Blackford to Tillicoultry (COACH one way)

Sunday 25th October

Grade: B. Distance: 9.5 miles; . Description: Following the old right of way route between Blackford & Tillicoultry. Leader: Alan Philp

No shortage of walkers for this challenging walk in the remotest parts of the Ochils.¬† A blustery wind in the afternoon and fading light didn’t prevent Alan from getting us all back as a team,…other than a tumble in rocky circumstance by a photographer ūüė©

Thank you to Heather and Denis for photos

Alan gives us a pause on the way up.

A pause on the way up

We follow the path into Glen Bee.

We take a dip

SRC …Team Tilli.

Team Tilli

Sheltered lunch spot looking over Upper Glendevon Resevoir

Lunch

Ochil beauty,….natural and the new

Ochil beauty,....natural and the new

Dusk over Tillicoultry as we descend

Dusk over Tilli

Visit: Borders Railway – Edinburgh to Tweedbank

Friday 23rd October

An excellent turnout of over 30 members including Agnes and friends ….made the trip to Melrose on a perfect autumn day.¬† Views of the Tweed and the Eildon Hills along with a little shopping for some ….gave us another SRC success.¬† Thanks to all for the laughter along the way.

Tweedbank arrival.

Tweedbank Arrival

The wheels on the bus go round and round to Melrose

The wheels on the bus go round, round, round to Melrosee..

Tweed view on the Southern Upland Way.

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Some short walk walkers.

Some short walk walkers.

Diners at the Ship Inn

Ship Inn

Eddleston Circular (nr Peebles) and Visit to Polish Map Sculpture

Sunday 18th October

Grade:C. Distance:7.5 miles. Leader: Denis Taylor

Only one hour away to start of walk at Barony Castle hotel and we were in beautiful Borders countryside.¬† On arrival to view the Polish Map of Scotland in the grounds of the hotel,….we were fortunate to meet the Chair of the Trustees who gave us an interesting talk on the progress of this attractive map sculpture.

Moorfoot Hills backdrop.
Moorfoot Hills backdrop

Up into the woodland area

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Dundreich in the distance on our return.

Dundreich in the distance on our return.

Polish Map of Scotland.

Polish Map of Scotland.

Chair of Trustees gives us a Map talk.

Chair

Ochil Walk in Glendevon: Castlehill Reservoir to Glenquey Reservoir

Sunday 11th October

Grade: C+. Distance: 7 miles. Leader: Martin Scott Smith

Another brammer of a walk from Martin in the Ochil Hills,….complimented by John and his knowledge of the Woodland Trust’s objectives.¬† We were spoiled by great views across a misty Forth to the Pentlands and west to Stirling.

Car park gathering and introduction from Martin

Car park gathering and introduction from Martin,

Onwards into the Ochils

Onwards.
Descent to Burnfoot.

Descent to Burnfoot.

Burnfoot Bridge.

Burnfoot Bridge 2

John informs us of the Woodland Trust.

John informs us of the Woodside TrustSilhouettes on Commonedge Hill….¬†and River Forth beyond.

Silhouette

Isles on the Edge of the World Exhibition Visit.

Friday 9th October

A visit to Clydebank to this exhibition of works by John Lowrie Morrison,…better known as …JOLOMO,…. Also showing, are the works of Joan Eardley,….now very collectible in the art world.

A very pleasant day spent in Clydebank Art Gallery among this beautiful collection and good company.

Forth and Clyde Canal
Forth and Clyde Canal.1.

Viewing the beautiful Jolomo paintings…

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… some of Iona which SRC had¬†recently visited

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Buchanan St Entertainer.

Buchanan St Entertainer.

Ross Circle (near Comrie)

Sunday 4th October

Grade: C+. Distance: 8.5 miles. Leader: Annette Scott

The sun didn’t hinder this famous walk¬†in Glen Artney …led so well by Annette.¬† The sound of Stags and the history of the area gave us all a very enjoyable day.¬† Refreshments in Comrie completed the day.

River Ruchill reflection for some at morning break.

River Ruchill refleection for some at morning break..
SRC team pause.

SRC team pause.Wood conversation

Wood conversation Wonderful remoteness in this beautiful area.

Wonderful remoteness in this beautiful area.On the way home from another SRC great day out.

On the way home from another SRC great day out.

Dundas Castle to Winchburgh

Friday 2nd October

Grade: C+. Distance: 7.5 miles.   Leader: Janette Seale.

Another sunny day for our quartet of walkers ……where we had a river, a loch, a canal and two castles to enjoy on this impressive walk led by Janette through Dundas Estate and surroundings of Winchburgh.

Dundas Estate.Dundas Estate.

Dundas Loch and Honeymoon Cottage.

Dundas Loch and Honeymoon Cottage.

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Flowering towpath Winchburgh.

Flowering towpath Winchburgh