In Village Notices

Strathearn Ramblers

Future walks programme through to the 29thMarch 2020.

 

Guests are very welcome join in on walks. Please introduce yourself to the walk leaders and pay £1 day membership for insurance purposes.

If you would like any information about walks in advance or if it is a linear walk requiring a seat on the bus please contact one of the following:

Chairman; Irwin Keith 01764 652541,  i.keith@btinternet.com

Vice – chair; Fiona Penfold 07875 281591, fionapenfold57@gmail.com

 

Hill walks

Please note that the main walk leaders for each walk will decide whether it will take place on the Sunday in the programme or on another nearby day if the weather forecast is better.

They will communicate this to all Ramblers who have previously indicated an interest in participating in the walk, usually 3-4 days ahead, so please e-mail or phone in advance to let them know you are interested.

 

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26thJanuary. Standing Stones of Upper Strathearn. Walk

 

Distance 10 miles. Start; Mill of Drummond. Finish: Comrie.  Departure details : Comrie School Car Park 9am, Crieff Coop car park 9.15am.  Coco bus.

This route takes us over open fields providing a chance to explore some of the pre-historic monuments of Strathearn. From Mill of Drummmond, it takes in the standing stones at   Dunruchan and Criaigneich before heading west to Ben Dhu and Bishopfauld. After refreshments at Auchengarrich, with its own standing stone, the route continues along the Bogton Braes walk visiting a further stone circle in Comrie.

 

23rd February. Glen Tarken circular. Walk.

Distance 7 miles  Start place; St Fillans. Departure details : Crieff Coop 9.00am & Comrie School car park 9.15am. Pay drivers;  £1

A gradual ascent from St Fillans to a fine viewpoint over Loch Earn and the hills beyond. We will climb up from the lochside through Glen Tarken woods to the cottage of Jerusalem passing a small ruined village. After this, the route continues north into the lower part of Glen Tarken, crossing over Glen Tarken burn at a ford to reach a highpoint on the return track.,

22nd March. Inver and Pine Cone walk. Walk.

Distance 8 miles. Start; Dunkeld Main car park (free on Sunday, Toilets 50p)

Departure details : Comrie School car park 9.00am & Crieff Coop car park 9.15am

Pay drivers; £4.

From Dunkeld we walk to Inver then through the Hermitage before climbing through the Crigvinean forest to the Pine Cone viewpoint. The return takes us down through the

woodland and under the Jubilee bridge to the River Tay, following it back to Dunkeld

passing Neil Gow’s Oak.

 

29th March.Beinn Dearg from Glen Artney. Hill Walk

Distance 8.5mile. Start : Car park below  Glen Artney Church. Finish: as above. Approx time: 5- 6 hours. Height Gained: 2500ft / 706m. Depart Creiff Coop at 8.15am & Comrie School car park 8.30am. Pay Drivers £1

This a circular walk taking in a number of tops on the Highland side of the Boundary Fault which runs the length off Glen Artney. The walk is over grass with some peat hags to negotiate. It is a good season opener with good views over Strathearn.

 

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