Scot-Trek

Day Walks

January 2018

Saturday 13th

Trossachs Trails

Easy starter after the over-indulgences of the holiday season as we walk along the forest trails between the Trossachs and Aberfoyle... show more

Grade 1

Saturday 13th January 2018

Trossachs Trails

Easy starter after the over-indulgences of the holiday season as we walk along the forest trails between the Trossachs and Aberfoyle. A good, fairly level day for those wanting a gentle walk in a beautiful area. En route we pass several hidden lochans and impressive outdoor sculptures. Excellent paths and tracks all the way.

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Wednesday 17th

Sauchie Crags

Wonderful circuit around this Stirlingshire beauty spot... show more

Grade 2-3

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Sauchie Crags

Wonderful circuit around this Stirlingshire beauty spot. We follow an excellent path over a series of undulating crags above the North Third Reservoir and the infant Bannock Burn. The trek includes a waterside and woodland section. 7 - 8 miles. One of my favourite walks in Scotland.

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Saturday 20th

Blane Valley Railway Walk 1

We follow a short section of the Forth-Clyde Canal, the John Muir Way and then the old railway line in a circuit around Kirkintilloch, Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown and Torrance... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 20th January 2018

Blane Valley Railway Walk 1

We follow a short section of the Forth-Clyde Canal, the John Muir Way and then the old railway line in a circuit around Kirkintilloch, Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown and Torrance. Excellent paths through pleasant countryside. One of the most level walks you can find in Scotland!

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Wednesday 24th

Bothwell Woods and the Clyde Valley

Five mile stroll along a section of the Clyde Walkway between Blantyre and Uddingston... show more

Grade 1

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Bothwell Woods and the Clyde Valley

Five mile stroll along a section of the Clyde Walkway between Blantyre and Uddingston. Starting at the David Livingstone Centre we pass through mixed woodland along the Clyde and then have a short climb up to the majestic Bothwell Castle. We cross the Clyde and then return via farms, farmland and then along the side of the railway track. Highly recommended

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Saturday 27th

Balmaha Forest Walks

Varied and beautiful scenery in these walks along, and near, the shore of Loch Lomond... show more

Grade 1

Saturday 27th January 2018

Balmaha Forest Walks

Varied and beautiful scenery in these walks along, and near, the shore of Loch Lomond. We walk through some of the most attractive woodland in the west of Scotland and visit many outstanding viewpoints. Includes a beautiful section of the West Highland Way.

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Wednesday 31st

Binny Craig and Cockleroy

Two West Lothian walks on the ridge overlooking the Forth Valley near Linlithgow... show more

Grade 2

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Binny Craig and Cockleroy

Two West Lothian walks on the ridge overlooking the Forth Valley near Linlithgow. One ... Binny Craig ... is short and steep on a good path. The other is on a network of paths through fields and open land around to Beecraigs Country Park. We also pass through a deer park and the option of various outdoor activities for the young at heart.

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February 2018

Wednesday 7th

Blackford and the Royal Drowning

Blackford has a history full of myth and legend... show more

Grade 1

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Blackford and the Royal Drowning

Blackford has a history full of myth and legend. Starting in the village itself we find out about an ancient royal tragedy. We then take grassy paths through open fields as we follow the Allan Water towards the fabled death spot and test the legend. We return via a quiet lane, the outskirts of Gleneagles golf course and some small grassy hillocks

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Saturday 10th

Carlops and the North Esk Reservoir

Pleasant new walk in the foothills of the Pentland Hills to the south of Edinburgh... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 10th February 2018

Carlops and the North Esk Reservoir

Pleasant new walk in the foothills of the Pentland Hills to the south of Edinburgh. From Carlops we follow a narrow country lane up into the hills and to North Esk Reservoir. Good chance to see the winter wildfowl. We descend via a track and path down to Spittal Farm and onto Nine Mile Burn. The final section is along a good path back to Carlops.

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Wednesday 14th

Brig o' Turk Triangle

We follow new paths in this walk in the meadows, woods and lochsides of this beautiful land between Loch Venachar, Loch Achray and Loch Finglas... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Brig o' Turk Triangle

We follow new paths in this walk in the meadows, woods and lochsides of this beautiful land between Loch Venachar, Loch Achray and Loch Finglas. We also explore the picturesque village of Brig o’ Turk itself. This Woodland Trust land is a model of what can be done through sympathetic landscaping and access.

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Saturday 17th

Loch Dhu and Loch Chon circuit

New walk on a lovely circuit around this hidden Trossachs beauty spot... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 17th February 2018

Loch Dhu and Loch Chon circuit

New walk on a lovely circuit around this hidden Trossachs beauty spot. Starting near Kinlochard we follow a track around Loch Dubh. We continue north along the west side of Loch Chon before dropping down on an old path route to the road which we follow along the edge of the Loch Chon back to our starting place. Very enjoyable walk with great views across the lochs and mixed woodland.

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Wednesday 21st

Ben An

Fine ascent of this 1181 ft little mountain in the Trossachs... show more

Grade 3

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Ben An

Fine ascent of this 1181 ft little mountain in the Trossachs. Ben An is one of the most famous of all the hills of its size in Scotland. Initial woodland section is followed by a final sharp pull up to the summit which can be missed out if you wish. Magnificent view down onto Loch Katrine.

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Saturday 24th

Callander to Strathyre

Nine mile trek along Loch Lubnaig on disused railway line through the Pass of Leny... show more

Grade 2

Saturday 24th February 2018

Callander to Strathyre

Nine mile trek along Loch Lubnaig on disused railway line through the Pass of Leny. Interesting and varied route on excellent flat path. Glorious scenery with Ben Ledi and the loch the highlights. Strongly recommended.

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Wednesday 28th

Craig Rossie

Starting near Auchterarder we take a country lane to an old quarry before climbing up the easy grassy nose of Craig Rossien a notable Ochil viewpoint... show more

Grade 3

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Craig Rossie

Starting near Auchterarder we take a country lane to an old quarry before climbing up the easy grassy nose of Craig Rossien a notable Ochil viewpoint. We descend to the south and east to complete the circuit.

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