Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

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Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Mon May 03, 2010 5:35 pm

The Lorne and Lowland Walking Group meet up on the first Saturday of each month.
It starts at 11.00am at the Lorne and Lowland Church car park (apart from next one to Gigha )
I will put list on at the end of this.

On Saturday 1st of May, 17 of us made our way up to Kilkenzie and left the cars, we walked from there up to the Drum Farm and then on to Tangy, we had lunch at Tangy Loch then up through the Forestry to the quarry then along the Forestry road back to Kilkenzie.
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Anyone who would like to come along are welcome.

Meet at L&L Church car park at 11.00am
DATES
June 5th: Gigha - shore walk meet at L&L Church at 10.00am to split in to transport for the 11.00am Ferry

July 3rd: Saddell/Ifferdale Glen

Aug 7th: Caliburn/Drumgarve

Sept 4th: Clachan

Oct 2nd: Kilchrist Castle

Nov 6th: Aucherlochy & Loch Ruan

Dec 4th: Glenramskill

2011
Jan 8th: Westport to Machrihanish

Feb 5th: Shenachie

March 5th: Lussa Loch

April 2nd: Stron Glen
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:28 pm

The Gigha shore walk on 5th June will be led by Sadie Colville and John Martin.

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 £3.10 each way.

Bring lunch, boots, and waterproofs.

If you know of someone who does not have e-mail, please pass this message on to them.

See you on the 5th
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:21 am

The Church Walk on Saturday 3rd July is to Saddell/Ifferdale Glen, led by John Barton.

Meet in Lorne and Lowland Church car park at 11, sort out transport. Park at Saddell Abbey car park or Saddell Castle car park.

Please bring packed lunch, boots, waterproofs, and (midge cream??).

Look forward to seeing you on the 3rd.
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:28 pm

The walk for Saturday 7th August, will be led by Ian Teesdale, and is from Caliburn-Drumgarve.

Meet 11.00 at Lorne and Lowland car park, with boots, waterproofs and lunch. Travel to Caliburn Quarry and park at the NE corner. This walk is approximately four miles over varied terrain, and crossing Lussa water via stepping stones.

Ian hopes to be able to fit in a recce before we go, just to check all is well.
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby Jacobite » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:10 am

Hi, can you tell me where the Clachan walk in September will be going? :)
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:40 pm

I will try and find out asap
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:01 pm

Clachan walk

Sat 4th Sept: Meet in Lorne and Lowland Car park at 11 a.m., with boots, waterproofs and lunch, for a straightforward circular walk with stunning views. Heather Smithson will be leading us up the hill from Clachan village, past Loup House, and back along the shore path, which may be muddy in places.

If it makes sense to go directly to Clachan, please meet up with the rest of us at the school at 11.45.
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:15 pm

The walk on 2nd October, to be led by Moira MacDougall, will start at Knocknaha, by Kilchrist Castle, round some gentle hilly area, and back down by Uigle Farm. Mostly farm track and grassy areas. It is not a difficult walk, and is estimated to take 2½ - 3 hours.

Waterproofs, boots, sticks and lunch all necessary.
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:02 am

Hello Walkers,

The Group's next outing will be on Saturday, 6th November, and will be led by Sheila Reid.

Meet in church car park for 11.00 a.m. departure. The route will be to Aucherlochy (via Balegreggan Road), then on to Loch Ruan. Cross over to Ballywilline Hill, then down Gobagrennan Road. Approx. 5 miles.

Please bring waterproofs, boots and packed lunch.

Look forward to seeing you then.
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:02 pm

Hello Everybody,

The walk for December 4th is to Glenramskill, and will be led by Moira MacDougall.

Meet in Lorne and Lowland Church car park at 11 am. Car pool to Glenramskill, and park at the waste ground at the foot of the farm road. Walk on road to just past Ballymenach, across farmland back to Glenramskill. Not too long a walk, but likely to be muddy.

Please bring boots, waterproofs and packed lunch.

All best,

John and Marion
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:34 pm

Hello Folks,

The first walk of the New Year is scheduled for Westport Beach to Macrihanish. Sat 8th Jan 2011

The plan is to take the 11.15 Glasgow bus as far as Westport Beach, then walk along the beach to Macrihanish, and get the bus back into town from there (timetable to be confirmed). We would be grateful if you could let us know if you will be doing the walk, then John can reserve some seats on the Glasgow bus for us ... or you may prefer to arrange your own transport.

Meet as usual, in Lorne and Lowland Church car park at 11. a.m.

Please wrap up well, bring wet weather gear, boots, and packed lunch, although some people may prefer to have lunch at the pub in Macrihanish and catch a later bus. We'll leave that decision to individuals!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and a good 2011.

John and Marion
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:23 pm

Oops sorry forgot to put in date

The first walk of the New Year is scheduled for Westport Beach to Macrihanish. Sat 8th Jan 2011
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:16 pm

Hello Walkers,
Sat 8th Jan
Just to confirm bus times for Westport to Macrihanish walk. The Glasgow bus leaves the stands at 11.15 a.m.. Buses back from Macrihanish are at 1.30 and 3.30.

See you on Saturday,

John and Marion
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:05 pm

Hello Folks,

The walk for 5th February will be led by Ian Teesdale, and takes us to Shenachie.

Meet at the Lorne and Lowland Church car park, at 11.am. We travel, by car, along the Learside Road to The Bastard, where there is parking opposite for four cars. We then walk approx. 1½ miles along undulating forest track, emerge from there and continue walking on mixed terrain, with two water splashes to cross. The route then takes us back along the Learside Road, which is quite hilly.

We shall stop for packed lunch en route, and will also need boots and sticks, as can be muddy in places.

Estimated total time for walk is 1½ - 2 hours, including the lunch break.

Look forward to seeing you on the 5th.

John and Marion
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Re: Lorne and Lowland Walking Group

Postby kmc » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:45 am

The Church Walk on 5th March is an easy-going circular one around Lussa Loch, approx. 7½ miles. Meet at Lorne and Lowland Church car park at 11.00, arrange transport, and travel to the first foresters' hut to park.

Please bring packed lunch, waterproofs, boots and sticks.

We have one more walk arranged for April in this year's programme, so a meeting has been arranged for Wednesday, 6th April, at 7.30 p.m. in the Lorne and Lowland Church Hall, to arrange the next year's walks and contingency plans. Please come along and discuss your ideas/suggestions/favourite walks. If you can't make the meeting, perhaps you could tell us your thoughts at the March walk, or e-mail us, and we can take your suggestions along to the meeting. Please pass this message on to anybody you know who does not have e-mail.

All best,

John and Marion
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