Sunday 27th September
Grade: C+. Distance: 8miles. Fine sea views through the East Neuk …..along the coastal path to this fine town of learning.Cost £5 (subsidised by SRC Social Fund). Leader: Christine Evans
A perfect day, great walk and different sea views round every corner. One tricky section overcome by SRC’s experienced leaders got us back on track. Thanks to Christine for this beautiful walk.
Yesteryears But ‘n’ Ben.
A little history from leader Christine.
Buddo Rock. Like a large tooth requiring a dentist.
You couldn’t better this lunchtime stop.
Tide in,….we take the narrow high path safely.
Made it!… Did you count how many steps we climbed?
Thursday 24th September
A day out viewing and visiting the sights of Dunfermline. Including Carnegie Hall – Alhambra – Abbey – Palace – Pittencrieff Park – Abbot House – Carnegie Museum.-Malcolm’s Tower & St Margaret’s Cave. Lunch at the 7 Kings – Dunfermline’s Crowning Glory.Leader: Robert Delamere
What a fine day we had visiting the historic sites of this famous Fife town. Robert led with his usual enthusiasm …..and his commentary as a local of these parts….. gave us a greater insight to the many changes this town has had over the years.
A fifties style proprietress and theme cafe for coffee break……and a very good bar/diner for lunch,….ensured our appetites were looked after.
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace ruins…….splendid surroundings.
SRC. Team Dunfermline. Great effort by Agnes and Harry…… all the way from Erskine/Paisley..
On our way down the cobbled street from Abbot House
Fed and watered.
Get off that wall,….here’s the Parkie ! … Malcolm’s Tower
Robert.. our leader and organiser /Big pencil prize for identifying John Cairney’s voice!
Sunday 20th September
Grade: C. Distance: 7 miles; A circuit of Kirkcaldy’s network of urban woodlands. Good tracks, with short sections of pavement.. Leader: James Higgins.
I wouldn’t have believed you could do an 8 mile walk in the centre of Kirkcaldy and hardly see a house. Well,….that’s what we got from this beautiful woodland walk today,….well led by James.
I beg your pardon,….”James did promise a rose garden.”
Pause for Kirstine’s photo
Nice lunch stop and the sound of a buzzard.
Carved thistle marker.
This was magic.
Staying at the Great Western Hotel, Oban. We will sail to Mull early on Saturday morning and travel by bus and ferry to Iona. On Sunday we will walk on the beautiful island of Kerrera. Contact: Elaine Stevenson.
A windy damp day on our arrival on Iona after a 7.30am start by ferry from Oban. A great effort by Ronnie …..who left Bonnybridge at 4am to greet us at the ferry terminal.
The enthusiasm from club members was not hindered with a few light showers ..as we walked to St Columba’s Landing. Followed by visits to Abbey and local sites.
On our way from Iona slip-way with Martyrs Bay in the background.
SRC. Team Iona on the west coast.
St Columba’s Landing. .. Denis climbs the huge rock outcrop…
.. to take our photo on the beach below
Lunch beside the rocks… sheltered from the wind
On Sunday, we took the little ferry to Kerrera for a fantastic 8 mile walk.
Approach to Gylen Castle. Mull in the distance.
Gylen Castle looking south west.
Bar-nam-hoc Bay. The shortest distance from Mull to Kerrara.
Looking North. John identified all the peaks to Ballachulish.
Oban Bay.. Sunday 7.30pm .. a beautiful evening to end our weekend!
Debbie had seen our website and contacted SRC by email all the way from New Zealand. She was holidaying in the Forth Valley and asked if we could guide her on a walk in the Ochil Hills on her arrival. Martin and Heather did the needful from Dollar ……and gave her an eight mile circular over some pleasant tracks and hills.
Debbie and Martin at Dollar. Thanks to Heather for photo.
Sunday 6th September
Grade: C+. Distance: 8miles; Celebrating our first anniversary walk in this area of another famous victory, we will visit the Bruce Monument, Lewis Hill and North Third on the surrounding paths of this historical site and area. Leader: Denis Taylor.
A beautiful day, big turnout and the ‘Bannockburn Bake Off’. Thanks to Gillian for her superb lemon sponge and to Harry for his delicious dumpling,…..we were lucky to get out the car park!
Team Bannockburn….. starting out at the monument
SRC have crossed many bridges successfully,… to get to this one over the Bannock Burn.
Morning stop at the Bannock Burn.
Under the Crags just before lunch.
Climbing Lewis Hill
Heather blooms above reservoir on Lewis Hill.
B Team, 10+ miles walk.
Views of Ben Ledi, Stuc a’ Chroin and Ben Vorlich as we descend.
C+ Team (8 mile walk) make it home first
Friday 4th September
No better place to celebrate our 1st Birthday than at the foot of the Ochils. A great atmosphere and music from Rob and Carol …..and a big thanks to those who attended for making it a successful night.
Our star raffle prize,…..”Windows in the West” was won by Graham Wilson who attended.
Thanks also to Jacci and Harvey Maps, The Forge, Menstrie and Elaine for organising the event.
A selection of photos below of our guests and entertainers. Thanks to photographers …. Heather, John Baillie and Denis.