What we're about

What we're about

Forth Valley Young Walkers is aimed primarily at the age range 18 to 30 & 40 somethings, arranging walks around Stirlingshire and further afield. This new group is a part of Ramblers Scotland which aims to promote walking throughout Scotland.

You can find out more here - https://www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland.aspx

The group will organise not only walking meets but a variety of social events too. So if you are looking to have fun, get fit, and meet a welcoming bunch of people, then this is the ideal group for you!

Membership - this is a Ramblers group and as such we ask people who wish to walk with the group regularly to join as a member. As a member you can join in any Ramblers Group walk (there are thousands each year) and you will have the opportunity to come along to our Ramblers organised weekends away. In addition, there is a magazine 4 times a year, organised skills training such as first aid and navigation, and a discount at Cotswold Outdoor. New people to the group can come three times before deciding if they want to join. Please let one of our organisers know if you are already a Ramblers member. You can join online by visiting Ramblers Scotland page @ https://www.ramblers.org.uk/become-a-member/join-us.aspx

We are a sub group of the Stirling & Falkirk District Ramblers, you can find out more about them here: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/stirling-falkirk-district

Safety - Please note: All members should take responsibility for their own well-being and safety while on the walks. All members attending any hill walks should have a good pair of walking boots, waterproofs, rucksack and warm layers as a minimum. The weather in Scotland is highly unpredictable and you should come prepared for all weather conditions. If you are unsure about what is needed, please contact the walk leader.

No shows/wait list - it is likely that we will have members signed up to a waiting list for some events. Therefore we would request that you think in advance about whether you can attend a walk, and, if you cannot, change your RSVP as soon as possible - preferably several days before.

Photographs - Photographs which are published on Meetup may be used on Social Media sites and for marketing purposes so if you are uncomfortable with this, please ensure you get in touch with one of our organisers.

Upcoming events (4)

Bridge of Allan to Dumyat Loop

Bridge of Allan

There is car parking available both at the station and on street, as well was plenty of bus and train options.

This is a moderate climb from Bridge of Allan to Dumyat with outstanding viewpoints from the summit. On the return there are great views of the Wallace Monument. This walk takes us through woods and along minor roads, as well as clear paths on the hillside. Approximately 8 miles this is a moderate walk with 1,400ft of climbing.

You'll need the usual waterproofs, food, water, plenty of warm layers, proper grippy footwear and a reasonable level of fitness. An idea of what you could include in your personal kit list can be found here: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/blogs/2018/march/packing-your-kit.aspx

Please do get in touch if you've any questions. The walk is for over-18s, unless you're accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please also bring your Ramblers Membership Card or download the Ramblers app which includes a QR code of your membership (if you are a member) as we'll be using the Ramblers walk registration app. If you're not yet a member, you're very welcome to come and we can register you as a guest :)

You can attend three Ramblers walks for free to see if it's for you before joining. More details at www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland

Find out more about Stirling & Falkirk District Ramblers here: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/stirling-falkirk-district

Conic Hill

Conic Hill, Balmaha

Join Forth Valley Young Walkers group for a fantastic circuit of approx 5 miles. We start at the car park in Balmaha beside the visitor centre where we follow a short section of the West Highland Way path before turning off and starting the climb up the hill. Where there is stunning views of Loch Lomond and some of the islands on the loch as well as Ben Lomond and the surrounding area. After the summit we return down the hill into Milton Of Buchanan for a short walk along the pavement beside the main road back to the carpark.
Please note places are strictly limited so if you can no longer attend please let us know ASAP and update your RSVP accordingly to give others the best chance at being able to attend.
Terrain consists of a good hill path with steps (which can be busy!) and all of which can be wet in places. This will be a leisurely walk with plenty of time to stop and take pictures or chat. Although this is a medium level walk, we are of the beaten track and will be walking whatever the weather, so pack your bag accordingly. You definitely need your waterproofs, food, water and proper grippy footwear. An idea of what you could include in your personal kit list can be found here: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/blogs/2018/march/packing-your-kit.aspx
The walk is for over-18s, unless you're accompanied by a responsible adult. Please also bring

Glen Sherup Horseshoe

Glen Sherup Road

Join Ramblers Scotland's Forth Valley Young Walkers group for an amazing walk up the hills surrounding the lovely Glen Devon. A circular tour of the hills either side of Glen Sherup, including the popular summit of Ben Shee, the Donalds Innerdownie and Tarmangie Hill, and the Glendevon Woodlands. Superb views from the high ground.

Terrain consists of Forestry roads and grassy upland paths, wet in places.- although we won't be going too fast and we'll be keeping together as a group. You can see more about the walk here: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/glen-sherup.shtml A map and compass will be wise.

You'll definitely need full waterproofs, food, water, plenty of warm layers, proper grippy footwear and a reasonable level of fitness. An idea of what you could include in your personal kit list can be found here: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/blogs/2018/march/packing-your-kit.aspx

My mobile number is[masked] and please do get in touch if you've any questions. The walk is for over-18s, unless you're accompanied by a responsible adult.

In the event of extreme weather, we may take an alternative route. I will take that decision at least two days in advance - and notify attendees.

Please also bring your Ramblers Membership Card or download the Ramblers app which includes a QR code of your membership (if you are a member) as we'll be using the Ramblers walk registration app. If you're not yet a member, you're very welcome to come and we can register you as a guest :)

You can attend three Ramblers walks for free to see if it's for you before joining. More details at www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland

Find out more about Stirling & Falkirk District Ramblers here: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/stirling-falkirk-district

Loop above Menstrie, including Dumyat

Menstrie

Join Ramblers Scotland's Forth Valley Young Walkers group for an amazing walk in the hills behind Menstrie in Clackmannanshire, this route is approximately 6 miles with some steep sections.

We start from outside the Scout Hut before climbing steeply up Dumyat (418m). The views from here are stunning and on a clear day you have fantastic views in all directions including towards Edinburgh, Stirling and towards the Trossachs.

From here we head north and down Dumyat onto the Farmers track then and onto Jerah, an abandoned farm and great lunch stop. We head further back into the hills and through what will soon be forest (Jerah Woodland) due to recent planting of 1.3 million trees, comprising 16 different tree species! We then follow a clear track with great views back down into the Forth Valley.

Terrain consists of Forestry/ farmers roads and grassy upland paths. It can be very wet in places and you will have to cross a shallow burn at one point (there are handy rocks to keep your feet mainly dry!). We won't be going too fast and we'll be keeping together as a group and the majority of the steep sections are at the start as we go up Dumyat. From there it evens out and there are only short steep sections.

Even though it will be July, the weather can be unpredictable so you'll need the usual waterproofs, food, water, plenty of warm layers, proper grippy footwear and a reasonable level of fitness. An idea of what you could include in your personal kit list can be found here: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/blogs/2018/march/packing-your-kit.aspx

The walk is for over-18s, unless you're accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please also bring your Ramblers Membership Card or download the Ramblers app which includes a QR code of your membership (if you are a member) as we'll be using the Ramblers walk registration app. If you're not yet a member, you're very welcome to come and we can register you as a guest :)

You can attend three Ramblers walks for free to see if it's for you before joining. More details at www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland

Find out more about Stirling & Falkirk District Ramblers here: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/stirling-falkirk-district

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Stirling City Centre

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