The Blairlogie circuit in pics, led by Archie and Evelyn Leishman.
Added comments invited in appropriate places.
From Blairlogie Car Park 15 ramblers set off in cold but dry weather.
Reports and comments on scheduled walks.
Seven keen walkers left Kirkintilloch to walk the 7 mile circular route from Mauldsie bridge up clarty brae opposite the Poppinjay Hotel heading towards Netherburn Road and then onto the old railway line after descending steps and crossing over Dalserf burn. THe railway line was like a skating rink completely frozen over in large areas. Soon with great care we reached the Manse Brae passing an old hamlet, which was once a primary school and now converted into beautiful private houses. Soon we were back into the countryside paths and crossing Dalserf burn again on the opposite side, then it was uphill to emerge into Auldton Farm. (This brought back memories as my uncle farmed here for many a year). Once again great care had to be taken as the farm road was a sheet of ice. Onto Millburn Road for 400m then arriving at Chuckie Brae where we descended onto the main Lanark road turning left to the Garrion bridges and up the hill to Law where we cut into the Clyde walkway returning to the start. It was a great walk with beautiful views. Very slippy underfoot.
Verdict Keen walkers to match the keen frost.
Thanks to everyone who braved the underfoot conditions.
These boots were made for walking !! These were the very first pair of boots worn by the late Betty Gorman on her first ever walk and now worn by her daughter on our 25th anniversary walk.
Strathkelvin Ramblers 25th Anniversary Walk.
On a fresh, frosty morning 36 hardy souls braved the cold to re create the first ever walk led by the late Betty Gorman. Today this was led by Ann Martin. WE had the pleasure of having Bedtty's daughter and friend join us. We left Lenzie train station and headed over Lenzie Moss and through Boghead Woods and onto Christine's Way, in the direction of Kirkintilloch. At the end of the Loaning we crossed over to Woodhead Park where we had our morning tea break
A lovely stop with proper facilities for those who wished to take advantage of the new leisure centre.
Onwards along the old railway track to Lenzie via the new paths around the old Woodilee Hospital grounds. Then onto the old railway line again this time in the direction of Moodiesburn, but soon we crossed the busy new Initiative road and in through the seven sisters path which runs parallel with the main railway line. Shortly we were on Garngaber Avenue and eventually arrived at the Lenzie Public Halls where we met a large number of other walkers from our club. We were treated to a lovely buffet lunch courtesy of our own club and served by Table 13 (Caterers).
Many thanks to Ann Martin again for all her work. Leading the walk and also organising the buffet lunch liaising with the caterers.
written by Liz Paterson.
Photos to follow by Ann Blair.