Scot-Trek

Day Walks

August 2017

Wednesday 30th

Biggar - Broughton & John Buchan Way

From Biggar we follow an old railway line through the fields to Broughton... show more

Grade 1 or 1-3

Wednesday 30th August 2017

Biggar - Broughton & John Buchan Way

From Biggar we follow an old railway line through the fields to Broughton. Then, if you wish, you can have a short grassy climb up a section of the John Buchan Way.

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September 2017

Wednesday 6th

Callander Circuit

Fine walk on the paths around Callander... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Callander Circuit

Fine walk on the paths around Callander. ighlights include the Bracklinn Falls, the lower slopes of Callander Crags, a hidden iron-age fort and the Keltie Water. We also follow a section of the old railway line.

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Wednesday 20th

Meikle Bin

Starting at the Carron Reservoir we follow a track high up onto this 1800ft hill, the highest of the Campsies... show more

Grade 3

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Meikle Bin

Starting at the Carron Reservoir we follow a track high up onto this 1800ft hill, the highest of the Campsies. The final ascent is over a very easy and attractive grassy ridge. The view from the top can be extraordinary.

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October 2017

Wednesday 11th

Roslin Glen

Enthralling walk in this beautiful glen south of Edinburgh... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Roslin Glen

Enthralling walk in this beautiful glen south of Edinburgh. We will visit Roslin Castle and Chapel, Wallace's Cave, the site of a major Scottish victory in the Wars of Independence and the home of Dolly the Sheep. All this and the outstanding natural beauty of Roslin Glen itself.

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Saturday 14th

Biggar, Hillridge + Langlees

Pleasant trek in the gentle countryside around the fascinating wee town of Biggar... show more

Grade 2

Saturday 14th October 2017

Biggar, Hillridge + Langlees

Pleasant trek in the gentle countryside around the fascinating wee town of Biggar. We walk on a mixture of quiet country lanes and grassy paths through an open green landscape. Great open views all day across to the Southern Upland hills. We also wander amongst the quaint streets, museums and shops of Biggar.

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Wednesday 18th

Penicuik House and Estate

Hidden to the south of Penicuik this beautiful estate is being opened up to walkers... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Penicuik House and Estate

Hidden to the south of Penicuik this beautiful estate is being opened up to walkers. It offers a network of paths along and above the River Esk, remarkable memorials and bridges, mind-blowing walled gardens, a ‘lost tunnel’ to a hidden pond and the impressive ruin of Penicuik House itself.

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Wednesday 25th

Rumbling Bridge + Crook of Devon

New walk in this quiet corner of Clackmannanshire... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Rumbling Bridge + Crook of Devon

New walk in this quiet corner of Clackmannanshire. Our trek follows a network of paths and country lanes between Rumbling Bridge and Crook of Devon. Easy and relaxing stroll through gentle green countryside along the River Devon.

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Saturday 28th

The Knock and the Hosh

Two linked walks on the northern edge of Crieff... show more

Grade 2

Saturday 28th October 2017

The Knock and the Hosh

Two linked walks on the northern edge of Crieff. Starting at the Famous Grouse Experience whisky visitor centre in Glen Turret we follow the Hosh Trail up onto the lower slopes of the Knock … Crieff's own hill. We then carry on up through woods to the summit of the Knock before a wide sweep takes us back into Crieff and Glen Turret.

  • Grade 2 - what does this mean?
  • 8 miles - Option of reducing the length - 4 hours walk and 2 hours travel
  • Price: £23
  • Departure: 9.00am from the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

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November 2017

Wednesday 1st

Torlum Trek

This fine walk outside Comrie is based around the Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre... show more

Grade 2-3

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Torlum Trek

This fine walk outside Comrie is based around the Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre. We follow woodland tracks through an area of old forest and alongside streams and fields before an easy but steady climb out of the forest and up onto a magnificent viewpoint over the Earn valley. We complete our circuit using good tracks through the forest and then follow the Glascorrie Road back to Auchingarrich.

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Wednesday 8th

Tak-ma- doon and Colzium

Two walks on the slopes of the Ochils above Kilsyth... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Tak-ma- doon and Colzium

Two walks on the slopes of the Ochils above Kilsyth. Colzium is a fine estate that offers pleasant strolls through beautiful landscaped gardens. We then have a short drive up the Tak-ma- doon road to a viewpoint before an easy stroll along the ridge of the Kilsyth hills. Glorious views in both directions … the Carron Valley on one side and the Kelvin Valley to the south.

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Saturday 11th

Traprain Law and East Linton

Charming walk in this quiet corner of East Lothian... show more

Grade 2

Saturday 11th November 2017

Traprain Law and East Linton

Charming walk in this quiet corner of East Lothian. We tour picturesque East Linton before the River Tyne and lanes onto Traprain Law one of the most important sites in early Scottish history. It provides fine views over the Firth of Forth.

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Wednesday 15th

Moncrieff Hill

Starting near Bridge of Earn to the south of Perth we follow country lanes to the Woodland Trust land around Moncrieff Hill... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Moncrieff Hill

Starting near Bridge of Earn to the south of Perth we follow country lanes to the Woodland Trust land around Moncrieff Hill. We then follow excellent paths and tracks up through beautiful mixed woodland to the iron-age fort on the bare summit of the hill. From there we have magnificent views across Perth and the River Tay as it meanders below us.

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Saturday 18th

West Linton and Baddinsgill Reservoir

Starting at the conservation village of West Linton
we follow the ‘cat walk’ and a good path gradually up into the Pentland Hills... show more

Grade 2-3

Saturday 18th November 2017

West Linton and Baddinsgill Reservoir

Starting at the conservation village of West Linton
we follow the ‘cat walk’ and a good path gradually up into the Pentland Hills. We then reach the Reservoir hidden amongst a fold of hills. We return via a farm road. A day of wide open views.

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Wednesday 22nd

West Highland Way: Milngavie - Dumgoyne

We follow the Allander Water through Mugdock Country Park before crossing the Khyber Pass road and walking onto Craigallian and the Carbeth Lochs... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

West Highland Way: Milngavie - Dumgoyne

We follow the Allander Water through Mugdock Country Park before crossing the Khyber Pass road and walking onto Craigallian and the Carbeth Lochs. We pass a wonderful viewpoint before dropping down to the old railway track which we follow into the Beech Tree Inn at Dumgoyne.

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Saturday 25th

Douglas

Hidden in a quiet corner of South Lanarkshire this small town used to be the base for the all-powerful Douglas family... show more

Grade 1

Saturday 25th November 2017

Douglas

Hidden in a quiet corner of South Lanarkshire this small town used to be the base for the all-powerful Douglas family. We visit a remarkable museum, the most perfect ‘miniature’ church in Scotland and many other corners of the old estate. A very easy walk full of history and with the bonus of a fine tearoom/gift shop to start and finish the day.

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