Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

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Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Fri May 04, 2012 5:21 pm

LORNE AND LOWLAND CHURCH WALKS
MAY 2012 – APRIL 2013


After a well-attended meeting on Wednesday, 25th April, 2012, many walks were suggested, and the following agreed upon. 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 will be made available.

May 5th: Clachan – shore walk. No leader necessary for this walk.

June 9th: Gigha – 11 o’clock ferry - Sadie Colville.

July 7th: Ballygroggan-Largieban-Amod - Sheila Reid & Moira MacDougall.

August 4th: Tangy Loch from Kilkenzie – Kathleen McGougan

September 1st or 8th: (Date to be confirmed) Brunerican to Macharioch – Alison Eynon

October 6th: Carradale – Matthew Ramsey.

November 3rd: Muasdale – Ian Teesdale

December 1st: Auchalochy, Loch Ruan and Greenland – Jenny McFarlane

January 5th: Westport to Macrihanish – no leader necessary

February 2nd: Kilkeddan to Peninver – Sheila Reid

March 2nd: Strone Glen – John Barton

April 6th: Largie Estate, Tayinloan – John Barton


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John and Marion
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Fri May 04, 2012 5:25 pm

Hello Everybody,

We start the new walking season with the walk arranged for Clachan.

Meet at Lorne and Lowland Church car park at 11 am, bring lunch, boots, waterproofs. Arrange transport, travel to Clachan village and park near the school.

This is a circular route, 5-6 miles, where we will be walking on road up a gradient to Loup House, and continue back along the shore, where we will lunch and then return to vehicles. Please be prepared for muddy/boggy in places along the shore.

Let's hope the good weather stays with us for Saturday!

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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Sat May 26, 2012 12:14 pm

Hello Everybody,

As the first Saturday of June is part of the long Bank Holiday weekend, it was decided, at the meeting, that June's walk will be on the second Saturday, i.e. June 9th, to Gigha.

The walk is to be led by Sadie Colville and Alister McNeill, and will be approx. 4-5 miles across varied terrain.

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

Catch 11.00 ferry to Gigha.

Ferries return on the half hour, up to 17.30 hrs. - we usually aim for the 15.30.

Ferry fare this year is £6.90 return.

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

Any queries, please ring Sadie on 01586-820266.

All best,

John and Marion
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:27 pm

Hello Walkers,

The walk for 7th July, 2012 is from Ballygroggan to Amod, and is being led by Sheila Reid and Moira MacDougall.

Meet at the Lorne and Lowland Church at 9.30, for car pooling to Ballygroggan.
The walk is approx. 12 miles - first four to Innean's fairly straightforward but a little boggy; next two quite steep and rough; last six miles on farm/forest road.

Please bring lunch, waterproofs, sticks. Sturdy footwear essential!

Those not wishing to do the rough part could do Innean's and back to Ballygroggan.

Could interested parties please call Sheila at 01586-554598 for a number count for car pooling.

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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:04 pm

Hello Walkers,

The Church Walk for 4th August is to Tangy Loch, approx. 6-7 miles, and should take around four hours. Kathleen McGougan will be the leader.

Meet at Lorne and Lowland Church at 11 a.m.. Drive to Kilkenzie, park cars. Walk to the Drum road end then up to Tangy Farm. Walk round the side of Tangy Loch, then up through the forestry to the quarry, then head down the forestry road back to Kilkenzie.

Please bring lunch, boots, waterproofs and sticks.

Sorry we can't be with you on this occasion, but enjoy your walk. See you next month.

John and Marion
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:18 pm

Hi all,

The Lorne and Lowland Church Walk on September 1st is from the church at Machriemore (near Southend) to Macharioch, approx. 6 miles over varied terrain, and will be led by Alison Enyon.

Meet as usual in the Lorne and Lowland Church car park at 11.00. Arrange transport to Machriemore church. Walk on the road from there to Pennyseorach farm, down to the beach, and then along the beach to Macharioch. We walk back via the road to Machriemore, although there will be cars available to ferry people back to the church.

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

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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:35 pm

Hello Folks,

The walk on 6th October is at Carradale. Meet at 11.00 at Lorne and Lowland church car park, arrange transport to Portnastorm car park in Carradale, where we meet up with Matthew Ramsey, who will be leading the walk.

From there we go to Kirnashie, where we stop for lunch, then continue on the circular route back to the car park. The walk is approx. 6 miles, and is all on waymarked track.

As usual, bring packed lunch, waterproofs, walking boots and sticks (optional).

All best,

John and Marion
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:57 pm

Hello Walkers,

The walk for November 3rd will be led by Ian Teesdale, and takes place at Muasdale.

Meet 11.00 at Lorne and Lowland Church car park, arrange transport to Muasdale.

Go up A83 to just short of Muasdale. A hundred yards or so before the first houses there is a turn-off to the right. Park there, and walk along the lane north-east for about a mile and a half till we get to the forest edge. Continue along a forest path as far as we want to, then stop for lunch. Return to the cars the way we came. Total distance about four miles. Going underfoot is good all the way.

Please be prepared for any weather that may be thrown at us, and bring a packed lunch.

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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:12 pm

Hello Walkers,

The walk on December 1st is to Auchalochy, Loch Ruan and Greenland, and will be led by Jenny McFarlane.

After a recent reccie, it seems the walk will take approx. 4½ - 5 hours. Because there will be less daylight, the walk will start at 10.30, leaving from the Snipefield Call Centre car park.

A good walk with interesting and beautiful views. A couple of fences to climb over, and gates that cannot be opened. There are also some boggy patches.

Please bring walking sticks/poles, wet weather gear, packed lunch. It's been suggested that wellington boots might be sensible, but leave that to yourselves to decide between those and sturdy walking boots.

All best,

John and Marion
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:42 pm

Hello Everybody,

The first walk of the New Year is on 5th January, and is Westport to Macrihanish. Transport and lunch are flexible, people may prefer to take cars and leave at either end of the walk, or use the buses. For those using the buses, meet at the stands for the 11.30 Glasgow bus. The return bus times from Macrihanish are 1.30, 3.30 and 4.30.

Packed lunch is optional, some people may prefer to eat at Macrihanish, or just go straight home.

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

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2013.

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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:33 pm

Hello Everybody,

The walk for February 2nd is from Kilkeddan to Peninver, to be led by Sheila Reid.

Meet at the Lorne and Lowland 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 farm track and road.

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

All best,

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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:41 pm

Hi Folks,

The Church Walk for March is at Strone Glen.

Meet on Saturday, 2nd March, in Lorne and Lowland Church car park, at 11 a.m.. Arrange transport to Carskaiey Farm, on the road to Mull of Kintyre, where we can park cars by the archway. John Barton will be leading the walk, which is on a good footpath, somewhat hilly in places, but on the whole, not too difficult a walk of approx. total of 5-6 miles - maybe a bit less. Hopefully the daffodils will be out!

Please bring walking boots, waterproofs, lunch. Sticks for this walk are optional.

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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:04 pm

Hello Everybody,

An important message to all walkers!

Kathleen McGougan has kindly arranged for us to use a room in the New Hall at the Lorne and Lowland Church, for Wednesday, 27th March, 2013, at 7.30 p.m.to arrange our next year's walking programme. Please come along and bring any ideas/suggestions for the walks. If you are unable to make the meeting, but have suggestions, please e-mail them to us, or pass them on to someone who will be attending the meeting.

The walk on April 6th is at Largie Estate, Tayinloan, to be led by John Barton. 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 and Lowland Church car park, and arrange transport.

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

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John and Marion
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group 2012 to 2013

Postby kmc » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:48 pm

The next walk is this week Sat 6th to Tayinloan, meeting at Church at 11.00am.
Sorry never got email with full details

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