Walk Programme

STIRLING RAMBLING CLUB WALKS PROGRAMME Jan-June 2017

Stirling Rambling Club welcomes walkers from all areas.

More information can be found in our website: stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

 Friday 9th June

HIDDEN GARDENS of the ROYAL MILE, EDINBURGH

Another “stoater” event,…this time a guided tour in Edinburgh along the famous Royal Mile at £5 each.

We have 20 places for this tour. Now fully booked.

http://www.greenyondertours.com/tours/hiddengardens.html

Meet: Waverley Station at 10.35am. We will then have a guided tour of the beautiful refurbished St Cecilia’s Hall and musical instrument museum….,…lunch…and then our Royal Mile Tour for 1.50pm start.

Leader: Denis Taylor. Tel 07720885676 denis45taylor@gmail.com

stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

 

Sunday 11th June

A MUNRO:BEN CHONZIE FROM GLEN LEDNOCK

Grade: B+. Distance: 9 miles. 5-6 hours. Meet/time: 9am VUE CP or small parking area at Invergeldie road end, Glen Lednock above Comrie at 10am. Map Ref: 52/NN743274  Description: A chance to climb one of the area’s easier Munros with a straightforward route through pleasant open countryside, all on good tracks to the summit. An ideal Munro to start with if you have not done one before…rewarded with fine views in all directions. Return via ascent track.

Leader: Alan Philp. Tel 01786 814811 or 07801845848 alangarry@hotmail.co.uk

 

Sunday 18th June

NORTH BERWICK: BASS ROCK BOAT TRIP (COACH)

Grade: SEA. . Meet/time: COACH leaving Alloa Town Hall 8.30am then  Gateway, Grangemouth at 9am due to boat time at North Berwick. Description: We visit this spectacular Rock to see the wonderful site …home to thousands of gannets.    As we’ll not be walking,…bring a friend to view one of nature’s incredible sights or just for a day out in North Berwick.

Important.    If you intend taking the Boat Trip,….please contact Denis immediately ….so you can be included in our block booking for tickets.

Boat Trip price  £17….Coach price £10.      Names to Denis please.

Leader: Denis Taylor. Tel 07720885676 denis45taylor@gmail.com

 

Friday 23rd June

GARDEN PARTY AT SHIRES MILL (near Culross)

Venue: Alison & Ian’s Garden at Shires Mill.   Time 12.30pm

Meet at 12.15pm at Shiresmill Riding for the Disabled Car Park, KY12 8ER

A second visit to Alison’s beautiful garden…a little later this year so we can appreciate more of the flowers in bloom. We will be treated to a lovely buffet lunch in the open air. Price £8pp. Names to Elaine ,please.

Contact: Elaine Stevenson. Tel 01259 750021  mob 07933012717. stevensone02s@yahoo.co.uk

 

Sunday 25th June

CASHEL WOODS and QUEENS VIEW

Grade: C+. Distance: 8 miles; 4.5 hours. Meet/time 10.30am at Balmaha Visitor Centre CP. Map Ref: NS:421909.  Description: Starting on  the West Highland Way on the northern shores of Loch Lomond, we branch up through the Cashel Woods via the  Visitor Centre to the Queens View where we can see and perhaps identify some of the many islands in the Loch and its surrounding hills. On the return look out for the remains of the “Old Shieling”. Well defined paths and tracks. Full ascent optional.

Leader: Frank McManus Tel:- 01505 352503  Mob:- 07582 576034

Contact: Denis Taylor. Tel 07720885676 denis45taylor@gmail.com

 

STIRLING RAMBLING CLUB WALKS PROGRAMME July-Dec 2017

 Sunday 2nd July

BRACKLINN FALLS CIRCULAR

Grade: C+. Distance:7 miles; 4hours. Meet/time: At start of walk at 10.30am Bracklinn Falls Lower CP. Map Ref: NN635083.  Description: Through the woods, by golf club, we pick up old railway tracks to Auchenlaich , Chambered Cairn and hill fort to Bracklinn Falls. We then follow the Keltie Water by forest, returning on quiet road past the Red Well. Ascent: 100m.

Leader: Martin Scott Smith Tel: 01259 214906

martinscottsmith@googlemail.com   stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

Sun 9th July

An OCHILS ADVENTURE in the hills around GLENDEVON

Grade: B. Distance:8 miles; 5.5hours. Meet/time: At start of walk at 10am at Castlehill Reservoir CP (off A823). Map Ref:NN997034. : Description: A feel-good walk by Castlehill Reservoir, Downhill, Tormaukin Hill, through Glendevon Forest onto Greenlaw …returning by Borland Glen and Burnfoot. Beautiful views throughout. Ascent 481m.

Leader: Martin Scott Smith Tel: 01259 214906   martinscottsmith@googlemail.com   stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

 Sun 16th July

RIVER SOUTH CALDER CIRCULAR

Grade: C. Distance: 8 miles; 4 hours. Meet/time: 9.30am at VUE CP, Stirling or at 10.15am at Water Sports Centre, Strathclyde Country Park. Map ref: NS732565.  Description: We walk round part of Strathclyde Loch before leaving the Country Park on a path that runs upstream alongside the River South Calder. At Milnwood we make our way by road and paths to the other side of the river and back to the Country Park. Good paths throughout.

Leader: James Higgins. Tel. 01786 470641 Mob. 07880637416. jameshig0@gmail.com

https://stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com/

 Sunday 23rd July  (Shared coach to Old Kilpatrick for both B+ & C+ walks)

THE KILPATRICK HILLS…….DUNCOLM AND THE SLACKS (COACH)

Grade: B+ . Distance: 9 miles; 6 hours. Meet/time: 9am at VUE CP, Stirling for COACH. Map Ref: NS469729.  Description: The Kilpatrick Hills although close to Glasgow give visitors the feeling of a truly wild place. Our ascent is on the good track to Loch Humphrey and as we climb there are fine views of the Erskine Bridge, Dumbarton Rock and the Clyde Estuary. From Loch Humphrey we cross moorland to Duncolm for views over Loch Lomond to the mountains of the north. After retracing our steps to Loch Humphrey our route forks eastwards onto a grassy path to the trig point on the Slacks. This is a sensational viewpoint for much of Glasgow. The walk is on a mixture of good paths and trampled moorland which can be wet underfoot. Ascent 374 m

Please contact Denis to book coach. denis45taylor@gmail.com

Leader (B): John Hutcheson  Tel 01259 761548 mob 07880943066. johnhtchsn38@gmail.com  stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

OR

OLD KILPATRICK, BOWLING & ERSKINE BRIDGE (COACH)

Grade: C+ . Distance:  8miles; 5 hours. Meet/time: 9am at VUE CP, Stirling for COACH. Map Ref: NS469729. Description: This is an easy walk. Walk around The Saltings to visit Bowling Basin, then back along the F&C canal to go up to and across Erskine Bridge. Continue along by the River Clyde and through Erskine Hospital grounds. We include a visit to Erskine Garden Centre before re-crossing the bridge. Negligible ascent.

Leader: Janette Seale. Tel. 01786 447107. Mob.07709957317.  janette.seale@hotmail.co.uk   stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

Sunday 30th July

BURNTISLAND to DALGETY BAY. (Fife Coastal Path) 

Grade C.  8 miles. 4 hours. Meet/time: At 10.20am at Dalgety Bay Station CP to catch 1037 bus. Description:   An interesting and beautiful section of the Fife Coastal Path…..passing the Silversands of Aberdour with all day views across the Firth of Forth.

Leaders.  Catherine and Kemal Subasciakicatkem@catkem.force9.co.uk

 Sunday 6th August

BEN LEDI ……nearer to God with SRC!!!!

Grade: B+. Distance 7miles Meet/time:  10:30am at CP on left over the bridge on A84  15mins north of Callander   Map Ref: NN586091. Description: Ben Ledi (the mountain of God,  is a familiar landmark from Callander and the highest mountain in the main part of the Trossachs. It’s a very popular Corbett hillwalk and its position on the edge of the Highlands makes it an excellent viewpoint. Good views back up Loch Lubnaig for most of the ascent onto the ridge.  Glen Finglas Reservoir, the Arrochar Alps, Loch Venachar and Loch Arklet can all be seen from the top on a good day.A well walked, newly constituted path makes the 760m ascent relatively easy. Refreshments in Callander. Ascent  878m

Leader: Mike Andrew Tel: 01786 823825. Mob. 07785703124

mike.andrew7@gmail.com

 Friday 11th August

CASTLELAW, DUMYAT & THREE RESERVOIR DELIGHT

Grade: B. Distance:8 miles; 5.5hours. Meet/time: At start of walk at 10am at Pendreich CP (off Sheriffmuir Rd). Map Ref: NS814978.  Description: Another adventure in the Ochils….an anti-aging walk, by Castlelaw, to Dumyat, on good tracks…..down to Lossburn Reservoir, on to Waltsmuir Reservoir. Returning by Cocksburn Reservoir….with great views throughout. Ascent 235m

Leader: Martin Scott Smith Tel: 01259 214906   martinscottsmith@googlemail.com   stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

Friday 11th August

SCOTTISH TAPAS NIGHT

Venue: The Forge, Menstrie. Time: 7.30pm. Price £15. BYOB

Tapas Night with a “Scottish Theme.”    Live entertainment from our own Rob Griffith and no doubt from other….”hinger oans.”  🎼

To book contact: Elaine Stevenson. Tel 01259 750021 mob 07933012717.

stevensone02s@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday 13th August (COACH)

DAY VISIT to the ISLE OF ARRAN

We will leave the VUE at 8am to travel by coach to Ardrossan ….to catch the …..9.45am Ferry to Brodick, Isle of Arran.    Returning on 4.40pm Ferry ….to Ardrossan.  55 minutes sailing time. Names to Denisdenis45taylor@gmail.com

An early start for a great day on Scotland’s favourite Island.
Option 1.    We’ll do a coastal C+ walk of 5.5 miles from Lamlash to Brodick,….catching the service bus to Lamlash when we disembark at Brodick.
Option 2.    A circular Island Tour of the island by service bus,…breaking your journey for 2.5 hours at Blackwaterfoot with an option for lunch, …..or continuing and returning to Brodick early afternoon.  All service buses return in time for Ferry departures.

Leader: Denis Taylor. Tel 07720885676 denis45taylor@gmail.com

 

Sunday 20th August

DUNKELD – LOCH ORDIE

Grade: B. Distance: 10.5 miles; 5.5 hours. Meet/time: 9am at VUE CP, Stirling or 10.30am at Cally Car Park, Dunkeld. Map Ref: 52/NO023436.  Description: Good paths and tracks throughout. No steep climbs. Good views of surrounding hills – weather permitting! Ascent 150m.

Leader: Sue Fothergill safothergill@gmail.com

 Friday 25th August

LOCH LOMOND SAIL: BALMAHA to LUSS

Meet: Balmaha Visitor Centre Car Park 10.00am to catch 10.20am boat

Enjoy another trip to the “Bonnie Banks” sailing from Balmaha to Luss where you can take a short walk round this particularly unique conservation village and have a guided tour of Luss Church and grounds (donation £2pp). Still time to enjoy lunch in a local Bistro before the return journey. Contact Agnes to book. Discounted Price £9pp (if 20 people book).
Leader : Agnes Doleman 0141 812 0479. Mob 07772548076 james.doleman@ntlworld.com

Sunday 27th August  (COACH)

COLDINGHAM TO ST ABBS HEAD NATURE RESRVE

Grade: C. Distance: 7 miles; 4 hours. Meet/time: COACH leaving Gateway Business Park, Grangemouth at 9am. Meeting at Coldingham village centre bus stop 10.30am. Description: We pick up the coastal path at Coldingham Bay and follow to St Abbs harbour.  Entering the Natural Nature Reserve, we follow a series of wide paths to view the habitats of many birds that nest in surrounding cliffs, …with stunning horizons over the North Sea. Some Members….may wish to only visit the Visitor Centre, St Abbs and to browse along the clifftop paths at their leisure….,also a grand day out. Contact Denis to book.Tel07720885676 denis45taylor@gmail.com

Leader: Christine Evans. Tel.01383269209.  mob 07870565305 evans.christine30@aol.co.uk

 

Friday  1st Sept

CONAN DOYLE ~ SHERLOCK HOLMES ..EDINBURGH TOUR

Meet Waverley Station concourse 10.35am. Tour starts 11am.

Holmes Quote….”I confess I’ve been as blind as a mole….but it is better to learn wisdom late…than never to learn at all.”
I have 20 places for this Tour on above date at…£6 each,…this is half price to SRC due to numbers attending.   Now fully booked.

We will also have Lunch and an afternoon visit to somewhere interesting!

Leader: Denis Taylor. Tel 07720885676 denis45taylor@gmail.com

 

Sunday 3rd Sept

KILLEARN-DUMGOYNE-LOCH KATRINE PIPELINE PATH

GradeB. Distance: 8 miles. 4 hours. Meet/time: 10am at Main St CP, Killearn.. Map ref: 57:NS 523863. . Description: We’ll follow the Loch Katrine pipeline path as far as Dumgoyne Hill and climb to the base of this famous landmark.   With optional climb to summit available, others will be led to the eastern face to meet the wide quad bike track for our downward route back to village. Spectacular views to Conic Hill, Loch Lomond and the Luss Hills to be enjoyed.

Leader: Denis Taylor. Tel 07720885676 denis45taylor@gmail.com

OR

KILLEARN-WEST HIGHLAND WAY-GLENGOYNE DISTILLERY

GradeC. Distance: 6miles. 3 hours. Meet/time: 10am at Main St CP, Killearn.. Map ref: 57:NS 523863. . Description: We head westwards to meet the West Highland Way. Taking this famous Way …..with a possible stop at the Beech Tree restaurant for morning break.  We then head for Glengoyne Distillery ….to slowly climb the driveway to meet the Loch Katrine pipeline path …and return to village.

Leader. Jacci Cameron.  Tel.07780886298.    jaccicameron17@hotmail.com

 

Fri 8th-Mon 11th September

WEEKEND at HADRIANS WALL

We will stay at Gilsland Hall Hotel near Brampton

Price is £149 pp  3 nights DBB (single £164).

Varied grades of walks will be available

The hotel is on the Cumbria/ Northumberland border between Hexham and Carlisle. The time to drive from Stirling is only 2hrs 15 mins

Take a look at the links below

http://www.gilslandhall.uk/

http://www.visitcumbria.com/car/gilsland/

http://www.heartofhadrianswall.com/explore/on-the-wall/gilsland

To book contact: Elaine Stevenson. Tel 01259 750021 mob 07933012717.

stevensone02s@yahoo.co.uk

 

This weekend our walk is on Friday to allow anyone who wishes to attend Stirling Open Doors on Sat 16th & Sun 17th Sept.

 Friday 15th September 

BALFRON & ENDRICK WATER

Grade: C+. Distance: 8 miles; 4 hours. Meet/time: 9.30am at VUE CP, Stirling or 10.15am at Balfron (Park in the CP beside the Co-op. Buchanan St, Balfron G63 0TF) Map Ref: 57/NS545890.  Description: This is a scenic walk on varied terrain: hard surface, farm track, estate track, riverside foot path beside the Endrick Water. Ascent 200m.

Leader: Janette Seale. Tel. 01786 447107. Mob.07709957317.  janette.seale@hotmail.co.uk   stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

 

Sunday 24th September

KILLIN TO LOCHEARNHEAD (COACH)

Grade: C+ . Distance: 8 miles; 5 hours. Meet/time: 9.30am at VUE CP, Stirling for COACH to Killin Map Ref: NN593238.  Description: : From Killin we head south on a waymarked section of the Rob Roy Way as it climbs through forest to meet the disused Oban Railway line. En route views of the mountains open up; first to The Tarmachen Ridge and Ben Lawyers; later Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin. Our route then gradually descends the high section of the Glen Ogle Trail crossing the viaduct; a well known landmark as seen from the main road below. Shortly after this Loch Earn comes into view and we leave the former railway line for the final descent to the car park in Lochearnhead.

The route throughout is part of a National Cycle Route and accordingly is well surfaced. You may want to consider stout walking shoes rather than heavier walking boots. Ascent 200m

Please contact Denis to book coach. denis45taylor@gmail.com

Leader: John Hutcheson  Tel 01259 761548 mob 07880943066. johnhtchsn38@gmail.com  stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

 

Friday 29th September 

GLASGOW VISIT: TRADES HALL & SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL

Meet 10.30am at Queen St Station concourse.

Morning visit to Trades Hall, Glassford St,

http://www.tradeshallglasgow.co.uk/about/     and in the afternoon,….the iconic Charles Rennie McIntosh,..Scotland St School…..where Harry will take a class to further our….edgakashun !  😳  Names to….Denis.  denis45taylor@hmail.com

Leader.  Harry Lister. lister786@btinternet.com

 

Sunday 1st October

BIRNAM-DUNKELD-HERMITAGE EXRAVAGANZA

Grade: C. Distance:8.5miles; 6hours. Meet/time: At VUE CP at 9.30am for start of walk at 10.30am at Beatrix Potter Centre, Birnam.  Map Ref: NO033418.  Description: Beautiful woodland walk by the River Tay from Birnam through to the Hermitage, Ossian’s Cave & Hall. Returning by Newton Craig, bridge over the Tay, riverside to Dunkeld. Ascent: Negligible.

Leader: Martin Scott Smith Tel: 01259 214906   martinscottsmith@googlemail.com   stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

Thursday  5th October 

SRC AGM 2017

Venue: Tillicoultry Golf Club. Time: 6.30pm

 

Sunday 8th October

GARGUNNOCK HILLS CIRCULAR

Grade: B. Distance: 10miles. 5-6 hours. Meet/time: At 10am in Gargunnock (parking area across from Gargunnock Inn)  Map Ref: 57/NS704943. Description: We head out to Boquhan on the Old Military Road before branching off to Ballochleam….then an easy ascent to the plateau. Once on top we follow good tracks to the summit of Carleatheran, where we have some fantastic views before an easy descent to Gargunnock. Ascent 500m

Leader: Alan Philp. Tel 01786 814811 or 07801845848 alangarry@hotmail.co.uk

 

Saturday 14th October

THE STEAMIE AT THE MACROBERT!!

Please contact Denis to book for pre-theatre meal at MacRobert Bistro at 5pm

Time: 7.30pm . MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling. Price: £21.50

Denis Taylor. Tel 07720885676 denis45taylor@gmail.com

stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

 

Sunday 15th October

BIRKS OF ABERFELDY & URLAR RD

Grade: C+. Distance 8miles, 5 hours.  Meet/time: : At 10.30am at Birks of Aberfeldy lower CP just off A826 at Aberfeldy,  Map Ref:. Description: The beautiful woodland of Birks flanks waterfalls in the Moness gorge. A moderate-going circular walk, including steps, follows the Moness Burn and climbs to a bridge over the Falls of Moness, which offers spectacular views into the gorge. The walk then extends out into open countryside following the Rob Roy Way with good views along the strath to Aberfeldy, and to Menzies Castle at the village of Weem across the way. The paths consist of forest tracks and well compacted surfaces with steps. Ascent: 300m

Leader: Mike Andrew Tel: 01786 823825. Mob. 07785703124 mike.andrew7@gmail.com

 Sunday 22nd October

CHATELHERAULT COUNTRY PARK….HAMILTON

GradeC. Distance: 8 miles. 4 hours. Meet/time: 9.30am at VUE CP, Stirling or start of walk at 10.15am at Strathclyde Park Water Sports Centre. Description: We follow good paths through this most natural park with its unique breed of Cadzow cattle, oak trees and the river Avon.  We’ll also stop at the Hunting Lodge Visitor Centre with its modern museum screens …..telling the history of the Hamilton Family’s past.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatelherault_Country_Park

Leader: Denis Taylor. Tel 07720885676 denis45taylor@gmail.com

 

Friday 27th October 

GLASGOW: CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL and PANOPTICON MUSIC HALL

Meet Queen St Station at 10.15/30am.

City Centre Mural Trail on foot…

https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/things-to-do/visitor-itineraries/city-centre-mural-trail

Lunch….and a tour of the World’s oldest Music Hall …The Britannia Panoptican. . (donation £2pp)   https://www.britanniapanopticon.org

Names to Denis …denis45taylor@gmail.com

Leader Harry Listerlister786@btinternet.com

 

Sunday 29th October   (CLOCKS GO BACK!!)

WHITELEE WINDFARM (Lochgoin Circuit) South of Glasgow.  (COACH)

Grade: C+. Distance: 8 miles; 4 hours. Meet/time: 9.30am at VUE CP, Stirling for COACH to Whitelee Visitor Centre. Map ref: 64/NS529489.  Description: Walk in Europe’s largest onshore windfarm and admire the Wind Turbines.

This is an undemanding walk on good surfaces. As this is a windfarm some areas are exposed. Ascent 100m.

Leader: Janette Seale. Tel. 01786 447107. Mob.07709957317.  janette.seale@hotmail.co.uk   stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

 

 Sunday 5th November

FALKLAND & EAST LOMOND

Grade: B. Distance: 6 miles; 4 hours. Meet/time: At 10.30am at start of walk at Falkland Estate CP. Map Ref:  NO248074  .  Description: Through Falkland Estate, up onto Lomond Ridge and along to East Lomond via the Lime Kilns, continuing down to the historic town of Falkland. Ascent 300m

Leader: Rob Griffith. Tel.01259 753092. Mob.07534473926. robgriffith@live.co.uk

 

 

Sunday 12th November

CAMELON TO CALLENDAR PARK

Grade: C. Distance: 8 miles; 4 hours. Meet/time: 10.15am at main CP in Callendar Park, Falkirk. We then walk to Bus Station to catch the 10.35 No3 bus to start of walk at the railway bridge over Greenbank Rd in Camelon.

Description: We walk along the Union Canal to the Bantaskine Estate and then proceed to Lionthorn Estate, from where we make our way to Callendar Park by various local paths. Ascent 146m.

Leader: James Higgins. Tel. 01786 470641 Mob. 07880637416. jameshig0@gmail.com

 

 

Sunday 19th November

CASTLEHILL RESERVOIR TO DOLLAR (FREE COACH ONE WAY )

Grade: C+ . Distance: 8 miles; 5 hours. Meet/time: 9.45am at Bridge Street Dollar for coach transfer to start of walk at Castlehill Reservoir CP. Map Ref: NS963980.  Description: : A fine linear walk from Castlehill Reservoir in Glen Devon through Pool of Muckhart and Vicar’s Bridge to Dollar. Pleasantly changing scenery on hill paths, farm tracks and minor roads. The first mile and a half can be described as undulating without any long climbs. After Muckhart the route descends gradually to Dollar.

Please contact Denis to book coach. denis45taylor@gmail.com

Leader: John Hutcheson  Tel 01259 761548 mob 07880943066. johnhtchsn38@gmail.com  stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

 

Sunday 26th November

DUNIPACE-CARRON GLEN SPECIAL

Grade: C. Distance: 7miles; 4hours. Meet/time: 10.30am Dunipace CP (from Stirling pass church on right, CP is on right before cross river). Map Ref: NS807832. Description: A beautiful walkexploring the banks of the River Carron, returning along farm tracks. Ascent 150m.

Leader: Heather Lawlor Tel 07477778172 heatheral@sky.com

 

 

Sunday 3rd December

DUNBLANE & SHERIFFMUIR

Grade: C+. Distance: 8 miles; 5 hours. Meet/time: At Dunblane Station. (parking closeby at Mill Row CP)  Map Ref:NN780009.  Description: Paths and tracks, short road sections. Some unmarked paths along Wharry Burn. Ascent 150m

Leader: Rob Griffith. Tel.01259 753092. Mob.07534473926. robgriffith@live.co.uk

 

 Sunday 10th December

CAMBUSMORE, CALLANDER ADVENTURE

Grade: C+. Distance: 7 miles; 4hours. Meet/time: At start of walk at 10am at Cambusmore Quarry (on road to Callander). Map Ref: NN653057.  Description: A lovely peaceful walk through secluded woods and along the quiet banks of the River Teith. Ascent: Minimal 35ft

Leader: Martin Scott Smith Tel: 01259 214906   martinscottsmith@googlemail.com   stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com

 

Friday 15th December

SRC CHRISTMAS DINNER

Venue: Tillicoultry Golf Club   Price: £16

Please contact Elaine to book ( 01259750021/ 07933012717)

Please bring a prize if you can for our Christmas Raffle

 stevensone02s@yahoo.co.uk)

Organiser: Jacci Cameron.Tel.07780886298.    jaccicameron17@hotmail.com

 

Sunday 17th December

TILLICOULTRY TO DOLLAR CIRCUIT   

Grade: C. Distance: 8miles; 5 hours. Meet/time: 10:00 am Devon Way Car Park opposite Devonvale Hall in Moss Road, Tillicoultry (Nr. Sterling Mills) Map Ref: NS920967. Description: A lovely circular walk taking in both sides of the Devon Valley. Starting from Devonside the route follows woodland and riverside paths with lovely views to the Ochil Hills. We pass the site of the former Tillicoultry Colliery from which famously on 25 November 1952 the first underground live TV pictures were broadcast. The return from Dollar is on estate tracks and passes the site of the former Harvieston Castle now demarked by two giant sequoia trees. On the outward section paths can be muddy at times. Ascent 165m

Leader: Karlyn Dickson. Tel. 01324 570282   karlyn.c.b.dickson@sky.com

 

Thursday 28th December

ALLOA TOWER, CLACKMANNAN TOWER, KENNET PANS SPECIAL

Grade: C+. Distance:8.5 miles; 5hours. Meet/time: At start of walk at 10am at Alloa Tower. (Park Greenside/Candelriggs CPs) Map Ref: NS887927.  Description: A historical special from Alloa Tower on tracks through fields to Clackmannan Tower the on to Kennet Pans, by Kennet Gardens and returning by a river path. Ascent:100m

Leader: Martin Scott Smith Tel: 01259 214906   martinscottsmith@googlemail.com   stirlingramblingclub.wordpress.com