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L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:27 pm
by kmc
CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012


After discussion at the meeting held on Wednesday, 6th April, 2011, several walks were proposed, and the following agreed upon. Our thanks go to everybody for their suggestions, and to the people who have offered to lead the walks. Further details nearer the time of the walk.

As last year: apologies in advance for any misspellings!

MAY 7th: Kilypole Loch, via Macrihanish – Kathleen McGougan

JUNE 4th: Gigha – Jim/Sadie Colville

JULY 2nd: Balnabrae to Glenramskil – Moira MacDougall/Sheila Reid

AUG. 6th: Knocknaha to Glenramskil – Dugald

SEPT. 3rd: Skipness (possibly leaving Campbeltown earlier than the usual
11.00 a.m.) – Ian Teesdale

OCT. 1st: Craigaig and Innans – Jennifer McFarlane

NOV. 5th: Peninver to Kilkeddan – Sheila Reid

DEC. 3rd: Gilchrist Castle – Moira MacDougall

JAN. 7th: Westport to Macrihanish – no leader deemed necessary

FEB. 4th: Tayinloan, Largie Estate – John Barton

MAR. 3rd: Southend to Todhill – Archie Reid

APRIL 7th: Gauldrons – Sheila Reid



Regards,
John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:20 pm
by kmc
Hi All,

The Gigha walk for 4th June will be led by Sadie Colville and Alister McNeill, and is approximately 4-5 miles across varied terrain.

Meet in Lorne and Lowland Church car park at 10.00. Arrange transport, and leave at 10.15 sharp.

Catch 11.00 ferry to Gigha.

Ferries return on the half hour, up to 17.30.

Ferry fare is £3.25 each way.

Please bring lunch, boots, waterproofs, sticks, and midge cream!

Regards,

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:42 pm
by kmc
Hello All,

The walk for 2nd July is from Balnabrad to Glenramskil, led by Moira MacDougall and Sheila Reid, and is approx. 3-4 miles round trip.

Meet in church car park at 11.00, arrange transport to Auchinhoan. Walk on road, then over some varied terrain - some a little rough. Lunch at Balnabrad and return to cars.

Please bring packed lunch, and waterproofs. Walking boots essential.

Regards,

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:31 pm
by kmc
Owing to a change in circumstances, we have swapped the August and October walks around, so the August 6th walk will now be to Craigaig, led by Heather Smithson.

Meet in Lorne and Lowland Church car park at 11.00. Arrange transport to Ballygroggan, and from there the walk is about three miles, and takes approx. two and a half hours (including a lunch stop). The terrain varies from track to boggy parts, muddy parts, plus crossing a small burn (bridges provided) and a steepish downward path to the ruins at Craigaig where we will stop for lunch.

Please bring walking boots, waterproofs, sticks, and packed lunch.

Regards,

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:33 pm
by kmc
Hello Walkers,

The Church Walk for September 3rd is to Skipness, and will be led by Ian Teesdale.

Meet at 10.30 a.m. in Lorne and Lowland Church car park, and arrange transport. Travel to Skipness, leave cars in the car park at the entrance to the woodland, and start walking at 11.45.

From the car park we go to the riverside, uphill and upstream on the North-East side of the river to the dun (about one-third of a mile). Leave the forestry, head NE across open moorland for two-thirds of a mile, then head South-East downhill, and continue to the shore (approx. 1 mile). Return to Skipness via the rocky shore (approx. 1.3 miles) through vegetation, boggy in places. Beyond Skipness point is a good path.

Overall a relatively strenuous but enjoyable 3-4 mile walk.

Please bring walking boots, waterproofs, sticks, and packed lunch. Please note the Seafood Cabin at Skipness is closed on Saturdays.

Regards,

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:32 am
by kmc
Hello Everybody,

The Church Walk for October 1st will be led by Dugald, and is from Knocknaha to Glenramskil, approx. 5-6 miles, over moorland, with maybe some boggy areas.

Meet as usual at 11.00 in the Church Car Park, arrange transport. Please bring packed lunch, waterproofs, and sticks (optional). Walking boots essential.

Regards,

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:51 pm
by kmc
Hello Everybody,

The walk for November is from Kilkeddan to Peninver, to be led by Sheila Reid.

Meet at the Church car park at 11.00, and arrange transport to Peninver.

Park in public car park at Peninver, walk along main road to Kilkeddan farm road. Take the farm road and track, cross a field, and onwards to Lussa Power Station where we stop for lunch. Return via the road from the power station to Peninver car park. Approx. 3-4 miles, mostly on road/farm track.

Please also bring walking boots, waterproofs, lunch, and walking sticks.

Regards,

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:12 pm
by kmc
Hi Folks,

The Church walk for December Sat 3rd is to Gilchrist Castle, and will be led by Dugald. This is mainly on farm track and moorland, some of which can be rough in places. Approx. 2½ - 3 miles.

Boots essential. Please also bring packed lunch, waterproofs and walking sticks.
Meet at Church carpark at 11.00am
For those who can't make the walk but will be in town, please come to the Coffee Morning (10 - 12) in the Victoria Hall, and support Campbeltown Cat Rescue.

Regards,

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:42 pm
by kmc
Hello Walkers,

An early note to remind you that the next walk is on 7th January, Westport to Macrihanish. There is no leader for this walk, as it is straightforward.

Transport and lunch are flexible, people may prefer to take cars and leave at either end of the walk, or use the buses. At the moment, we do not have bus times from Campbeltown to Westport, or from Macrihanish back to Campbeltown - will let you know those nearer the time.

Packed lunch is optional, or some people may prefer to eat in the Old Clubhouse, or just go straight home.

Please use suitable footwear for beach walking; waterproofs; walking sticks if you feel you need them.

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

All best,

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:12 pm
by kmc
Hi Folks,

Further to our e-mail of 10th December, we have now found out the times of the buses for the Westport to Macrihanish walk on 7th January.

The Glasgow bus leaves Campbeltown stands at 11.30, arriving at Westport approx. 11.40. If we can do the walk in time, we can catch the 1.30 back to town, if not, perhaps a leisurely lunch in the Old Clubhouse until the next bus at 3.30.

See you Saturday,

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:57 pm
by kmc
Hello Everybody,

This month's walk takes place at Tayinloan - Largie Estate - led by John. The walk is mainly on track and moorland, some of which may be rough in places. It should take approx. 4 hours (inc. lunch). We walk by the ruins of the old house, passing the old laundry, up and over a meadow to a forest track, looking back to superb views over the isles of Gigha, Islay and Jura. After a while we cross a ford and arrive at the ruins of Lagloskine. Stop here for lunch, then return via the same route.

Meet at 11.00 in Lorne & Lowland Church car park, and arrange transport.

Please bring walking boots, sticks, waterproofs and packed lunch.

Regards,

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:20 pm
by kmc
Hello Everybody,

The walk for Sat 3rd March takes place at Southend, being led by Archie Reid.

Meet at Lorne and Lowland Church at 11.00. Arrange transport to Southend, and park at the church. From there it is a two mile walk along the road to where we turn off at Langholm sheep tanks, and go up Todhill, which is about another three-quarters of a mile across moorland. Stop here for lunch, then return to the church via the same route.

For those who do not want to walk along the road, there is a possibility of parking a car or two at one of the farms nearer to Todhill, and walking from there.

Please wear boots, bring waterproofs and packed lunch. Sticks optional.

Bye for now,

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:22 pm
by kmc
Hello Walkers,

Sheila Reid will be leading this month's Church walk at Macrihanish.

Meet at 11 o'clock in Lorne and Lowland Church car park, and arrange transport to Macrihanish. Park in village, walk from there to the Gauldrons, climb hill to top of Gauldrons. Stop for lunch. Walk across fields, and come out on to road at High Lossit and walk back to the cars. The walk is approx. 4-5 miles.

Please bring walking boots, waterproofs, sticks and packed lunch.


Regards

John and Marion

Re: L & L CHURCH WALKS – MAY 2011 – APRIL 2012

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:47 pm
by kmc
Hello Walkers,

This e-mail is to let you know that there will be a meeting in the Lorne and Lowland Church Hall on Wednesday, 25th April, at 7.30p.m. to arrange the programme for the coming year's Church Walks. Everybody welcome. If you are unable to attend, then please let us have any ideas/suggestions/favourite walks, either by e-mail to:

marion.haber@btopenworld.com

or you can phone us on 01586-554088.

Look forward to seeing as many of you there as can make it.

All best,

John and Marion