Eastwood Ramblers

Our Walks Programme

DateMeetStartTitleDistanceGradeContact
Saturday, 18th August
8:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10am at Bochcastle car park on A821 at Kilmahog, see map
NN607081 / FK17 8HD
The first part of the walk is across Bochcastle Hill with excellent views of Loch Lubnaig. The second part of the walk follows route partly up Ben Ledi, stopping high in Stank Glen, returning down the other side of the glen, taking in the Falls of Lenny. OS579.5mile / 15.3km
Moderate
B
Leader
Agnes Clow/Susan Saine
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07534 116566
07742 670815
Wednesday, 22nd August
.10am at Meet in Glasgow Club Bellahouston car park which is the first on the left in Bellahouston Drive from Paisley Road.
NS545639 / G52 1HG
Meet in Glasgow Club Bellahouston car park which is the first on the left in Bellahouston Drive from Paisley Road West. Wear boots as the walk is partly on grass, Walk will be led by Anne Sharkey2mile / 3.2km
Leisurely
C
Contact
Jim Henderson
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0141 6372133
07984071019
Saturday, 25th August
8:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10am at Top of Mill Road, Tillicoultry
NS914975 / FK13 6AY
Steepish descent and small scramble on return leg. OS587.5mile / 12.1km
Moderate
B+
Leader
Alastair McIntyre
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0141 5698979
Wednesday, 29th August
.10am at Netherlee Community Hall car park (behind Netherlee Primary School)
NS580588 / G44 3PG
Linn Park.May be muddy in parts, boots should be worn.The walk will be led by Jim Henderson3mile / 4.8km
Leisurely
C
Leader
Jim Henderson
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0141 6372133
07984071019
Saturday, 1st September
8:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
11:15am at Brodick Pier
NS022359 / KA27 8AY
A circular walk in Lower Glen Rosa from Brodick Pier. Exit Brodick Pier and turn right along the shore front. At the small Co-op at the north end of Brodick turn right and follow the path signposted Fisherman's Walk and follow path along the shoreline until the main road is reached at Cladach. Cross the road and follow the path signposted Goat Fell. When the road to Brodick Castle is reached turn left and then right at the sign for Glen Rosa. Follow this path along the glen with the river below on the left. The path can be quite muddy. Follow the path through the wood at the end of which there is a stile onto a narrow footpath that follows the glen along open hillside. The slope down to the river is quite steep but the footpath is straight and doesn't rise significantly at any point. At the bridge cross over and take a rest. This is a good spot for lunch weather permitting. Follow the footpath to a wide track and turn left onto the track which will take you back along the other side of the glen and the main road to Brodick. Stop at the Arran Heritage Museum en route to Brodick for tea, coffee, home baking and snacks. Optional visit to archeological and geological exhibits within museum if desired.Path can be muddy in parts. Boots essential. Eagles, deer, adders and red squirrels can be spotted. Binoculars would be handy. OS Explorer 361, OS Landranger 698.7mile / 14km
Moderate
C+
Leader
Mary Milligan
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01505 850201
Saturday, 1st September
8:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10am at Loch Long car park (charge)
NN299045 / G83 7AA
Glen Loin circular (by Arrochar).This walk runs through the glens and corries to the north of Arrochar. It offers fine views throughout of the peaks of the Arrochar Alps.Excellent path or track throughout; long with some ascents OS5610mile / 16.1km
Moderate
B+
Leader
Anne Crow/Joan Smith
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07887 645044
0141 638 7554
Wednesday, 5th September
.10am at Meet in car park at the rear of the shops in Mearns Road at the junction with Broom Park East road.
NS554564 / G77 5EW
The walk will be led by Jim Henderson. Wear boots as some of the paths will be wet and muddy,4mile / 6.4km
Leisurely
C+
Leader
Jim Henderson
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0141 6372133
07984071019
Saturday, 8th September
8am at Clarkston Halls
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10:15am at See description
NN753556 / PH16 5NN
Schiehallion from the Forestry Commission car park at Brae of Foss. One of the easiest munros with an excellent path most of the way. The final section to the summit is across boulders. OS516.3mile / 10.1km
Strenuous
A
Leader
Susan Cochrane
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0141 644 5748
Wednesday, 12th September
.10am at Meet in first car park on right in garden centre.
NS548586 / G46 7UG
Boots to be worn as some of the paths may be muddy. The walk will be led by Maureen Sinclair3mile / 4.8km
Leisurely
C
Contact
Jim Henderson
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0141 6372133
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Wednesday, 19th September
.10am at Park in the grounds of Crookfur Cottage Homes. The entrance is in Crookfur Road 250 yards on the left from the Ayr Road. It is clearly signposted.
NS541562 / G77 6EA
Capelrig Burn Circular.The walk will be led by Jim HendersonBoots may be required.2mile / 3.2km
Leisurely
C
Leader
Jim Henderson
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0141 6372133
07984071019
Saturday, 22nd September
8:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10am at The Cobbler car park
NN294049 / G83 7AP
The Cobbler. (Ben Arthur) via "The Tourist Route".OS566.8mile / 10.9km
Moderate
B+
Leader
Susan Houston/Shona Kirpatrick
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0141 880 4250
Wednesday, 26th September
.10am at See notes
NS551578 / G46 7LA
Meet at Boaters Cafe entrance ( beside pond ) in Rouken Glen Park. Park in Davieland Road. Boots should be worn. Walk led by Maura Reid.3mile / 4.8km
Easy
C
Contact
Jim Henderson
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0141 6372133
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Saturday, 29th September
8:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10:30am at Car park Clunie Bridge
NN929587 / PH16 5JX
A walk through the Pass of Killiecrankie from Pitlochry returning via Craigower. Mainly on tracks and paths. OS 439.9mile / 16km
Moderate
B
Leader
Alistair Raeburn
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0141 616 9016
Saturday, 29th September
9:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10am at Brownside farm, see map
NS488606 / PA2 7TR
Fereneze Braes, Barrhead. Start at Brownside farm, heading up Braes towards Fereneze Golf Course, then continue on towards Neilston. Coming back downwards towards the station and walk back for refreshments in Cross Stables, then back to Brownside farm.7mile / 11.3km
Moderate
C+
Leader
Anita Struthers/Alison Adams
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07923127903
Wednesday, 3rd October
.10am at Meet in park car park. At the first set of traffic lights heading for Glasgow on Fenwick Road ( after Eastwood Toll ) turn right into Church Road. Turn right into Huntly Avenue which is the fifth road on the right and down into the park.
NS567587 /
The walk will be led by Jim Henderson. Boots to be worn as part of the walk is on grass.2mile / 3.2km
Leisurely
C
Leader
Jim Henderson
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0141 6372133
07984071019
Saturday, 6th October
8:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10am at Loch Katrine car park
NN495071 / FK17 8HZ
Ben A'an from loch Katrine. Park at Loch Katrine visitor's car park (pay & display) and return from Ben A'an via Loch Katrine. OS576mile / 9.7km
Moderate
B
Leader
Alastair McIntyre
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0141 5698979
Saturday, 6th October
9:30am at Clarlston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10:15am at Main road, Fenwick
NS426461 / KA3 5PH
Fenwick to Dean Castle Country Park Kilmarnock. A circular walk incorporating Craufurdland Estate. A mixed terrain of country roads, paths and muddy woodland. OS706.5mile / 10.5km
Moderate
C+
Leader
Audrey Hudson/Marie Bray
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0141 6381026
07915699310
Wednesday, 10th October
.10am at Park in the car parks of Marks & Spencer or Asda in the Avenue shopping centre. Meet at the main entrance to the centre on the Ayr Road.
NS537557 / G77 6EZ
Newton Mearns Circular.The walk will be led by Maura ReidWear boots as one of the paths will be wet and muddy.3mile / 4.8km
Leisurely
C
Contact
Jim Henderson
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0141 6372133
07984071019
Saturday, 13th October
9am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10:15am at Greenock Cut Visitor's Centre
NS247721 / PA16 9LX
This is a circular walk within Clyde Muirshiel Park in Inverclyde. The route takes in four of the largestwater areas in the region (Loch Thom, Gryffe Reservoirs 1 and 2 and Compensation Reservoir) aswell as Corlich Hill giving great views over the Firth of Clyde and the central hills of the regional parkon a clear day. Waymarked paths, tracks and minor roads.The Greenock Cut Visitors Centre has a café for post walk refreshments.OS 6310mile / 16.1km
Moderate
B
Leader
Tracey Brown/Anita Struthers
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07980 935247
07923 127903
Wednesday, 17th October
.10am at Meet in overflow car park beyond Pollok House.
NS547621 / G43 1AT
Mid-week walk, Pollok Park.Leader Joy KingAs some of the paths may be muddy boots should be worn.3mile / 4.8km
Leisurely
C
Contact
Jim Henderson
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0141 6372133
07984071019
Saturday, 20th October
9:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10am at See map
NS576481 / G76 0PN
Corse Hill from Carrot. Walk from Carrot up to Corse Hill on Whitelee Wind farm and back. Most of the walk is on hard tracks, there is likely to be a bit of a damp section at the start. OS647.8mile / 12.6km
Moderate
C+
Leader
Alison Adams
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0141 585 7690
07783877222
Wednesday, 24th October
.10am at Netherlee Community Hall car park (behind Netherlee Primary School)
NS580588 / G44 3PG
Linn Park.May be muddy in parts, boots should be worn.3mile / 4.8km
Leisurely
C
Leader
Jim Henderson
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0141 6372133
07984071019
Saturday, 27th October
8:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10am at A815 East side of Strachur - see map
NN099011 / PA27 8DQ
Cowal Way - Strachur to Lochgoilhead. This stage of the Cowal Way crosses open moorland, passing a peaceful loch and waterfalls before descending through forestry and then along the pleasant coastal road to Lochgoilhead. In places the path is indistinct but it is waymarked; some sections are boggy.Forestry track, rugged boggy paths with stream crossing. OS569mile / 14.5km
Moderate
B
Leader
Susan Saine/Agness Clow
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07742 670815
Saturday, 27th October
9:40am at We will be meeting in Glasgow Central station approx 9:40am to catch the 9:57 train to Drumfrochar.
NS587652 / G1 3SQ
10:35am at Drumfrochar railway station
NS269755 / PA15 4HU
Greenock Cut from Drumfrochar (OS63)The grading is still an easy C+ . Toilets and refreshments at the visitors centre and return train either 3:11pm or 4:11pm7.5mile / 12.1km
Moderate
C+
Leader
Anita Struthers
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07923127903
Wednesday, 31st October
.10am at Meet in Glasgow Club Bellahouston car park which is the first on the left in Bellahouston Drive from Paisley Road.
NS545639 / G52 1HG
Meet in Glasgow Club Bellahouston car park which is the first on the left in Bellahouston Drive from Paisley Road West. Wear boots as the walk is partly on grass, Walk will be led by Anne Sharkey2mile / 3.2km
Leisurely
C
Contact
Jim Henderson
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0141 6372133
07984071019
Saturday, 17th November
8:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10am at Bracklinn Falls lower car park
NN633080 / FK17 8EQ
Bracklinn Falls + Callander Crags. OS577.5mile / 12.1km
Moderate
B+
Leader
Susan Huston
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0141 880 4250
Saturday, 17th November
8:45am at See notes
NS592654 / G1 2AF
9:45am at Bowling station
NS442736 / G60 5BQ
Forth and Clyde Canal. Bowling to Stockingfield Junction. This is a linear walk following the canal. Travel by train from Queen St to Bowling and return by train to Queen St from Gilschochill station.Meet at Glasgow Queen St to take 9.04 train to Bowling. Train should arrive at Bowling at 9.36. If travelling by car please advise leader in advance and aim to be at Bowling by 9.30am. OS6410mile / 16.1km
Moderate
C+
Leader
Alison Adams
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0141 585 7690
07783877222
Saturday, 8th December
9:30am at
NS573576 / G76 8NE
9:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
White Cart Walkway and Pollok Park.Walk from Clarkston Halls car park following the White Cart Walkway to Pollok Park. Walk around the park and return by train to Clarkston from Pollokshaws West station. Please remember to bring National Entitlement Card if appropriate. OS648mile / 12.9km
Leisurely
C+
Leader
Alison Adams
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0141 585 7690
07783877222
Saturday, 15th December
8:30am at Clarkston Halls car park
NS573576 / G76 8NE
10am at ML8 5SE (see notes)
NS828468 / ML8 5RQ
Start at car park, 3 Smugglers Road. 2 circular walks. First to Craigneathan Castle by Nethan Gorge Nature Reserve, 4 miles on paths and single track roads, (250m). After, return to Crossford, cross Clyde and take Clyde Walkway for roughly 2.5 miles, returning part of the way by single track roads. (6 miles, 230m). On a bad day could be shortened by missing out 4 mile circuit. OS6410mile / 16.1km
Moderate
B
Contact
Freya Haslett
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0141 423 7461
07766756048

Friday, August 17, 2018