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Walk Reports

Reports and comments on scheduled walks.

Blairlogie 6th January 2018

ReportsPosted by Bob Cole Sat, January 06, 2018 20:53:08
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.

Up Clarty and down Chucky

ReportsPosted by Liz Paterson Sun, December 24, 2017 20:10:10


up clarty and down chucky

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

Christmas Lunch Saturday 9 December 2017

ReportsPosted by Bob Cole Sat, December 09, 2017 17:14:07
Christmas Lunch in Pictures.
Please add your own pics! And captions if required.


Conic Hill - Saturday 2nd December 2017

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).

anniversary walk

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.

Ballachulish Maps

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
Brecklet Trail
National Trust Glencoe Visitor Centre
Signal Rock, Clachaig Inn, Orbital Path
Glencoe Lochan (Hospital Lochan)
Corran, Ardgowan
Inchree Falls
Grey Mare's Tail, Kinlochleven

Pap of Glencoe (B or B+)
Lots of A and B walks available.

anniversary walk

ReportsPosted by Liz Paterson Sun, November 26, 2017 20:08:29

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.

Jim Lawson has provided copies of the first two programmes produced by the club 25 years ago. Please click on the links below to view them. They can also be found on the Archive section of the website by scrolling to the foot of the page.

Prog 01 Nov 1992

Prog 02 Feb 1993

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