Dunfermline Rambling Club

ABOUT THE CLUB




Typical Walks

Our walks cater for people of all abilities and levels of fitness.
“Low-level” day walks are perhaps of 7-10 miles, often coastal, canal or moorland walks around or over the many delightful lower hills in Fife and nearby.
“High-level” day walks are often further afield, perhaps a couple of hours drive away, typically including a Munro or Corbett or two, with 8-12 miles of hillwalking taking perhaps 5-7 hours.
Weekend trips have included Braemar, Torridon, Ullapool, Glen Sheil, Glen Affric, Arran and Skye, and we sometimes visit the Lake District in October.

Some Serious Stuff

A coordinator is named for each walk but as none of us are qualified mountain guides, walkers are each responsible for their own safety. You should ensure that you are properly equipped to tackle the more serious walks, many of which are off the beaten track in wonderful, wild and mountainous country. You will need food, proper walking boots, warm clothing, waterproof jacket and over trousers. Preferably you should have and learn to use map and compass.

Planning Meetings

The club publishes four programmes of walks per year, and towards the end of each 3-month period we gather in a Dunfermline tavern to decide on the next programme. Everyone’s suggestions for walks are welcome. We try to include a wide range of walks, ideally with a “high-level” and a “low-level” option for each meet.

Travel Arrangements

We gather in the Leys Park Road car park in Dunfermline where we organise ourselves into car-sharing pools - on Sundays at either 8am or 9am, on Thursdays usually at 9:30am. See programme for details. People accepting lifts in other members’ cars are expected to contribute towards the travelling costs at the following currently agreed rates:

• Round trips of under 20 miles……….. £2.00 each
• Round trips of 20-50 miles……….. £5.00 each
• Round trips of 50-80 miles……….. £7.00 each
• Round trips exceeding 80 miles….….. £10.00 each

Weekend trips are based in hostels or bunkhouses, with most members making their own way there on Friday evening and returning either Sunday or Monday.

Social Events

Our social calendar includes:

• a Christmas lunch (preceded, of course, by a short walk!)
• an annual slide show by members, and
• the occasional ceilidh.