Dunfermline Rambling Club

CURRENT DRC PROGRAMME -- Spring 2019




Issued 20 February 2019. For a printable version of the programme, click Spring 2019 Programme

Participants on the outings are asked to ensure that they are properly equipped to tackle the walks, many of which are off-the-track in wild, boggy or mountainous country. Please provide yourself with adequate walking boots, compass, map and wet-weather clothing (to include waterproof-jacket, overtrousers, and change of clothes).

Please Note:-

1. Walkers are expected to heed advice/instructions given by leaders and other experienced club members as to their suitability for attempting particular walks (or sections of walks).

2. None of us are qualified mountain leaders so walkers take part at their own risk.

3. Please note that persons accepting lifts in other members' cars are expected to contribute towards the travelling costs at the following 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.

Outings on the first and third Sundays of every month leave from the Leys Park Road car park at either 8.00am or 9.00am depending on the walk.
Midweek outings also leave from the Leys Park Road car park. These outings will usually be on Thursdays, meeting at 9:30am in the car park.

Sunday 03 March Guildtown OS53
Meet at 9:00am: A moderate low-level route through minor roads and farmland. 11km, 3hrs.
Start point: Guildtown Village Hall at Map Ref 133 317.
Coordinator: Stephen Ballinger

Thursday 07 March Glenfarg Railway Tunnels
Meet at 9:30am: The walk is about 8km and perhaps not for anyone who suffers from claustrophobia or who doesn't like dark tunnels. There are two tunnels which were in active use until the 1970s as part of the Forth Bridge to Perth route. The tunnels are each about 500m long, taking 5 to 10 mins to negotiate. Bring a torch! Note: 5 for car park, refunded in coffee shop.
Start point: Beinn Inn, Glenfarg.
Coordinator: Fiona Binnie

Sunday 17 March Falkirk Wheel and Shieldhill Circular. OS65
Meet at 9:00am: Tow paths and surfaced tracks most of the way. 16km.
Start point: Falkirk Wheel north car park at Map Ref 883 787.
Coordinator: Liz Fischbacher

Sunday 07 April Gleneagles to Blackford.
Meet at 9:00am: A linear walk with a possible extension to Kinpauch Hill. 9-15km.
Start point: Station Road near entrance to Gleneagles.
Coordinator: Kath Jones

Thursday 11 April Dean Plantation. OS58
Meet at 9:30am: Walk from Leys Park Road car park to William St, path marked Dean Plantation, across open country and fields to a woodland walk, and return. 10km.
Start point: Leys Park Road car park.
Coordinator: Jim Jarvie

Sunday 21 April Ben Venue. OS57
Meet at 8:00am: A walk in the Trossachs with extensive views of Loch Katrine from the summit. 10km, 845m ascent. Possible low level options in the area.
Start point: Loch Achray Hotel on Loch Ard.
Coordinator: Ian Smith

Thursday 02 May Blairadam Forest circular. OS367
Meet at 9:30am: A circular walk through the north part of the Blairadam Forest. 11km.
Start point: Maryburgh, at Map Ref 137 961.
Coordinator: Kath Jones

Sunday 05 May Cam Chreag, Glen Lyon. OS51
Meet at 8:00am: A strenuous hike to the summit of a Corbett with a good track most of the way. 12km, 660m ascent, 4-5hrs.
Start point: Meggernie Estate car park, Innerwick, Glen Lyon, at Map Ref 586475.
Coordinator: Stephen Ballinger

Friday 10 - Monday 13 May Ardnamurchan Bunkhouse weekend.
See News / Events section for details. Note: this trip is now fully booked.

Tuesday 14th May 7:30pm CLUB MEETING in the Village Hall, Crossford.
This is a social gathering for all Club members, but it is also where we plan our future walks and weekend trips. Come along armed with your (documented, please!) suggestions for future club walks, high level and low level, for our programme for the next three months. If you have never coordinated a walk before why not give it a go?
We will also be discussing proposals for future hotel / hostel / bunkhouse trips.

Sunday 19 May Meigle and Ardler loop. OS53
Meet at 9:00am: A moderately easy low level route on tracks, paths and minor roads through farmland and woodland. 11km.
Start point: Kinloch Memorial Hall, Dundee Road, Meigle, at Map Ref 289 442
Coordinator: Maggie Baillie


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