LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

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LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:33 pm

LORNE AND LOWLAND CHURCH WALKS

MAY 2013 – APRIL 2014


At the meeting on Wednesday, 27th March, 2013, many suggestions for walks were discussed, and the following agreed upon. Thanks go to all those who attended, to those who submitted suggestions, and to the people who have offered to lead the walks. Further details nearer to the time of the walk will be made available.


MAY 4th: Gigha – Sadie Colville

JUNE 1st: Auchenhoen – circular walk – Ian Teesdale/Peter Armour

JULY 6th: Ballygroggan-Largiebaan-Amod - Sheila Reid and Moira McDougall

AUGUST 3rd: Saddell Woods, through to Ifferdale Farm – John Barton

SEPTEMBER 7th: Brunerican to Macharioch – Alison Eynon

OCTOBER 5th: Ballymenoch Farm, via Greenland, to Balegreggan Road – Kathleen McGougan

NOVEMBER 2nd: Clachan, shore walk – Peter Armour

DECEMBER 7th: Muasdale – Shirley Lovegrove

JANUARY 4th: Westport to Macrihanish – no leader necessary

FEBRUARY 1st: Killeonan to Glenramskill, via Black Loch – Dugald McKendrick

MARCH 1st: Glen Ray, Dalsmirren, return through forest – Kathleen McGougan

APRIL 5th: Carradale – Matthew Ramsey



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John and Marion
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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:39 pm

Hi Folks,

Re: our walk to Gigha on Saturday 4th May next.

We have been in touch with the organisers of the "Gigha Challenge" on that date. For those who are unaware of this, the format is to walk, run or cycle from the hotel to the North of the island and back to the hotel, then to the South and back - a total of approx. 11 miles. We think our group should walk just to the North and back which is approx. 6 miles.

The cost per person for entry into the 11 miler is £6.00 adult, and £3.00 child. We suggested to the organisers that as we only anticipate doing the 6 miler, we pay a group donation to their cause - to which they agreed!

For anyone wanting to do the "Full Challenge" an application form will be available on the ferry, on the day, to be filled in on the journey over to Gigha.

The walkers will be the first to go at 11 a.m., so we will need to be catching the 10 a.m. ferry, therefore meet at the Lorne & Lowland Church car park at 9.15 to arrange transport to Tayinloan.

Please RSVP soonest so we can get an idea of how many are participating, and try to get a group booking for the ferry.

All best,

John and Marion
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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Thu May 02, 2013 3:37 pm

Hi Folks,

In view of the uncertainty of facilities on the Island, and the number of people that might be there, it is strongly recommended that you bring along a packed lunch for Saturday, 4th May.

Hoping for good weather,

John & Marion
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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Thu May 16, 2013 3:37 pm

Hello Walkers,

The walk for 1st June is Auchenhoen - a circular walk - to be led by Ian Teesdale/Peter Armour.

Meet as usual at 11.00 in Lorne and Lowland church car park. Arrange transport to Auchenhoen, and park there. Walk down the road for several hundred yards, then take a path uphill on the right for about half a mile. Bear right (west) over grassy hills down to near the west-running fence, and continue west over difficult terrain to reach Balnabraid ruins. From there, follow good stony path north, and eventually cast back to the Learside road. Thence shortly back south, south along the road to the cars. This is an adaptation of Walk No.8 in Angus Martin's Sixteen Walks in South Kintyre.

Please bring walking boots, waterproofs, packed lunch, and sticks if you feel you may need them.

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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:53 am

The walk for 6th July, 2013 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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John and Marion
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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:28 pm

Hello Folks,

The walk on August 3rd is to Saddell/Ifferdale Glen, and will be led by John Barton. It is approximately 7 miles, on forestry track, with some hilly bits.

Meet in Lorne and Lowland Church car park at 11.00 a.m., arrange transport. Park at Saddell Abbey car park, or Saddell Castle car park.

Please bring packed lunch, waterproofs, walking boots. Sticks and midge cream optional.

All best,

John and Marion
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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:19 pm

Hi All,

The Lorne and Lowland Church Walk on September 7th is from Glen Kerran (opposite Brecklate) to Kilchatten Burial Ground, on to a standing stone at Scarpell Hill, and possibly one other location depending on how overgrown the route may be, or not! This is a comparatively short walk (approx. 4 miles) and will be led by Archie Reid.

Meet as usual in the Church car park and arrange transport ready to leave by 11 a.m.. We will meet Archie and the Southend folk at Glen Kerran road end.

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

Hope it's a good day, weatherwise!

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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:19 am

Hello Everybody,

Just a reminder to let you know that Archie Reid is planning to do last week's cancelled walk tomorrow (14th September), weather permitting.

Arrangements the same as for last week - meeting at Church car park, arrange transport, and ready to leave by 11 a.m.. Meet Archie and Southend folk at Glen Kerran road end.

Take boots, waterproofs, walking sticks and packed lunch.

We won't be on the walk this time, but hope the weather is good, and you all enjoy this really nice walk.

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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:13 pm

Hi Folks,

Kathleen McGougan is unable to lead the walk on 5th October, and we have therefore swapped this with the November walk.

The walk will now be Clachan shore walk, to be led by Peter Armour.

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

This is a circular route, 4-5 miles, where we will be walking on road, up a gradient to Loup House, and continue back along the shore, where we will stop for lunch, and then return to the vehicles. Please be prepared for muddy/boggy in places along the shore.

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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:23 pm

Hello Walkers,

Kathleen McGougan is unable to do the walk from Ballymenach, via Greenland to Balegreggan Road, this month, so instead John Barton will lead a walk from the Snipefield Call Centre to Greenland, via Auchalochy and Loch Ruan, then return. Because there will be less daylight, we will meet at the church at 10.30.

The walk, with interesting and beautiful views, will take approximately 4½ - 5 hours. There are a couple of fences to climb, and gates that cannot be opened. Also some boggy patches.

Please bring wet weather gear, packed lunch, walking sticks/poles, sturdy waterproof walking boots (or Wellies if you feel that might be more sensible).

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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby alien » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:03 am

Hi there,

Are the walks open to everyone? We live in Edinburgh but have a cottage in Grogport and will be around on the dates of both the December and January walks.

Thanks,
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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:04 pm

alien wrote:Hi there,

Are the walks open to everyone? We live in Edinburgh but have a cottage in Grogport and will be around on the dates of both the December and January walks.

Thanks,
Aileen


Hi Aileen

Yes the walks are open to everyone, thats why we put them on here.

If you need any more info please contact me on here or I am in Hardware Stores in Longrow.

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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:31 am

Hello Everybody,

Shirley Lovegrove is unable to lead the walk on December 7th, at Muasdale, so John Barton has said he will lead it.

Meet at the Lorne and Lowland church car park at 11.00, arrange transport to Muasdale. There is some parking space by the bus stop, and possibly behind the shop.

This is a short circular walk, approx. 2-3 miles, on good forest track, with the last bit along the beach. We can extend the walk by taking the forest track we took with Ian last year - this can be decided at the time by the walkers.

Please bring lunch, waterproofs, sturdy footwear, sticks optional.

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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:50 pm

Hello Walkers,

The first walk of the New Year is Westport to Macrihanish, on 4th January. 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, take waterproofs, walking sticks if you feel you may need them.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2014.

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Re: LORNE AND LOWLAND WALKS 2013 to 2014

Postby kmc » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:12 pm

Hi Folks,

Owing to the very high tide forecast for tomorrow, at around midday, it will cover the beach, making our intended walk impossible to do. We will therefore meet in the Lorne and Lowe Church car park at the usual time (11.00), arrange transport, go to the Call Centre and walk to Greenland, as an alternative.

Please use suitable footwear, bring lunch and waterproofs, and sticks (optional).

See you tomorrow,

All best,

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