What we're about

May I extend a very warm welcome to the Trekkers .

We are primarily a walking group doing a full and varied programme of walks from easy to more challenging walks throughout the year .. Weekend, Midweek and Evening walks.

From time to time there will be Social events , cycling , camping , fishing and other outdoor persuits , throughout our Bonnie Scotland if enough members show an interest.

Most of you will know me from my two years with E.W. as a walk leader , my reason for starting this group is that I feel I have moved on and wish to broaden my horizons both in distance and geography .

The Trekkers ..we are not a knees to your chin Munro speed bagging group... Walkers all walk at different paces...the main group on an outing will walk at the pace of the slowest members .

For each walk posted on the site ..the relevant walk leader will inform the grade and give relevant information about the distance , height and time ..thus giving you the member the choice to RSVP or not ..only you will know your level of fitness or preference for the walk.

Grades will be .:-

Easy .............up to grade C .......................around the 6 mile mark on fairly level terrain .

Moderate ... grade C + up to grade B ....around the 10 mile mark and low level hills .

Tough ..........grade B up to grade A ........around the 15 mile mark or with very high hills.

Of course many walks will fall in between grades ...hence the full walk description on the said walk .

You can add a friend or friends to your RSVP. This number will be determind by the walkleader.

Whenever possible there will be no limit placed on the size of group to encourage as many as possible to participate.

All walkers and cyclist are responsible for their own actions and safety when on a group outing , participants in our activities do so in the knowledge that there is risk of personal injury or death when taking part. All members must be adequately dressed and carry enough food and drink and any special equipment needed as advised by the walk leader..ie..in winter ..ice axes and crampons.

Trekkers have a zero tolerance rule against all forms of Bullying..ie Racsism, Sexism, etc .

Organising lifts will be for members to arrange . If getting a lift please carry spare shoes for the car and a bag for muddy boots on the return. Please be on time for said lift and please make sure to reimburse the driver for a share of the fuel, parking ,ferry..or toll charge.

Children and dogs are more than welcome on most outings however this will be left to the walkleaders discretion ..he will know and will have done a reccie of the route and is in the best position to make such a decision.

Every member will have to have an up to date photo in their profile for security purposes....no exceptions ! Walkleaders and drivers have to know who they are taking and who they are picking up. There will be an

Annual membership fee of £10 to be paid in May of each year ... or £1 per walk to be given to the walkleader ... this is a not for profit making group with all proceeds to be spent on the group.

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Kilsyth - Croy Hill & Antonine Wall circular

Auchinstarry Marina Auchinstarry

It’s a circular walk starting at Auchinstarry marina in Kilsyth walking along the Forth and Clyde Canal. We will walk towards the Bar Hill where we will visit sections of Antonine Wall, and remains of old Roman fort at the top of the hill, then walk towards Croy Hill and make our way back by the side of the water again. The walk takes in section of John Muir way. Ascent – 210 m Length – 6.5 m Time – 3.5-4 hrs Please bring own drink and snacks

Badminton for all

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Hi All, please note change of time this week as it’s 8-10pm... sorry I was late off the mark today and that was all I could get Courts 7 & 4 booked. Hopefully we’ll get a swap to neighbouring courts.

Dunoon Tartan weekend Glenbranter & Pucks Glen -

Forrestry Commission Car park Glenbranter.

The Trekkers very own Kilt Weekend in bonnie Dunoon. Get yer kilt or tartan oan and look out a crooked stick for these walks.... Sat 27th......Glenbranter estate was once owned by late sir Harry Lauder...last time I walked it , I felt I should have the kilt oan and a crooked walking stick ..while singing ... Keep right on , roamin in the gloamin ,a wee deoch 'n' doris , stop yer tickling jock and my fav.... I love a lassie........so learn the words and wear your kilt to this walk. I'ts three walks in one that will meet the needs of all walk capabilities. This walk is one where all members get the option of choosing which combination of walk they want or all as they can all be combined to make a lovely 5 hour walk. With some stunning views and a beautiful waterfall thrown in. Gleneck trail ... it will have us huffing and puffing a wee bit, a lovely walk with views to die for . Time around 2 1/2 hours. The Lauder trail. An easier walk with fewer hills . simply wonderful ..with the Alti Robuic gorge and the falls . Spectacular ! Time around 2 hours Broad Leaf trail A trail through mature Oak woods which although in the most it lies within the lauder trail it has it's own wee hidden gems .Time around 1/2 - 1 hour. Glenbranter is how I envisage my Heaven ..on many occasions during this walk I heard the ghost's from the past whisper ....lone walkers will understand this ..the peace and the tranquility ...the smell of the forest the tinkling on the streams WOW , a truly wonderful place . Sunday 27th ….Pucks glen.Deservedly the most popular short walk in the region, Puck's Glen is a dark and atmospheric defile. A tumbling burn, criss-crossed by bridges, is enclosed by rocky walls heavily hung with mosses and overshadowed by dense trees. No doubt we will arrange something for Saturday night entertainment ...more to follow on this . There are many options for staying over and I'm sure if people get together there are deals to be had. Travel from Glasgow is straight forward you can either:.. Travel to Gourock and take the car ferry to Dunoon. Turn right (north) out of the terminal onto the A815. Glenbranter is on your left after about 13 miles (21 km).Or take the A82 north along the shore of Loch Lomond. Turn onto the A83 at Tarbet and continue until the junction with the A815. Turn left and continue on this road, following signs for Dunoon. Glenbranter is about 2½ miles (4 km) south of the village of Strachur.

Walkers unite

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https://youtu.be/1-xGerv5FOk Walkers unite ,,,,,, too long have we said ,leave it for another day . Grab your boots .Grab your rucksack and grab life . Join me on a mystery tour and discover a secret hide away .location will be revealed if you join me. Remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.

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