Dunfermline Rambling Club

CURRENT DRC PROGRAMME -- Spring 2020




COVID-19: we can all assume there will be no Club walks for the foreseeable future. Keep walking, but stay safe and healthy.

Issued 23 March 2020. For a printable version of the programme, click Spring 2020 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.

28 Feb - 02 March 2020 (3 nights): Priory Hotel, Beauly.
See News / Events section for details.

Sunday 01 March Crossford to Limekilns.
Meet at 9:00am: For those not going to Beauly, a circular walk from Crossford Scout Hall to Limekilns and back via Gallowridge. About 12km. Some tracks and paths may be muddy.
Start point: Crossford Scout Hall.
Coordinator: Fiona Binnie.

Sunday 15 March Ben Cleuch circular, Ochil Hills OS58.
Meet at 8:00am: In a change to the programme, a circular walk from Tillicoultry over Ben Cleuch, Andrew Gannel Hill and King's Seat Hill. 12km, 870m ascent, 5h30-6hrs total.
Start point: Car park in Upper Mill St, Tillicoultry at Map Ref 914 973.
Co-ordinator: Rob Pearson

Thursday 26 March Around Stirling
Meet at 09:30am: A historical walk around Stirling, 8km.
Start point: Castle Esplanade or Park & Ride.
Co-ordinator: Kathy Jones

Sunday 05 April Beinn an t-Sidhein (Fairy Hill), Strathyre OS57.
Meet at 9:00am: A medium level walk along forest tracks and open moorland, 8km with 578m ascent.
Start point: Car park at Map Ref NN 560 168.
Coordinator: Carmel Smith

Thursday 09 April Dalgety Bay to Cowdenbeath OS367
Meet at 9:30am at Dunfermline Railway Station for the 9:37 train to Dalgety Bay, changing train and platform at Inverkeithing. Follow the sullom of the old Fordell railway, the re-instated section over the completed open-cast site and footpath to Cowdenbeath 10km. Return to Dunfermline by train.
Start point: Dalgety Bay railway station at Map Ref NT 149 841.
Co-ordinator: Jane Richard. Meet Jane at Dalgety Bay.

Sunday 19 April West Linton circular OS72
Meet at 9:00am: A walk around West Linton along good paths and tracks plus a short stretch of road. 11km, 150m ascent. Optional ascent of Mendick Hill (451m). (This walk was previously cancelled in February 2020.)
Start point: By West Linton golf course at Map ref 140520
Co-ordinator: Kath Jones

Sunday 03 May Lindores Loch OS59
Meet at 9:00am: A walk around Lindore Loch along paths, minor road and grassy slopes, 12km, 200m ascent.
Start point: Victory Hall car park, Collessie, at Map Ref GR 287 134.
Co-ordinator: Alison Thompson

08 - 11 May (3 nights): Arle Lodge, Mull.
See News / Events section for details.

Sunday 17 May Comrie OS61
Meet at 9:00am: A moderate walk around Comrie following good, well-signed paths and tracks with some bursts of strenuous ascent along the way. 15km, 460m ascent.
Start point: Public car park, School Road, Comrie, at Map Ref NN 772 220.
Co-ordinator: Stephen Ballinger

Wednesday 13 May 7.30pm CLUB MEETING in the Village Hall, Crossford.
This is a social gathering for all Club members 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.

Thursday 21 May Caputh and Spittalfield OS53
Meet at 9:30am: A moderate route along good paths and tracks and through farmland with some well-graded ascent. 11.5km, 200m ascent.
Start point: Caputh Village Hall, opposite Caputh Parish Church at Map Ref NO 088 401.
Co-ordinator: Alison Thompson.


For more information, click here to email Webmasters Rob and Margaret Pearson
or phone:
Rob or Margaret Pearson 01383 823486, or Alison Thompson 01383 737733

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