Archived events

These are the archived events for the Linlithgow Group, from the start of the current programme (TRAIL Issue 73, Summer 2019).

April 2019

Wednesday 3 April   B+ walk   14.5km/9 miles
East Cairn Hill via The Mount. Circular from Baddingsgill Farm taking in Mount Maw, The Mount and Wether Law returning via Cauldstane Slap. Ascent 500m (1640ft). OS 72, NT126548. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: doug crockford 01313313707

Wednesday 3 April   C+ walk   12km/7½ miles
Wemyss Circular. A circular walk taking in West Wemyss, East Wemyss and Coaltown of Wemyss. The route uses the Fife Coastal Path from West Wemyss to East Wemyss and then returns using an inland route via Wemyss Den and a disused railway line. The walking is reasonably easy using a mix of good surfaced paths and tracks and some natural paths which can be a bit muddy at times. Some steps are involved. Ascent 120m (390ft). OS 59. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Rod Aird 07955651145

Saturday 6 April   C+ walk   8km/5 miles
Bealach nam Bo, Loch Katrine. A circular walk beside Achray water and gradually climbing up to Bealach nam Bo, mostly on good paths but some rough paths with a small section going through a boulder field. Ascent 395m (1295ft). OS 57, NN506069. Dep. WP 09:00

Sunday 7 April   C walk   8km/5 miles
The Haining. Drive from The Cross to Muiravonside Country Park. From Muiravonside walk towards Maddiston to Bethankie Bridge and return along the canal tow path. Muddy fields and minor roads. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. 13:00

Wednesday 10 April   B+ walk   9.5km/6 miles
Ben Vrackie. Ben Vrackie is indelibly associated with the town of Pitlochry at its foot, and has for long been an extremely popular ascent for those visiting the town. The summit is a great viewpoint and the ascent follows good paths through woodland, open moorland and past picturesque Loch a’ Choire. The walk may be extended slightly. Use of ice axe and crampons will be advised pending conditions. Ascent 720m (2360ft). OS 43/52, NN944597. Dep. WP 08:00. Contact: 07710766119 

Wednesday 10 April   C walk   10km/6 miles
Circular from Holl Reservoir. This walk on the edge of the Lomond Hills Regional Park takes us round Holl, Harperleas and Ballo Reservoirs on a variety of tracks and paths with a little walking on a quiet country road. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 58, NO224034. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496       

Wednesday 10 April   D walk   5km/3 miles
Almondell. A pleasant walk in Almondell Country Park. Ascent minimal. OS 65, NT090696. Dep. WP 10:30

Saturday 13 April   C+ walk   8km/5 miles
Around Binny Craig. Walk from Forkneuk Road, Uphall, to Binny Craig (climb optional) and around Oatridge College then back to the start. Some ascent. OS 65, NT055716. Dep. WP 09:45

Sunday 14 April   A walk   19km/12 miles
Carn na Caim and A’Bhuidheanach Bheag, Drumochter. Situated on the east side of the Drumochter pass, so we start high, these two Munros offer a fine winter walk. With the hard work done climbing early in the day to the plateau we will go out and back to each of the summits. Ascent 824m (2700ft). OS 51, NN639820. Dep. WP 07:00. Contact: Derek Lawson 07905706495 / 01506840446 

Wednesday 17 April   B walk   13km/8 miles
Glentress Forest black and blue. A walk to the top of Glentress Forest from the Peebles Hydro. Ascent 400m (1310ft). OS 73, NT262403. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: doug crockford/moira stewart 01313313707/01313314793

Wednesday 17 April   C walk   9km/5½ miles
Dunblane Ashfield Kinbuck circular. Ascent minimal. OS 57. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Jane Tingle 07742447160

Saturday 20 April   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Bridge of Allan and Cocksburn Reservoir. A circular walk starting at the Wallace Monument, taking the outskirts of Bridge of Allan, Mine Wood, Cocksburn reservoir and returning via Yellow Craig where there are splendid views across the Forth valley. Walkers from Guyancourt, Linlithgow’s twin town, will be joining this walk. Ascent 355m (1160ft). OS 57, NS813958. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Ian Beck 07484-208058

Sunday 21 April   B walk   10km/6 miles
Caerketton, Allermuir and Capelaw from Swanston. A short circular walk at the north end of the Pentlands from Swanston village. Walkers from Guyancourt will be joining this walk. Ascent 400m (1310ft). OS 66/344, NT240673. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893