LYLE KIRK - WALKING GROUP

PROGRAMME 2018

 

Sunday 16th September – 1200  (Newark Street)

Three Lochs Way (Tarbet to Inveruglas) -  Last stage of the Three Lochs Way which also forms part of the Cowal Way starting from Arrochar and heading through Glen Loin from head of Loch Long to meet access road to Loch Sloy which descends to Loch Lomond at Inveruglas. Total of around 250 metres of ascents on good paths.

 

Saturday 20th October – 0900  (Newark Street)

South Queensferry and Dalmeny – We finish off as usual with a trip to the east to see the impressive sight of the three Forth bridges up close from South Queensferry and walking from there to the Dalmeny estate home of a 19th century British Prime Minister. More details of exact distance and gradients later but all on good paths or minor roads.

 

Notes

  1. We are a group walking together rather than an organised club. Please ask for more information about the route if you are not sure of your ability to tackle any individual walk but the judgment about fitness is for each person to make. We do make sure that no-one is left behind on their own on any walk.
  2. All walks start by gathering at the Newark Street building either at 0900 for Saturday walks or at around 1200 after the morning service on Sundays. Transport from there to the start of the walk is by car. Do not hesitate to come along if you do not have a car available or are not comfortable with driving to the start of the walk.
  3. At the planning meeting there was a view expressed that because distances and gradients were more challenging than before for some of our regulars we should scale back on both distances and the extent of uphill gradients involved. The programme reflects this and only Dumgoyne in June and Glen Loin/Three Lochs Way in September have steep sections.
  4. New members of the group are very welcome and it is not expected that anyone is committed to coming along on every trip. People come along when they are free and the walk interests them.  For any further information please speak to me or any other member of the group.

 

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Notes

  1. Transport is by car. Please do not hesitate to come along if you do not have a car available or are not comfortable with driving to the start of the walk. We have always had enough cars for those going. Most of the walks are on Saturdays meeting at 9a.m. Two (April and September) are on Sundays leaving after the end of the morning service at 1200 noon. This year for consistency all the walks will leave from Newark Street with the exception of the May “anniversary” walk which will leave from the Esplanade buildings. People usually bring some food with them for a snack but on the longer full day trips we often stop off somewhere in the course of the day for something light to eat and drink together.
  2. New members of the group are very welcome and it is not expected that anyone is committed to coming along on every trip. For further information please speak to me or any member of the group.
  3. While most of the walks are on good paths and solid surfaces in our climate there is always a significant risk of wet and muddy stretches and walking boots or strong walking shoes are recommended.

 

 

Jimmy Fisher

633434

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Walking Group 2014 photographs

 

Notes
1. Transport is by car.  Do not hesitate to come along if you do not have a car available or are not comfortable with driving to the start of the walk. The walks are divided between whole day trips on Saturdays and half-days on Sundays. On Sundays the starting point is Newark Street at 12.45 after the 11a.m. service. On Saturdays we have decided to remain with our traditional meeting point at the East end of the Esplanade at Campbell Street where there is always ample parking for sorting out cars and leaving those which are not going. People usually bring some food with them for a snack but on the longer full day trips we often stop off somewhere for something light to eat or drink.
2. At the planning meeting there was a general view that we should try to shorten the travelling distances to the start of the walks from previous years and the programme tries to reflect it. A number of members felt that steep gradients were more challenging than formerly and again the programme has sought to take account of this view in the walks proposed. If there are those however either among regular attenders or who do not normally come along who would like to tackle a substantial hill on a one-off basis please let me know and this can be arranged.
3, New members of the group are very welcome and it is not expected that you are committed to coming along on every trip. People come when they are free and the walk interests them. For further information please speak to myself, Jessie McKillop or Robert Todd.

Jimmy Fisher
633434

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