• Long Weekend in Gairloch - RSVP BY 28/06/19

    Gairloch Hotel

    A brilliant weekend away in the stunning North West of Scotland, this event is going to be attended by all the Scottish Ramblers Young Walkers groups. So not only will you get the chance to choose from an extensive range of walks, from coastal paths to rocky Munros, you get the opportunity to meet people from different groups all over Scotland. Please note this is open to Ramblers members only. For more information about the type of walks in the area and the stunning scenery please visit the Walk Highlands page: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/torridon/gairloch.shtml We are also hoping to get a group volunteering on the Posties Path, which is a current project the Ramblers are supporting. Info here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCScQQKc_jI Ramblers Scotland has negotiated an amazing deal with the Gairloch Hotel ( https://www.bespokehotels.com/gairloch-hotel/pages/bedrooms), where we will stay from Friday 11th October to Monday 14th, for a total of three nights. Sharing a double or a twin room will cost you only £112.50 for the three nights, including breakfast and dinner! A double for single use will cost you £225, always including breakfast and dinner. Spaces are limited to 4 people for SYW, although in total we will have around 140 people on the weekend, with Ramblers from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Tayside Young walkers. As spaces are limited, please confirm ASAP if you are interested so we can allocate the rooms. If you don't have access to transport, don't worry as I will be driving and have space for all 4 of us. We will split fuel costs equally so you save money on travel as well as the hotel! Please be aware my dog will be coming with us and will be in the car As this is a Ramblers weekend you must be a Ramblers member to come along, if you aren't already a member then what are you waiting for! You can sign up here: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/become-a-member/join-us.aspx Don't forget by becoming a member you can participate in Ramblers walks anywhere in the UK and you will improve your health, fitness and make new friends. You will get member discounts at selected outdoor retailers and receive our quarterly Walk magazine. On top of this you also have access to free training courses such as first aid, navigation and Walk Leader training. Once the spaces are filled I will be in touch separately to discuss travel details, payment details and to confirm your membership details. If you have any queries please pop me a message and I will get back to you.

  • Loch Leven Heritage Trail, Kinross

    Loch Leven's Larder

    Details This level circuit follows a cycle path right around the Loch Leven National Nature Reserve. The route takes you to many beautiful spots on the lochside and through varied woods and marshland, and is particularly renowned for its birdlife. There are several opportunities for cafe (and toilet) stops along the way. Distance: 13miles (20kms) approx Time: Meet at Loch Levens Larder at 10:00. the circuit will take 5-6 hours Ascent: 15m We will be going at and easy to moderate pace and will stop for breaks. The terrain is good most of the way but as it's a long walk, please wear suitable shoes. You don't need to wear walking boots, trail shoes/trainers would be ok. Don't forget waterproofs too!

  • Loch Venachar loop

    War Memorial, Ancaster Square, Callander

    **Please note change of date - this walk is now on Saturday 19th October** Join Forth Valley Young Walkers for an autumnal stroll in the Trossachs! We'll meet by the War Memorial in Ancaster Square, Callander, at 10am. We'll then follow the Great Trossachs Forest Path as it leaves Callander and climbs up onto the hills above the north shore of Loch Venachar, before dropping down through Brig'o Turk and crossing over to the southern shore of the loch to follow a path through some woods and then a minor road back to Callander. We'll roughly be following this route, although we'll start in a different place: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochlomond/venachar-circuit.shtml It's a long day (14 miles) but fairly low level and rewarding, with lovely views of the Trossachs and some very pretty woodland paths, which will be extra pretty with autumn leaves at this time of year. Paths are in very good condition all the way around, however sturdy, waterproof footwear is essential, and please also bring waterproofs and warm layers as the weather can change very quickly in this neck of the woods! Bus no. 59 leaves Stirling bus station at 8.57am and goes all the way to Callander if anyone's stuck for transport ☺

  • Ben Cleuch Circular (Moderate Walk)

    Tillicoultry

    Joint walk with Tayside Young Walkers hosted by Roxanne This a lovely walk up the Ochils and on a clear day we are guaranteed amazing views all the way from the Lomond Hills, across into Edinburgh and reaching over into Stirling and the Wallace monument. There are some steep sections and is a longish walk but we will be going at a fairly gentle pace and will take our time, stopping for lunch on top. Please ensure that you have good sturdy walking boots, waterproofs and plenty of food and water. Starting time: 09:30 Meeting Point: At the start of Mill Glen, Tilicoultry Length of walk: 4-6 hours Distance: 9.5km Ascent: 731 m Plan would be to stop for drinks in the Wool Pack after. All new members welcome!!

  • Dunkeld, Birnam Hill and the Tay Circular (11 miles)

    Joint walk with Tayside Young Walkers, posted on their site as well. A fantastic autumn walk that has pretty much everything. From Kings Seat and Birnam Hill we see stunning views of the Tay, the Highlands and the South. The walk is also steeped in history from Victorian grottos and follies to ruined Catherdrals and ancients oaks. The there is Dunkeld itself which has historic buildings and a selection of pubs and cafes. The walk starts Quarry Car park NO042404 climbing up Kings Seat 404m then on to Birnam Hill, north to the Hermitage, up the Tay over the Bridge down to Dunkeld and on to Birnam Oaks and back to the Quarry Car Park. It is possible to go by train and alight from Dunkeld and Birnam Station and walk to the start point in 10 minutes. Or one of the group can pick you up at the station. Maps link is below: https://1drv.ms/b/s!ArHbbVzr-uOKjQZeLVpGpurWZe62 Start: 9:15 am @ Quarry Car park NO042404 (located 250 metres off the A9 up the B867 [signed for Bankfoot]) Distance: up to 11 miles (variation 5-8 miles) Ascent: 500m Time: Up to 7 hours (including breaks) Max Altitude: Kings Seat 404m Terrian: Waymarked paths, mostly smooth, but rough and steep over Kings Seat Please bring a torch / head torch, waterproofs, hat, gloves, food, hot drink etc... (it is unlikely the torch will be needed as will be back well before 3pm). Information on the kit list can be found on the link below: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/safety Walking etiquette applies: Walk together as a group with the pace moderate or as fastest as the slowest. If this is your 4th walk with FYW, you will need to become a Ramblers member before attending the walk. You can do so on the link below: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/

  • Fife Coastal Path - North Queensferry to Burntisland (12 miles) - Easy/Moderate

    Joint walk with Tayside Young Walkers, posted on their also. Stage 2 of the Fife Coastal Path - Starting at the Rail Bridge along the Fife Riviera to the town of Burntisland. The walk takes in coastal scenery as well as coastal towns like Aberdour. Start: Train station at North Queensferry. End: Train station at Burntisland and return by train. The Start time may vary. Details found at: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/n-q-burntisland.shtml Map at: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/map5_1af.shtml The walk going ahead is dependent on numbers and the weather. As above if there is bad weather or misty will switch to lower level walk. Walking etiquette applies: Walk together as a group with the pace moderate or as fastest as the slowest. If this is your 4th walk with FYW or other Ramblers group you will need to become a Ramblers member before attending the walk. You can do so on the link below: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/

  • Fife Coastal Path - Burntisland to East Wemyss (13 miles) - Easy/Moderate

    Joint walk with Tayside Young Walkers, posted on their site as well. Stage 3 of the Fife Coastal Path - Starting at Buntisland along the coast to East Wemyss. The walk takes in sandy and rocky beaches, scenic harbours and villages, ruined castles and Kirklady's esplanade. Start: Train station at Burntisland. End: East Wemyss return by bus and train, (if required the walk can be cut short at KirkaldyTrain Station) The Start time may vary. Details found at: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/burntisland-east-wemyss.shtml Map at: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/map5_2af.shtml The walk going ahead is dependent on numbers and the weather. As above if there is bad weather or misty will switch to lower level walk. Walking etiquette applies: Walk together as a group with the pace moderate or as fastest as the slowest. If this is your 4th walk with TYW or other Ramblers group you will need to become a Ramblers member before attending the walk. You can do so on the link below: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/

  • Gartmorn Dam circular via Forestmill

    Gartmorn Dam

    Join Forth Valley Young Walkers group for a fantastic circuit of approx 9 miles. We start from Gartmorn Dam and go along a narrow forest path next to Gartmorn Lade to Forestmill. Next is a leisurely stroll along pretty country lanes before joining the old Alloa to Dunfermline railway line. Finally we walk along a farm track with fantastic views of the Ochils until we reach the woods, where we follow a path next to a burn to return to our start point. Terrain consists of a mix of forest paths, very quiet country roads and decent cycle track, 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 low level walk, we do go off the beaten track at times and will be walking whatever the weather, so pack your bag accordingly. You definitely need your waterproofs, food, water and proper grippy footwear. A reasonable level of fitness is required due to the distance of this walk, however I have allowed plenty of time so we can take it slow. 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

  • Kinnoull Hill, Scone and Perth circular - 8 miles (stop off in Scone for lunch)

    Joint walk with Tayside Young Walkers, posted on their site as well. A good winters walk with fantastic views of the Tay and Perth. Map link: https://1drv.ms/b/s!ArHbbVzr-uOKhB1ddPncieTNCDLd Walk from the South Inch up to Kinnoull Hill (222m) then on to the Coronation Road following it to Scone. Suggest we stop for lunch at the Scone Arms Hotel https://www.sconearms.co.uk/, (nearer the time will book a table) Then return through Quarry Mill Woodland Park on to Perth following the north bank of the Tay. Meet at South Inch car park (GR: NO[masked]) for a 10:10 am walk start. The car park is £4 for up to 10 hours. Terrain: Good paths which may be muddy in some places. Map; https://1drv.ms/b/s!ArHbbVzr-uOKhB1ddPncieTNCDLd The walk going ahead is dependent on the weather and interest. If this is your 4th walk with FYW, you will need to become a Ramblers member before attending the walk. You can do so on the link below: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/

  • The Three Glens Route (21 kms Distance - 500 Metres Ascent)

    Join Ramblers Scotland's new Forth Valley Young Walkers group for an amazing winter walk around the three glens route in the Trossachs; an awesome loop with an adventurous mountain crossing. The route features three beautiful glens and a big climb into the upper reaches of Glen Kendrum, followed by a sweeping descent of Gleann Dubh into Glen Dochart. This is Scotland at its best. Terrain consists of a well maintained hill track for the ascent with a few burn crossings and then a walk along the old railway down the beatfiful Glen Ogle back to the start. We'll be keeping together as a group however we will need to keep a decent pace due to limited daylight at that time of year. You can see more about the walk here: https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/things-to-do/cycling/cycling-routes/three-glens-glen-ogle-glen-kendrum-gleann-dubh/ This walk is taking place in Scottish winter, therefore conditions could be very cold. You'll definitely need full waterproofs, food, water, plenty of warm layers, proper grippy footwear, hat and gloves and a good level of fitness. An idea of what to include in your personal kit list can be found here: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/blogs/2018/march/packing-your-kit.aspx We will be meeting at 7:45 at Forthside car park: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GCEB_enGB834GB839&q=car+parks+stirling&npsic=0&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=56116387,-3933550,268&tbm=lcl&ved=2ahUKEwiayoWQycvkAhX8QkEAHbT9AhIQtgN6BAgKEAQ&tbs=lrf:!2m1!1e2!2m1!1e3!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2&rldoc=1#rlfi=hd:;si:[masked];mv:!1m2!1d[masked]!2d[masked]!2m2!1d[masked]!2d[masked]!4m2!1d[masked]!2d[masked]!5i18 We will then car pool with the Glasgow young walkers to the start point of the walk via the famous Mhor Bakery for some breakfast on the go. 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 If people don't have cars use the comment box to ask whether anyone can car share to get you to the start.