Dunfermline Rambling Club

CURRENT DRC PROGRAMME -- Autumn 2018




Issued 14 Aug 2018. For a printable version of the programme, click Autumn 2018 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 02 September Holl Reservoir. OS58
Meet at 9:00am: A circular walk uphill to Glen Vale and John Knox's Pulpit before a steeper climb up Bishop Hill. 12km.
Start point: Holl Reservoir
Coordinator: Lucy Massiah

Thursday 13 September Beath Hill.
Meet at 9:30am: A linear walk along the cycle path and up Beath HIll. 7km.
Start point: Leys Park Road car park.
Coordinator: Lucy Massiah

Sunday 16 September Pentland Hills. OS65 or 66
Meet at 9:00am: Nine Mile Burn to Balerno. A linear walk 16km there and back. Can be shortened.
Coordinator: Kath Jones

Thursday 20 September Dunfermline area. OS65
Meet at 9:30am: A walk from Leys Park to William St to path marked Dean Plantation across open country and fields to a woodland walk and return. 10 Km.
Start point: Leys Park Road car park.
Coordinator: Jim Jarvie

Thursday 27 September Balgownie Woods.
Meet at 9:30am: A trundle around Balgownie and Valleyfield Woods. Approximately 8-10 km.
Start point: North of Shires mill, car park on left with Information board.
Coordinator: Fiona and Jack Binnie

Friday 05 - Monday 08 October Colonsay weekend.
See News / Events section for details.

Thursday 11 October Pentlands Circular. OS66
Meet at 9:30am: Circular walk, moderately strenuous, starting and finishing at The Steading by way of Swanson Village, Smithy Cleugh, Allermuir Hill, Caerketton Hill and the Hillend ski centre. 8km. Ascent 500m.
Start point: The Steading at Map Ref 250670.
Coordinator: Alison Thompson

Sunday 21 October Dunkeld Area. OS52 or 53
Meet at 9:00am: Good tracks through open country to upland lochs with sections of prolonged ascent. 18km. 500m ascent.
Start point: Butterstone village hall at Map Ref 063459.
Coordinator: Stephen Ballanger

Sunday 04 November Lammermuir Hills. Explorer 345
Meet at 9:00am: A circular walk in the Lammermuirs down at Whiteadder reservoir.
Start point: Map Ref 643642.
Coordinator: Fiona and Jack Binnie

Thursday 15 November Elie circular OS59
Meet at 9:30am: A walk through beach, forestry and farmland. 12km
Start point: Map Ref 481998.
Coordinator: Kath Jones

Monday 12 November 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 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


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or phone:
Rob or Margaret Pearson 01383 823486, or Alison Thompson 01383 737733

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