Dunfermline Rambling Club

CURRENT DRC PROGRAMME -- Winter 2018-19




Issued 15 November 2018. For a printable version of the programme, click Winter 2018-19 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 18 November Ben Vrackie OS43 and 52
Meet at 9:00am: A superb viewppoint with a very good path from Moulin to the summit. 4km, 640m ascent.
Start point: Car Park behind the Moulin Inn.
Coordinator: Carmel Smith

Sunday 02 December Glenvale and West Lomond. OS58
Meet at 9:00am: This walk takes in both the wonderful glen and the view-grabbing West Lomond. 17km.
Start point: Car park near Easter Gospetry on minor road west of West Lomond, at Map Ref 173070.
Coordinator: Colin Lees

Thursday 06 December Culross, Newmills and Valleyfield. OS65
Meet at 9:30am: Historic villages and woodland estate. 6-8km.
Start point: Gather at Leys Park Road car park, but meet co-ordinator Eric at the start point at West car park, Culross (near public toilets) at Map Ref 981859.
Coordinator: Eric Simpson

Sunday 16 December Christmas walk and Lunch.
Meet at 9:00am: Up Bishop Hill or a stroll on the Michael Bruce Way, then lunch at the Green Hotel Kinross, 12.30 for 1pm.
Start point: Kinnesswood School Car Park MR 177030
Coordinator: Kath Jones

Sunday 06 January 2019 Perth to Almondbank. OS58
Meet at 9:00am: A low level walk on footpaths along the Rivers Tay and Almond. 16km.
Start point: South Inch car park at Map Ref 120230.
Coordinator: Liz Fischbacher

Thursday 10 January Loch Fitty and St Ninian's. OS58
Meet at 9:30am: A moderately easy walk following good tracks and paths with optional ascent to top of hill. 8km, 2-3hrs.
Start point: Kingseat CLC, Church St, Kingseat at Map Ref 125904.
Coordinator: Stephen Ballinger

Sunday 20 January Edinburgh to Seton Sands
Meet at 08:50am: X55 bus to Edinburgh (West End), then bus to East Preston Street. Walk to/from Seton Sands along parts of sections 8 and 9 of John Muir Way. 18km, 6-7hrs. Can be shortened at any stage. See https://johnmuirway.org/ for comprehensive information on the walk.
Start point: Dunfermline Bus Station in time to catch the 8:54am X55 bus. (Or, board the bus elsewhere en route.)
Coordinator: Mike McCaul

Monday 28 January Annual Photo Show and Social, in the Village Hall, Crossford, 7:30pm.
All contributions of photos (memory stick, CD or slides) and of food are welcomed.

Sunday 03 February Methven circular. OS58
Meet at 9:00am: A moderate walk following woodland tracks and paths. 12km, 200m ascent, 3-4hrs.
Start point: Car park at King George V Jubilee Park, Main St, Methven, at Map Ref 029259.
Coordinator: Stephen Ballanger

Thursday 07 February Valleyfield and Oakley. OS65
Meet at 9:30am: Wooded glen, coalbings and old railway tracks. Approximately 10 km.
Start point: Car park in Valleyfield at Map Ref 011865.
Coordinator: Kath Jones

Monday 11 February 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 17 February North Queensferry - Jamestown circular. OS65
Meet at 9:00am: Includes Ferry Hills and Loch, 3-4hrs. Gather at Leys Park Road car park but meet co-ordinator Eric at the start point.
Start point: Car park at North Queensferry railway station at Map Ref 132808.
Coordinator: Eric Simpson

Friday 22 - Monday 25 February Beauly hotel weekend.
See News / Events section for details.


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