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Doon Hill and Fairy Knowe Easy Walk

  • Apr 6, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Hi all

The main car park is round the back of the Scottish Wool center.

For all the new people coming along , I will be driving a Red Berlingo and will be there about 1030 ish. Any problems feel free to contact me on 07971365260.

 

Scott

An easy circular walk from Aberfoyle, climbing mystical Doon Hill, home of the fairies, and passing through woodland, open countryside and riverside, all with good views. We will also take in the Aberfolye Wildlife Path towards the end of walk.

Hi all, just a wee update.

Meeting place will be the main car park in Aberfoyle at the  Scottish wool center (free parking). The walk should take around 2 hours at a very easy pace and is approx 5km (about 3 miles in old money) with only one climb at Doon hill. Coffee's can be had at a couple of places after, in Aberfoyle or up at the David Marshall lodge visitor center. Which is currently being refurbished but due to be finished by Easter.

Scott

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Scott I feel I need to add there is a fantastic tearoom called The Wee Blether in kinlochard great lunches too, it 4 miles outside Aberfoyle but well worth every drop of fuel to get there, well you know I'm a sucker for a good coffee and cake:-)

Yeah I have had the pleasure ,nice friendly folk, just checked online dose not reopen till April. Would have to find out numbers and try and get in touch with them to see if they could accommodate us( no contact details on web page).

Scott

 

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  • Sharon R.

    Sorry, seems almost impossible to get to by public transport. It's not going to work out. Sorry for last minute cancellation. :-(

    April 5, 2013

    • Allie

      if you manage to get to Churchills on Kirklee Road for 10 am I will be able to give you a lift.

      April 5, 2013

    • Sharon R.

      Thanks Allie, I just got your message. I don't think I'd have been able to go as I'd changed my RSVP when I posted this.

      April 8, 2013

  • Alison

    Another great day yesterday, thanks scott & alan, and agree with everyone about the cakes :-)

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Alan G.

    This finding walks is easy the key to success is great cakes at the finish, works everytime!!!!:-)

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Linda

    Had a great day, lovely weather, great company! I missed the cake but will definitely have some next time.

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Is there something I don't know about those cakes? No wonder they were so popular ;)

      April 7, 2013

    • Alan G.

      now that wouldbe telling Sheena!!!!

      April 7, 2013

  • Neil F.

    Hi guys just a short note to say we enjoyed the walk yesterday and a big thank you to everyone for making us feel welcome. We're both looking forward to the next meet. Neil & Angela

    April 7, 2013

  • Joan A.

    Had a braw day, thanks to Scott and Alan, all the great company, Debby for the lift, the fairies and, last but not least, the sun, ha ha. Would love to do the longer walk. :0)

    April 7, 2013

  • Allie

    Nice easy walk in the sunshine, with good company, to start my 'season'. Loved 'The Wee Blether'.Great way to finish the day. Thank you organisers.

    April 7, 2013

  • Scott J.

    Also you might find this of intrest.
    http://www.batcow.co.uk/strangelands/nature.htm
    Scott

    April 7, 2013

  • Scott J.

    I'm glad eveybody enjoyed yesterday.
    Mister sun was out, which did make it a more enjoyable.
    Had some nice chats about the local folklore (granted only limited).
    Here's the link I was trying to remember yesterday (can't who was asking)
    http://www.stravaiging.com/
    just go about half way down page to Acient history.
    also here more on the Rev Robert Kirk
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kirk_%28folklorist%29
    Scott

    April 7, 2013

  • John C.

    Great walk well organised many thanks for the meet up

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Alan G.

    Another lovely day out finished off by a visit to my favourite tea room in Scotland, lifes not so bad the sun even shone for us, what more could you want thanks to Scott for putting the walk on.

    April 6, 2013

    • Linda

      A great day all round. Thanks Alan!

      April 6, 2013

  • Scott J.

    Hi all
    I hope everybody enjoyed todays short walk. It was good to see everybody and see a few new faces. The sun was out , company was good with a couple of intresting historical-folklore bits to see.
    A few people have expressed an intrest in doing a similar route but longer, which I will do later in the year. as there is a few intresting, scenic walks around the area which Alan would like to do first.

    2 · April 6, 2013

    • Linda

      Thanks for a lovely day! Looking forward to Loch Katrine, hope we have the same luck with the weather, eh?

      1 · April 6, 2013

  • May

    Really enjoyed the walk today... Sun shone for us which made it even better... Nice company too ..cakes in The Wee Blether were ledge.... Will defo be making a return visit there..although prob have to walk there to burn off the calories in the cakes ....:o)

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • John C.

      Too true some cakes !

      April 6, 2013

  • Brenda T.

    Hi
    Today was my first meet up and I was really impressed. Lovely friendly people, gorgeous day, nice route and the tea room at the end was fab. Can't wait to meet up with you all again sometime soon. A big thank you to the hosts. Well Done !

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • Alan G.

      So pleased to hear you enjoyed your first day with us long may you keep coming and enjoying more great days out.

      April 6, 2013

  • May

    Leaving from battlefield on south side at 945 route via gorbals, expressway, anniesland, maryhill rd etc if u don't mind sharing with 2 dogs (behind grille) the dogs that is not you lol

    April 6, 2013

  • Allie

    If anyone still needs a lift from the W End please contact me. Thanks.

    April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Linda, thanks for thinking of me. I didn't get your message (sometimes the meetup emailed don't come thru to me) I'll see you tomorrow. Hope you find somebody to help you with the petrol!

      April 5, 2013

    • amy

      Hi allie, apologies for last minute change I have got to work at last min, have a great day and hope to meet you all another time . Thanks for offer of lift , cheers amy

      April 5, 2013

  • Andy C.

    Sorry guys. Trouble at mill, so I have to work again tomorrow. Gutted as I was really looking forward to this one!!

    April 5, 2013

  • John C.

    I am going from south side Newton Mearns and would have 3 places available I am just going on holiday now but anyone wanting a lift contact me at start of March
    Regards
    John

    February 16, 2013

    • Linda

      Hi John! Was just thinking the same. At the gate to Hidden Gardens?

      April 5, 2013

    • John C.

      That is great Linda see you then

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry

    April 5, 2013

  • Sharon R.

    Has anyone got any space in their car for me? I can get to anywhere in Glasgow.

    April 5, 2013

  • Alison

    Hi wondering if anyone leaving from near east end of glasgow that I could car share & split costs with ? Have night out on the friday & am wary of driving too early on saturday!

    April 2, 2013

    • Alison

      That it'd be great thanks brenda. Im in millerston, but just let me know wheres easiest for you for pickup & I'll meet you there. 07591894639. Thanks again

      April 4, 2013

    • Brenda T.

      Just in and feel its a bit late to call, I will give u a call 2moro and we can arrange pick up. Looking forward to meeting you.

      April 4, 2013

  • Fiona

    sorry can't make now!

    April 4, 2013

  • Sharon R.

    It doesn't look like I'll be able to get there by public transport. Can anyone give me a lift from Glasgow?

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely nowbody able to pick up in CC or West End along the way? Share petrol of course!

    March 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Linda a lift would be good. Can we meet somewhere on Great Western Road?

      April 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      think Lesley S id still looking for a lift too?

      April 4, 2013

  • Lesley S

    Hi does anyone have space from west end or Milngavie?

    April 3, 2013

  • Joan A.

    Hi Debby, would iceland suit you? i will be there for 9.15 but will wait till you come, in case you need it my no. is[masked] :0)

    April 3, 2013

    • debby l.

      that's fine Joan.. my number[masked] see you then

      April 3, 2013

  • Joan A.

    That's perfect Debby, thanks a lot.

    April 3, 2013

    • debby l.

      Hi Joan, Linda not going now so I will be coming from Cambuslang. Thinking somewhere on Main St at about 9.15, where suits you best?

      April 3, 2013

  • Sharon R.

    Is this easy to get to by public transport? Is there a train station at or near Aberfoyle?

    April 3, 2013

  • Trisha G.

    Sorry have to pull out was looking forward to meeting up and a good walk.

    April 3, 2013

  • christine p.

    Sorry cant make it this Saturday. Hopefully will catch up another time. Enjoy!

    April 3, 2013

  • Kim B.

    :( Foot still swollen and sore.

    April 3, 2013

  • Kim B.

    Hiya, just off the waiting list :) 50/50 though on whether i will have to work at the mo but fingers crossed. In the event that i can attend (hope so) can anyone offer lift from around southside please?

    March 16, 2013

    • May

      if a spot opens up i can get u kim i live in battlefield (still waitlisted)

      1 · April 1, 2013

    • Kim B.

      Thanks May, unfortunately i a not going to be able to make it as my foot is stl swollen and sore :(

      April 3, 2013

  • elizabeth t.

    Sorry working that day.

    April 2, 2013

  • yvonne

    Hello, I'll be driving from East Kilbride if anyone needs a lift. Alternatively, happy to car share if anyone else is going from south side and would contribute to petrol costs.

    April 2, 2013

  • Joan A.

    aw Debby, thanks, i was just about to pull out. When and where suits you? :0)

    April 2, 2013

    • debby l.

      I will get back to you with a time...will be picking Linda up in croftfoot then be coming down Mill st, there's a bus stop just before traffic lights at main st, I think, would that suit?

      April 2, 2013

  • Joan A.

    Hi, still looking for a lift, anyone near Rutherglen, city centre, who can give me a lift?

    April 2, 2013

    • May

      Yea Joan I am confirmed so long as u ok in car with two dogs (behind grille) . Will email u before Saturday re details

      April 2, 2013

    • debby l.

      i could pick you up Joan if you still need a lift

      April 2, 2013

  • Joan A.

    Hi May, need to pass on the lift, i am allergic to pet hairs but thanks for the offer :0(

    April 2, 2013

    • May

      Ah just saw this Joan .. Hope u get sorted

      April 2, 2013

  • debby l.

    Hi folks, at the moment im leaving from Cambuslang and picking up in Croftfoot and Pollokshields...can manage one more if anyone still stuck for a lift

    April 1, 2013

  • Neil F.

    Me and the wife

    April 1, 2013

  • May

    Yay a place has opened up. My friend and i are bringing our dogs hope thats ok...

    April 1, 2013

  • Joan A.

    Hi, still looking for a lift, anyone near Rutherglen who wants to share costs?

    March 19, 2013

    • May

      Hi Joan we met on another walk. I am currently waitlisted but if a place opens up will gladlybgive u a lift

      March 20, 2013

    • May

      Place opened up joan my friend and i afe bringing our dogs.. Let me know if thats ok with u and will firm up on a time to pick u up

      April 1, 2013

  • debby l.

    hi, i will be leaving from Cambuslang and picking Linda up in Croftfoot, i could probably manage two more people if that helps anyone

    February 16, 2013

    • Warren

      Hi, thanks for the offer as well Debby. I've just seen Lynne offering a lift from Paisley, so if all works out well, i can get a lift from Lynne which will mean Margaret can have your spare one, and we will able be able to go on the walk. Cheers, Warren

      March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Debby thanks for offer of lift and thanks to Warren for kindness but unfortunately I will have to cancel this one as something has come up.

      March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry wont make this one.

    March 30, 2013

  • Scott J.

    Heres the link to the route for Doon hill.
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9uOr9RpKhGcTGRyVjdubmJfRms/edit
    Also just to let everybody know The Little Blether will be the place for nibbles after. Its about a ten minute drive from Aberfolye.

    March 30, 2013

  • Lesley S

    Hi, can
    anyone offer a lift from Milngavie?

    March 25, 2013

  • linda m.

    Hi folks Im on the provisional but hoping folks drop out. Im looking for provisional lift at mo, so if anyone has available space nearer time let me know

    February 18, 2013

    • linda m.

      Wooo hoo off the waiting list if your still up for lift Lynne xx

      March 19, 2013

    • linda m.

      Perfect get you at usual haunt, my mobile is[masked] if any problems xx

      March 20, 2013

  • Joan A.

    Hi May, thanks very much will be in touch nearer the time and confirm :0)

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi
    Does anyone have a spare seat in their car that could pick up in the West End or CC? Will share petrol of course

    March 17, 2013

  • Audrey

    Was really lookng forward to this walk. But I'm afraid I will need to miss it - am going to be away that weekend.

    March 16, 2013

  • Mick

    Just pulled out of this walk and to say that I'm disappointed is an understatement,really wanted to do this one!
    Ach well post plenty of photies then!

    March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi Mick, If you've pulled out could you change your RSVP accordingly and let others move up the waiting list? Sheena x

      March 15, 2013

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