Scot-Trek

Day Walks

August 2018

Saturday 18th

Clyde Walkway 4

New section of the walkway along the Clyde as we head south from Blantyre, over a very unusual bridge, through the lovely landscapes of Strathclyde Country Park and then below Motherwell to Baron’s Haugh Nature Reserve and Dalzell Estate... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 18th August 2018

Clyde Walkway 4

New section of the walkway along the Clyde as we head south from Blantyre, over a very unusual bridge, through the lovely landscapes of Strathclyde Country Park and then below Motherwell to Baron’s Haugh Nature Reserve and Dalzell Estate.

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Sunday 19th

Pentland Hills Circuit

Easy and very pleasant walking through and over the grassy ridges of this fine range of hills south of Edinburgh... show more

Grade 3

Sunday 19th August 2018

Pentland Hills Circuit

Easy and very pleasant walking through and over the grassy ridges of this fine range of hills south of Edinburgh. Starting at Hillend we will ascend Allermuir Hill to see Edinburgh lying below. We will then return either via Swanston or via Castlelaw.

  • Grade 3 - what does this mean?
  • 6-9 miles - 3-4 hours walk and two hours travel
  • Price: £26
  • Departure: 8.00am or 9.00am (please check) from the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

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Saturday 25th

Falkland Circuit

New walk on the farmland and wooded slopes below West Lomond hill... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 25th August 2018

Falkland Circuit

New walk on the farmland and wooded slopes below West Lomond hill. Starting in the historic village of Falkland we follow lanes, estate tracks and paths through attractive scenery. En route we visit a strange monument, great viewpoints and a natural grotto.

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Sunday 26th

Luss Hills: Ben Dubh

We follow the grassy slopes of Ben Dubh up for 2000 ft... show more

Grade 3

Sunday 26th August 2018

Luss Hills: Ben Dubh

We follow the grassy slopes of Ben Dubh up for 2000 ft. Glorious views open out both up and down Loch Lomond. We continue along the ridge before descending Mid Hill and then walking back down Glen Luss.

  • Grade 3 - what does this mean?
  • 5-7 miles - 4-5 hours walk and 1½ hours travel
  • Price: £26
  • Departure: 8.00am or 9.00am (please check) from the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

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Tuesday 28th

Evening Walk to Duncryne

A short walk to this outstanding viewpoint near Gartocharn on the south shore of Loch Lomond... show more

Grade 1-2

Tuesday 28th August 2018

Evening Walk to Duncryne

A short walk to this outstanding viewpoint near Gartocharn on the south shore of Loch Lomond. After passing though the Teddy Bears' Wood we have a short but steepish climb to see the sun setting over the loch.

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Wednesday 29th

Gartmorn Reservoir + Beyond

New circuit though this Clackmannanshire Nature Reserve... show more

Grade 1

Wednesday 29th August 2018

Gartmorn Reservoir + Beyond

New circuit though this Clackmannanshire Nature Reserve. Pleasant, relaxing stroll along excellent paths amongst attractive scenery. Chance to see plenty of wildlife.

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September 2018

Wednesday 5th

Dunkeld and the Rumbling Bridge

Quiet walk away from all the crowds along the River Braan... show more

Grade 2

Wednesday 5th September 2018

Dunkeld and the Rumbling Bridge

Quiet walk away from all the crowds along the River Braan. We visit the beauty spot of the Hermitage and then continue through lovely open pastureland to Rumbling Bridge which we cross before entering Tomgarrow Wood for the return walk

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Saturday 8th

Clyde Walkway 5

From the Dalzell Estate we continue south along the Clyde through a mixture of open countryside and woods, over Mauldslie Bridge, and then along the river to Rosebank... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 8th September 2018

Clyde Walkway 5

From the Dalzell Estate we continue south along the Clyde through a mixture of open countryside and woods, over Mauldslie Bridge, and then along the river to Rosebank. This area epitomises the Clyde Valley with nature reserves alongside attractive farmland.

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Wednesday 12th

Clyde Walkway 7: Crossford - New Lanark

Final section of the Way as we follow the Clyde south through farmland and woods with a diversion up into Lanark... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Clyde Walkway 7: Crossford - New Lanark

Final section of the Way as we follow the Clyde south through farmland and woods with a diversion up into Lanark. We then rejoin the river for the final few miles to the World Heritage Site of New Lanark. Possibility if time / legs allow to go onto the Falls of Clyde.

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Saturday 15th

Gartmorn Reservoir + Beyond

New circuit though this Clackmannanshire Nature Reserve... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 15th September 2018

Gartmorn Reservoir + Beyond

New circuit though this Clackmannanshire Nature Reserve. Pleasant, relaxing stroll along excellent paths and a section of an old railway track amongst attractive scenery. Chance to see plenty of wildlife.

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Wednesday 19th

Dollar Glen - Glen Devon

Entertaining trek through the Ochil hills... show more

Grade 2

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Dollar Glen - Glen Devon

Entertaining trek through the Ochil hills. Starting in Dollar, we take the path up past Castle Campbell before following the old drove road north through the pass and then down via Glenquey Reservoir to Tormaukin and Glen Devon.

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October 2018

Wednesday 3rd

Glen Lednock

Circular walk in this pleasant glen north of Comrie... show more

Grade 2

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Glen Lednock

Circular walk in this pleasant glen north of Comrie. We follow a good path through a beautiful combination of riverside and woodland scenery with a couple of good viewpoints. Extremely attractive walk.

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Wednesday 10th

Glen Vale + Harperleas Reservoir

Starting near Loch Leven we follow a good path through fields into the glen between Bishop Hill and West Lomond in Fife... show more

Grade 2

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Glen Vale + Harperleas Reservoir

Starting near Loch Leven we follow a good path through fields into the glen between Bishop Hill and West Lomond in Fife. After exploring John Knox’s Pulpit we carry onto the plateau and visit Harperleas

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Saturday 13th

Kinnoul Hill and the Coronation Road

Seven mile circuit of Kinnoul Hill + Woods... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 13th October 2018

Kinnoul Hill and the Coronation Road

Seven mile circuit of Kinnoul Hill + Woods. A spectacular circuit high above the River Tay, we follow sections of the ancient road followed by the Scottish kings as they headed to their coronation at Scone.

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Wednesday 17th

Loch Venachar - Brig o’ Turk and Loch Drunkie

Starting at the east end of Loch Venachar we head west along its shore, first on a quiet private road and then a cycle route... show more

Grade 2

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Loch Venachar - Brig o’ Turk and Loch Drunkie

Starting at the east end of Loch Venachar we head west along its shore, first on a quiet private road and then a cycle route. We then follow a woodland path up to the beautiful and secluded Loch Drunkie. We continue on a forest track to Brig o’ Turk.

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Wednesday 24th

Maidens Beach and Culzean Castle

Starting at Maidens we walk along the beach before entering the grounds of Culzean... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Maidens Beach and Culzean Castle

Starting at Maidens we walk along the beach before entering the grounds of Culzean. We then follow a network of paths through the beautiful gardens of this treasure hidden on the Ayrshire coast. We visit the Deer Park, Walled Garden and Swan Pond.

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Saturday 27th

Clyde Walkway 6

From Rosebank we cross the river and
rejoin the Walkway on the east bank of the Clyde... show more

Grade 1

Saturday 27th October 2018

Clyde Walkway 6

From Rosebank we cross the river and
rejoin the Walkway on the east bank of the Clyde. We then follow the Clyde south through various estates and open countryside all the way to Crossford where we visit another nature reserve. A very easy and mainly level route.

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Wednesday 31st

Moffat Circuit

We spend the day exploring the countryside in this beautiful rural area... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Moffat Circuit

We spend the day exploring the countryside in this beautiful rural area. We visit the Well around which this spa town developed, trek through open countryside, up Gallowhill Wood, and along the River Annan.

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November 2018

Wednesday 7th

Muirshiel Country Park

From the the Visitors Centre, north of Lochwinnoch, we follow a network of tracks around the River Calder and then up through delightful woodland onto Windy Hill... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Muirshiel Country Park

From the the Visitors Centre, north of Lochwinnoch, we follow a network of tracks around the River Calder and then up through delightful woodland onto Windy Hill. Very good paths in a hidden corner of Renfrew. A pleasant day’s walk.

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Saturday 10th

Muthill and the River Earn

Six mile walk along the River Earn from Crieff to Muthill... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 10th November 2018

Muthill and the River Earn

Six mile walk along the River Earn from Crieff to Muthill. The walk starts from Crieff Visitor Centre and then follows the Earn south. This last section follows the grassy banks of the river past fields of cattle, sheep and horses before taking a country lane to Muthill.

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Wednesday 14th

Sauchie Crags

Fine walk in this hidden area to the west of Stirling... show more

Grade 2

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Sauchie Crags

Fine walk in this hidden area to the west of Stirling. After an exciting trek along a section of the spectacular Sauchie Crags we return via North Third Reservoir. We have glorious views across the Carse of Stirling.

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Saturday 17th

Clyde Walkway 7: Crossford - New Lanark

Final section of the Way as we follow the Clyde south through farmland and traditional woodland with a diversion up into Lanark... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 17th November 2018

Clyde Walkway 7: Crossford - New Lanark

Final section of the Way as we follow the Clyde south through farmland and traditional woodland with a diversion up into Lanark. We then return to the river for the final few miles to the World Heritage Site of New Lanark. Possibility if time / legs allow to go onto the Falls of Clyde.

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Wednesday 21st

Old Kilpatrick Hills: Cochno Loch

Eight mile circuit on the eastern OK Hills above Bearsden... show more

Grade 2

Wednesday 21st November 2018

Old Kilpatrick Hills: Cochno Loch

Eight mile circuit on the eastern OK Hills above Bearsden. Using a network of farm tracks and grassy paths we visit Jaw Reservoir and Cochno Loch before an easy ascent of Cochno Hill. We then descend to Greenside Reservoir before taking a track back to the starting place.

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Saturday 24th

Roslin Glen - Penicuik Pathway

An interesting and extremely varied Midlothian trek... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 24th November 2018

Roslin Glen - Penicuik Pathway

An interesting and extremely varied Midlothian trek. Starting at Roslin we visit the castle before crossing the Glen to join an abandoned railway which we follow alongside the River North Esk through woodland, south to Penicuik.

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Wednesday 28th

The Darn Road

Interesting and pleasant walk from Bridge of Allan following the Allan Water north into Bridge of Allan and then returning by a higher level route via The Glen... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Darn Road

Interesting and pleasant walk from Bridge of Allan following the Allan Water north into Bridge of Allan and then returning by a higher level route via The Glen. A fine walk through a mixture of riverside, woodland and farmland in a very historic area.

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