ReportsPosted by Ann Bain Sat, March 24, 2018 15:55:40
This walk was a last minute change to the programme because of treacherous underfoot conditions on the Meikle Bin recce which was to replace another walk.
Surinder's strollers numbered 17 and the walk started at the layby on the Crow Road.
Our group are multi talented and Eric occasionally demonstrates the Paso Doble at the start of a walk.
Meantime our leader was wandering what she had let herself in for.
A short walk along the road took us onto the track leading up to Holehead with the mighty Meikle Bin in the background.
After an arduous climb up to Holehead we stopped for our tea break just below the giant's golf tee.
No walk on Holehead is complete without a visit to our Trig point where pink paint can still be made out. Work party anyone?
Occasionally, a member will make a small faux pas, and once again Matt put his size 10 in it.
In fairness he was not the only one but I wasn't quick enough to snap the others.
Crossing back over the Crow Road we walked up to Waterhead through the forest, stopping for lunch in a sunny clearing.
A vote of thanks was given by Ella to Surinder particularly in view of the difficulties encountered in her recces for what was her first time as walk leader.
ReportsPosted by Liz Paterson Sun, December 24, 2017 20:10:10
ReportsPosted by Liz Paterson Fri, December 22, 2017 18:59:44
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.
Photos to follow
ReportsPosted by Iain Walker Sun, December 03, 2017 13:32:56
Chilly but dry conditions saw a group of 20 meet at the Balmaha carpark, 3 of the group were joining us from outside the club, John, and my personal friends Michael & Rosena , once booted up we headed onto the WHW path towards Loch Lomond, a short detour was added since the last time we did the walk as we headed to pay homage at the statue of the great Tom Weir.
Route in solid red. WHW in diamond red.
World famous hiker Parmjit with Tom looking on approvingly.
After a few photos it was a short walk up to the viewpoint where we had an early coffee break
After coffee we continued on the WHW crossing a field and road ready to pick up the path that would take us up the shoulder then onto Conic hill. We were greated by thankfully "friendly cattle"
Soon we were out of the trees and mud, our target was in the distance,
We also had great views of loch Lomond and the surrounding areas,
Can be a lonely place at times.
On the top we had lunch enjoying the views and sunshine, the route back was across the top onto the WHW path and down the man-made stairs to the car park
The VoT to Iain was given by Alan G.
Many thanks to all, hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Also thanks to my friend Michael for the photos (+ Bob C. for three additional images).
ReportsPosted by Liz Paterson Tue, November 28, 2017 15:31:46
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.
ReportsPosted by Bob Cole Mon, November 27, 2017 20:45:07
Here are the Ballachulish maps that were part of the presentation at the 25th Anniversary Walk and Lunch on Nov 25th 2017: some of the C and C+ walk candidates for the weekend 21-24 Sep 2018.
Region showing Ballachulish.
Walks in red circuits (C and C+ except for Pap of Glencoe)
Ballachulish village and hotel
Ballachulish peninsular and slate quarry trail
National Trust Glencoe Visitor Centre
Signal Rock, Clachaig Inn, Orbital Path
Glencoe Lochan (Hospital Lochan)
Grey Mare's Tail, Kinlochleven
Pap of Glencoe (B or B+)
Lots of A and B walks available.