Archived events

These are the archived events for the Linlithgow Group, from the start of the current programme (TRAIL Issue 72, Winter 2018-19).

October 2018

Wednesday 3 October   B+ walk   11.5km/7 miles
Grey Mare’s Tail and Loch Skeen. Up past the Grey Mare’s Tail and a circuit of Loch Skeen. Ascent 620m (2030ft). OS 79, NT187145. Dep. WP 08:30. Contact: doug crockford/ken bain 01313313707/01313311334

Wednesday 3 October   C walk   8km/5 miles
Parkley Craigs. Local circular from West Port to Parkley Craigs returning via Park Farm Bistro and Canal towpath. Ascent 200m (650ft). OS 65/349, NS995770. Dep. WP 10:00

Friday 5 – Monday 8 October
Autumn Weekend Away – Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
Contact the Away Weekends Convenor for details and booking

Saturday 6 October   A walk   21km/13 miles
Gulvain via Gleann Fionlighe. Hidden from the roads Gulvian is the highest of the munros in the area and offers some stunning views if the weather is right. The approach will be made on bikes along a good landrover track before the main ascent on well trodden paths. Booking ahead for this trip will be essential as we will have to arrange bike transport. Please contact the walk leader by 1st October. You should also be aware that the cycling part of this event is undertaken at your own risk. Ascent 1228m (4030ft). OS 41, NM960794. Dep. WP 06:00. Contact: Derek Lawson 01506840446/07905706495

Wednesday 10 October   B walk   16km/10 miles
The Glen, near Traquair. A walk along The Glen, good tracks in forest to open hillside, traverse to valley side and return on tracks. Ascent 350m (1150ft). OS 73, NT320334. Dep. WP 09:00

Wednesday 10 October  B walk   12km/7½ miles
Bishop Hill circular from Holl Reservoir. Circular walk up Bishop Hill, Fife, from Holl Reservoir car park via Harperleas Reservoir. Ascent 273m (900ft). OS 370, NO224035. Dep. WP 09:30 (Note revised grade)

Wednesday 10 October   D walk   5km/3 miles
Almondell Country Park. A pleasant walk by the River Almond. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30

Saturday 13 October   C+ walk   7 – 8km/4.5 – 5 miles
Beecraigs and Cockleroy. Walk from the visitor centre car park round the loch, through the woods & up Cockleroy. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 09:30

Sunday 14 October  Slow A walk   15km/9½ miles
Benvane (Corbett) from Brig o’ Turk. Ascending via Gleann Casaig. Ascent 670m (2200ft). OS 51/365, NN546065. Dep. WP 08:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893

Wednesday 17 October   Slow A walk   12km/7½ miles
Ben Lomond. Ben Lomond, 974 metres, is a distinctive mountain in the Scottish Highlands. Situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, it is the most southerly of the Munros. Descent will be via the Ptarmigan Ridge. Ascent 990m (3250ft). OS 56, NS359986. Dep. WP 08:00. Contact: 07710766119

Wednesday 17 October  C+ walk   12km/7½  miles
Kinghorn Kirkcaldy Circular. Starting at Kinghorn, this walk follows the coastal path to Kirkcaldy before heading inland and back to Kinghorn across farmland and passing Kinghorn Loch. Good paths and tracks. Ascent 450m (800ft). OS 367, NT269866. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: 07955651145 (Note change of walk length and grade)