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midweek walking club 2006

A record of walks with East Kilbride Midweek Walking Club

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Christmas Walk, Binning Wood
Dec 12, 2006
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    Dunveoch Hill
    Nov 29, 2006

    We set off from East Kilbride to travel to the Village of St.John's Town of Dalry in Ayrshire where we were to do a 7 mile walk
    The village dates back to the 1700 and sits by the River Ken on the Southern Upland Way.
    Our morning stop was at the Lochinvar Hotel where tea & scones were enjoyed, we then set off on our walk.
    We passed the village fountain and Parish Church which dates back to 1832, then headed down to the bridge across the River Ken, (the bridge is known as the Boat Weil, the name given to the old ferry the pilgrimes uses many years ago). We then headed along the riverside towards the Glenlee Power Station and the Fish ladder then headed towards the hills.
    Our walk took us up over the hills, taking in some parts of the Southern Upland Way, skirting Denveoch Hill and comming back along the River to return to the village and our social stop at the Clachan Inn.

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    Coylumbridge Recci
    Nov 14, 2006

    Record of a few days recci-ing walks for our club trip to the Coylumbridge Hotel in February

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    Kenmore Circular, Midweek Autumn Special Walk
    Oct 10, 2006

    A great walk in the Perthshire Hills starting and finishing in the village of Kenmore. Beautiful countryside and scenery.
    Autumn is definately here, the colours are lovely and the amount of Fungi seen was fantastic.
    It's great to walk with people who are also your eyes and ears, if you miss anything worth photographing they are quick to let you know so that you can take a picture of it, thank you all. To finish this special walk we had a meal at the Kenmore Hotel where the service was excellent. GREAT DAY OUT

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    Riggin O'Fife
    Sep 26, 2006

    Another lovely walk. We departed from East Kilbride travelling towards and over the Forth Road Bridge arriving at our morning stop at the Royal Burgh of Falkland.
    Falkland is a beautiful old village with a lovely castle. After our coffee break we headed on to start our walk.

    We walked high over lovely open country in the Kingdom of Fife, some of the views were lovely, the weather remained dry and at times coudly but very ward throughout the day.

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    Craigmalloch Circular, Barr in Ayrshire
    Jul 25, 2006

    |Another beautiful day, sunny but also very hot. We travelled to the Ayrshire area down near the Galloway Forrest to the lovely little village of Barr. After arriving we did a circular walk through the woods and over the hills to return to Barr and our social stop for refreshments at the Kings Arms Hotel in Barr.
    Another great walk and fantastic day out.

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    Birnam Wood Perthshire
    Jun 27, 2006

    Another great walk, this time in Birnam Wood, Birnam near Dunkeld in beautiful Perthshire in the heart of Scotland.
    A very varied walk with walking through forest and open countryside, we were blessed again with lovely dry weather.
    Our morning stop was at the Beatrix Potter Centre in Birnam, and our social stop at the end of the walk was at the Tarn In where we enjoyed sitting outside in the sunshine with our refreshments before heading home.

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    Midweek Special Walk, Loch Glashen Circular
    Jun 13, 2006

    Our special walk with the Midweek Walking Group took us into the hills of Argyll.
    We set off to travel to Inverary Castle where we had our morning tea, we then headed further along the road towards a little village of Furnace, turned off the main road to head up to Loch Glashen where we did a circular walk of the loch.
    The weather was warm and sunny, comfortable to walk in, the scenery lovely, the company excellent and to finish the day a perfect stopping place for a meal at the Furnace Inn. We then enjoyed sitting outside the Inn in the sunshine after our meal before heading home again via Inverary, Arrochar, Loch Lomondside and the Erskine Bridge.
    PERFECT DAY.

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    Barony Hill
    May 30, 2006

    A brilliant day out, from our morning tea stop, to our social stop on the way home every thing just perfect.
    The walk took us to a little village of Dailly in Ayrshire where we started our walk to the top of Barony Hill.The weather was very good and as we climbed the hill we had fantastic views over the Firth of Clyde, Ailsa Craig and the Ayrshire Coast. The walk included walking in open moorland,and forest trails.
    After a great walk in good weather conditions we finished our day with a visit to Barony Hill Golf Coarse for our afternoon tea,we then headed to the bus for our journey home.

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    Swanston Circular Walk
    Mar 28, 2006

    This months walk took us to Swanston in Midlothian.
    A challenging walk to-day starting at The Steadings and headed of up the hill to the lovely wee village of Swanston with wee white cottages with thatched roofs. We then headed further uphill, as we climbed uphill we had views overlooking Edinburgh, The River Forth, The Forth Bridges and over into Fife, we then reached the viewpoint at Allermuir Hill,where we stopped to take in the stunnings views, unfortunately our views were restricted due to the low cloud and the rain.
    The conditions on the walk were wet and very muddy in places, but we are an hardy bunch so we carried on in the rain up over the Pentland Hills,where we encountered some soldiers doing military exercises on the hills.
    We continued to circle the hills until we returned to our starting point at The Steadings where our bus was waiting, we removed our wet clothing and muddy boots then headed into the pub where we were met with a warm welcome and had our refreshments sitting in front of a lovely open fire. Perfect end to a days hill walking.

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    Seamill Circular Walk ( The Power Walk)
    Feb 28, 2006

    Our outing this month took us to Seamill on the Ayrshire Coast. We started our day with a great morning stop in the West Kilbride Golf Club for coffee. The views of The Isle of Arran from the lounge of the golf club are beautiful.
    We started our walk in glorious but cold weather by walking along the coast until we came to Portencross Castle, we then carried on past the Three Sisters along the coast past the Power Station to Hunterston Sands before turning up to wards Goldenberry Hill.
    On reaching the top of the hill we were rewarded with fantstic views of the River Clyde, Great and Little Comrie, The Isle of Arran and the Holy Isle, The Arrochar Alps,The Kintyre Penninsula, Ailsa Craig, and the South Ayrshire Coastline.
    When everyone had their fill of the magnicicent views we headed down the hill towards the coastline, back along the beach to the golf club where we completed our day out with our after walk coffee break.

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    Coylumbridge Day 3 Cairngorm Funicular Railway and Walk from Nethy Bridge to Loch Garten
    Feb 8, 2006

    After an early breakfast we travelled by coach to the Cairngorm Funicular Railway where we headed up the to the Ski Slopes and centre at the top of the Cairngorms.
    On arrival we were greated by fairly deep snow and it was still snowing. Most of the people on the trip had a wander round, a trip to the shop and had a coffee in the cafe.
    We then headed down to base level where we set off on our walk of the day which was a 6.5 mile walk at Loch Garten in the heart of the Cairngorms, we had some beautiful scenery on the walk. On completion of the walk we headed down the A 9 to Blair Atholl for our final stop of the three day break.
    We then headed home to East Kilbride with singing on the bus all the way from Blair Atholl to East Kilbride. A true sign that the trip was enjoyed by everyone.

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    Coylumbridge Day 2 Grantown-on-Spey to Nethy Bridge
    Feb 7, 2006

    Up bright early for a hearty breakfast before we set off for our 9.5 mile walk from Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club to Nethy Bridge. We started off in cold but sunny weather walking through some lovely forest areas, we walked along side the River Spey having a lovely informal break in the sunshine at one of the fishermens huts. We then headed on towards the Old Spey Bridge where we had lunch, some of the walk was on the Speyside Way Footpath. After lunch the weather changed and the rain started, but it did not stop any of the group from enjoying the walk in some beautiful countryside.

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    Coylumbridge Day 1. Inchraich Forest Walk
    Feb 6, 2006

    After leaving East Kilbride at approximately 0900 Hrs we travelled to Blair Athol where we had our very welcome and enjoyable morning stop at the Blair Athol Hotel.
    Returning to the bus we travelled via Kingussie to the Inchraich Forest where we did a 6.5 mile walk through the forest and also visited the viewpoint with stunning views to the Cairngorm Mountain Range.On completion of the walk we travelled on to the Coylumbridge Hotel

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    Cardrona Forest
    Jan 31, 2006

    Setting off from East Kilbride on a very cold and very foggy day, temperature on the car pannel saying -5 degrees outside Brrr. Our walk to-day is at Cardrona Forest near Peebles in the Scottish Border Country. As we have driven to they area the weather has changed from very foggy to gorgeous sunshine with blue skies with hardly any clouds in the skies. Someone again has pressed the sunshine button when printing out the maps. God is smiling on us. Brilliant walk with fantastic views over the border hills and in the distance views to Innerleithan and Walkerburn. Our day finished with tea at the Park Hotel Peebles, very cosy.