buchanan’s,…then the Graham’s. German Rudolph Hess was treated for leg injury at military hospital in these grounds in 1941.
Where’s my coffee?