Weekly Walk Schedule


Our programme of walks, weekends and social events is summarised below.

Please contact us to receive our detailed programme and newsletter, or to find out more about the club.

 

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March 2017

grade miles
Thur 2 Slide Show, 7.30 pm at Guide premises, 33 Melville Street. See Newsletter.
Sun 5 10:15 Stagecoach Bus 101 (Biggar) from Bus Station Map 65
West Linton (150520), Baddinsgill, Cairn Muir, Cauldstane Slap, East Cairn Hill (561m), Mid Hill, track from 139612 to Wester Bavelaw, Balerno B+ 13
OR
10:15 Stagecoach Bus 101 (Biggar) from Bus Station Map 66
Stately Homes and Coal Mines: exploring Dryden Estate and Bilston Glen
Flotterstone (234630), Bush Estate, Gowkley Moss Roundabout, Shinbanes, Bilston Glen, Viaduct, Kill Burn, Roslin D 7
Wed 8 09.22 First Bus 38 (Linlithgow) from Princes St (Stop PQ) Map 65
Winchburgh (Tally Ho Inn) 091750, Union Canal to Polmont via Philipstoun, Linlithgow, Woodcockdale and Almond C 11.5
Sun 12 09.00 Bookable Bus (High Tea) Route G Map 73
Newbigging Walls (531504), Hogs Law, Wedder Law (447m), The Howe, Addinston Hill, Carfraemill Hotel A 11
Wanton Walls (544481), Braidshawrig, Bermuda, Newbigging Walls B 9
Earlston (586389), Georgefield, Whitefield, Cowdenknowes Mains, Sorrowlessfield Bridge (577371), Faw Plantation, Gattonside, Melrose C 7
Sun 19 09:11 Train (Tweedbank) from Waverley Station (off-peak return currently £11.30) Map 73
Tweedbank Railway Station (523349), Melrose, Eildon Wester Hill (548316), Faughhill Moor, Cauldshiels Hill, Cauldshiels Loch, River Tweed, Gun Knowe Loch, Tweedbank B 10
OR
09.15 train (Aberdeen) from Waverley Station Map 65
Inverkeithing (132833), above N side of Prestonhill Quarry (138825), join Fife Coastal Path, St David’s Harbour, Downing Point, Donibristle Chapel (158827), St Bridget’s Kirk (169838), Aberdour D 6
Wed 22 09.10 Perryman’s bus 253 (Berwick) from Bus Station Map 67
Cockburnspath (776712), Cove Harbour, Pease Dean, Southern Upland Way, Penmanshiel Wood, Roadside Woods, Grantshouse C+ 10
Sun 26 08.00 Bookable Bus Route B Map 58
Blackford (894086), Glen Bee, Sauchanwood Hill, Ben Cleuch (721m), King’s Seat Hill, Dollar A 12
Blackford (894086), Glen of Kinpauch, Glen Bee, Upper Glendevon Reservoir, Broich Burn, Maddy Moss, King’s Seat Hill (648m), Dollar B+ 10
Yetts o’ Muckhart (004014), Crook of Devon, Rumbling Bridge, Muckhart Mill, Dollar C 10

April 2017

Sun 2 08.00 Citylink Bus M91 (Inverness) from Bus Station Map 58
This is the expected Summer timetable departure time of this bus. Please contact the leader nearer the time for up-to-date information
Perth (114233), Kinnoull Hill, Deuchny Wood, Murrayshall Hill, Pole Hill (288m), Den of Scone, Quarrymill, Norrie Miller Walkway, Perth B 12
OR
09.05 Stagecoach X55 (Dunfermline) from Bus Station Map 65
Dunfermline, Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline Abbey, Stagecoach 83 to Townhill, round south and west sides of Townloch, Wellwood(NE), N side of loch, Townhill Wood, bus to Dunfermline D 6.5
Sun 9 08.00   Bookable Bus Route A Maps: see text
Meikle Forter (179645), (Maps 43,44), Fergus, Craig Lair, Badandun Hill (740m), descend to follow Cataran Trail to Kirkton of Glenisla A 12
Cray Road (160645), (Maps 43,53,44) Mount Blair (744m), Over Craig, Meall Mor, Cairn Gibbs, Knockton, Kirkton of Glenisla B 10
Meikle Forter (179645), (Maps 43,44) Bada Crionard, Tulloch, East Mill, Kirkton of Glenisla C 8
Wed 12 08.20 Stagecoach Bus 101 (Biggar) from Bus Station Map 72
West Linton (149519), Faw Mount, Mount Maw, The Mount, Wether Law, East Cairn Hill ( 561m), Baddingsgill, West Linton B+ 12
14 – 17 Holiday weekend to Lagganlia – Fully booked
Sun 16 09.06 Train (Bathgate) from Waverley Station Map 65
Uphall Station (061705), Powies Path (080687), Almondell Visitor Centre, Calderwood Country Park, Linhouse Water, Oakbank Loop (067643), Bankton House Hotel, Livingston South Station C 8
Sun 23 09.00 Bookable Bus Route G Map 73
Newtown St Boswells (578314 ), Bowden, 3 Eildon Hills, Rhymers Stone, Leaderfoot, Black Hill, Earlston A 12.5
St Boswells (593309), River Tweed, Newtown St Boswells, Bowden, St Cuthbert’s Way, Eildon Hill North, Rhymers Stone, Leaderfoot, Path on East Bank of Leader Water, Earlston B 10
A699 (St Boswells to Selkirk Rd) (556300), Bowden, Bowden Common (553309), Eildon, Rhymers Stone, Leaderfoot, Path on West Bank of Leader Water, Cross river at Sorrowlessfield Bridge (577371), Earlston C 7
Wed 26 08.35 First Bus X62 (Melrose) from Bus Station Map 73
Walkerburn (359372), Priesthope ruin, Scawd Law, Windlestraw Law (659m), Scroof Hill, Stagehall Hill, Stow B+ 11.5
Thur 27 Walks Subcommittee Meeting. 7.00 pm at Guide Premises, 33 Melville Street.
Sun 30 09.02 Lothian Country Bus 104 (Haddington) from Waterloo Place (Stop ZK) Map 66
Gladsmuir (458732), Butterdean, New Winton, Winton Estate, Pencaitland, Ormiston   (with option to finish after 7 miles) C 11

May 2017

Sun 7 08.00 Bookable Bus Route B Map 56
Head of Loch Fyne (193127), Glen Fyne, Inverchorachan, Beinn Bhuidhe (948m), Beinn Chas, Clachan Hill (658m), Loch Fyne A 13
Butterbridge (Glen Kinglas, 234095), Allt a’Chnoic, Maol Meadhonach (604m), Maol Breac (645m – optional), Allt na Lairige, Glen Fyne, Loch Fyne B 13
Inveraray circular via Glen Shira and Rob Roy’s House (151170) C 10
Wed 10 09:00 First Bus X95 (Carlisle) from Bus Station
Hole in the Wa’ (Birkenside, 342609), Shank Bridge, Gore Glen, Dalhousie Castle, Midfield, Springfield Mill Nature Reserve, Kill Burn, Moat Bing Nature Reserve, Roslin C+ 9
12 – 15 Holiday weekend to Glencoe YH – See Newsletter
Sun 14 09.15 East Coast Bus 124 (North Berwick) from Waterloo Place, stop ZK Map 66
Aberlady (463798), Gullane Point, Black Rocks, Yellow Craig, North Berwick C 10
Thur 18 Committee Meeting. 7.30 pm at Guide Premises, 33 Melville Street.
Sun 21 07.30 Special Bus Route D Map 90
Threlkeld (320254), Mousthwaite Combe, Sharp Edge, Blencathra (868m), Halls Fell Ridge, Gategill, Threlkeld (if the leader considers conditions unfavourable on the day, ascent will be an alternative straight forward walkers route) A 11
Scales (343269), Mousthwaite Comb bealach, River Glenderamackin, Mungrisdale Common (633m), Cloven Stone, Burnt Horse, Cumbria Way, Latrigg, Keswick B 9
OR
08.58 Lothian Bus 37 (Penicuik) from Princes St (Stop PJ) Map 66
Penicuik (234605), old railway line, Rosewell, Bonnyrigg, River South Esk, Dalkeith C 10
Wed 24 09.20 First Bus 62 (Melrose) from Bus Station Map 73
Peebles (254404), Cademuir Hill, Stob Law, Broom Hill (718m), Hundleshope Heights, Upper Newby, Peebles B+ 12
Sun 28 09.18 Lothian Bus 44 (Balerno) from Princes Street (Stop PT) Map 66
Balerno (163663), West Kip, East Kip, Scald Law (579m), Carnethy Hill, Harlaw, Balerno B+ 11
OR
09.39 East Coast Bus 107 (Dunbar) from Waterloo Place (Stop ZK) Map 67
West Barns (654782), John Muir Way cliff top trail, historic Dunbar.                   Although there are more steps than usual for a D walk, the pace can be gentle as it is only 5 miles.   There are good hand rails too. D 5

June 2017

Sun 4 08.00 Bookable Bus Route E Maps 72, 78, 79
Tweedsmuir (095244), Erie Hill, Garelet Dod (698m), Gameshope Loch, Donald’s Cleuch Head, Loch Skeen, Grey Mare’s Tail A 12
Hawkshaw (073225), Fruid Water, Ellers Cleuch Rig, Loch Skeen, Grey Mare’s Tail B+ 11
Craig Douglas (292246), Blackhouse, SUW to Tibbie Shiels Inn C 8
9 – 12 Backpacking weekend – See Newsletter
Glen Shiel to Loch Cluanie (finishing at the Cluanie Inn), via Bealach Duibh Leac and Glen Quoich.  Plenty of remote munros nearby for the energetic!
Sun 11 09.35 Train (Dunblane) from Waverley Station Map 65
Camelon (867807), Forth & Clyde Canal, Falkirk Wheel, Union Canal, Polmont, Avon Aqueduct, Linlithgow C 13
OR
09.01 First Bus 38A (Stirling) from Princes St (Stop PQ) Maps 65, 66
Ratho Station (132726), Ratho Village, Track past Ratho Hall, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (Cafe), Union Canal back to Ratho Village and on to Hermiston, Footpaths through Riccarton Campus, Currie D 8
Wed 14 09.00 First Bus X95 (Carlisle) from Bus Station Map 73
Selkirk (466284), Selkirk Hill, Shawmount, Cauldshiels Loch (circuit), Abbotsford, River Tweed, Melrose (Border Abbeys Way) C 11
Sun 18 08.00 Bookable Bus Route B Maps: see text
Glenbranter (113980), (Map 56) Glenshellish Farm, Beinn Bheag (618m), Bernice Glen, Loch Eck track, Benmore A 12
Gairletter Point (191843), (Maps 56 & 63) Creag Mhor, Cnoc a Mhadaidh (470m) Kilmun Hill, Strone Hill, forest track to Blairmore B+ 8
Toward Quay (111678), (Map 63) Toward Castle, Corlarach forest trail (contouring around Achafour Hill and Garrowchorran Hill), Bishop’s Glen, Dunoon C+ 9
Sun 25 09.36 Lothian Bus 37 (Penicuik) from Princes St (Stop PJ) Map 66
Milton Bridge (251625), Flotterstone, Turnhouse Hill, Carnethy Hill (573m), The Howe, Harlaw Hill, Poet’s Glen, Currie B 10
Wed 28 09.20 First Bus X62 (Melrose) from Bus Station Map 73
Eddleston (242472), Fairydean Burn, Stewarton, Lyne (204410), Lyne Station, Railway Walk, Neidpath Castle, Peebles C 10

July 2017

Sun 2 09.30 First Bus X62 (Melrose) from Bus Station Map 66
Nether Fala (243525), Cockmuir, Kingside, Leadburn, Old Railway Line via Pomathorn and Loanstone, Rosslynlee Hospital, Kirkettle, Old Gunpowder Factory, Roslin C+ 10
OR
09.30 First Borders X62 (Galashiels) from Bus Station Map 73
Walkerburn (360372), west along S side of R Tweed to cross old railway bridge (340366), Toll Wood (330360), St Ronan’s Wells, Kirklands old cemetery, Cuddy Brig (333371), Pirn Wood (S), Innerleithen High Street D 6.5

 

Notes:

1) Please note that the schedules of public service buses and trains change from time to time. Please check in advance and arrive five minutes early in case of an early departure.

2) Locations of bus stops in Princes Street are as follows:

PJ – north side between Hanover St and South St David St

PT – south side between Mound and Waverley Bridge

PQ – south side between Waverley Bridge and North Bridge

ZK – Waterloo Place, North side