LYLE KIRK - WALKING GROUP

Programme  - 2017

Saturday 15th July – 0900 (Newark Street)

Tighnabruaich to Caladh Harbour Crossing by ferry to Hunters’ Quay and the by scenic road through Glen Lean to Tighnabruaich to join level stretch of Cowal Way leading from the village along the shore of the Kyles of Bute to the sheltered anchorage at Caladh at the head of the first leg of the Kyles. Approximately 3 miles each way but again opportunity to do part of walk.

 

Saturday 19th  August – 0900 (Newark Street)

Mugdock Country Park – We are hoping to co-ordinate this date with the Riverside Ramblers from Dumbarton (Rev. Ian Johnson’s congregation) for a joint trip. Further details later.

 

Sunday 24th September – 1200 (Newark Street)

Three Lochs Way – Arrochar to Inveruglas - Last stage of Three Lochs Way starting from Arrochar and going through Glen Loin from head of Loch Long to meet the access road to Loch Sloy(possible detour to dam if time permits) and finishing by descent to Loch Lomond at Inveruglas. Around 6 miles of walking. Total ascent around 250 metres on good paths

 

Saturday 14th October – 0900 – (Newark Street)                                                                   Culross and Preston Island - Described as an easy coastal and town walk of around 5 miles the last trip of the season takes us away from west coast territory to Fife and the well-preserved “time-capsule” village of Culross to the nearby man-made Preston Island which is in fact a peninsula. Part of the island is a Special Protection Area for birds

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

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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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