Scot-Trek

Day Walks

February 2018

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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March 2018

Wednesday 7th

Clyde Walkway 1

First of a series of monthly walks along the full 40 mile length of the walkway... show more

Grade 1

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Clyde Walkway 1

First of a series of monthly walks along the full 40 mile length of the walkway. Starting from the Kelvin Hall we follow the River Kelvin down to its junction with the Clyde near the Museum of Transport. We then keep close to the north bank of the river as we pass the SECC, the Armadillo and then the Finnieston Crane. We continue along the banks of the Clyde past the new waterside housing all the way to the Broomielaw and then to our destination at the east end of the Glasgow Green.

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Wednesday 14th

Clackmannan Heritage Trail

Easywalk based on the medieval town of Clackmannan... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Clackmannan Heritage Trail

Easywalk based on the medieval town of Clackmannan. Starting at the Tolbooth we follow a good tracks down through open fields to the River Forth. There we find one of the most unusual ruins in Scotland. We continue along a quiet country lane and through beautiful woodland on our return to Clackmannan. We also hope to visit Alloa Tower.

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Saturday 17th

The Millenium Link: Forth - Clyde Canal

Eight mile route along the canal north of Cadder... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 17th March 2018

The Millenium Link: Forth - Clyde Canal

Eight mile route along the canal north of Cadder. This includes perhaps the most beautiful section of the 35 mile long canal as it passes through ancient woodland and past historic churches.

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Wednesday 21st

Firenze Braes and Barrhead

Pleasant walk offering spectacular views across Glasgow... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Firenze Braes and Barrhead

Pleasant walk offering spectacular views across Glasgow. Starting at Barrhead we head west following paths and fields before reaching our destination on the Ferenze Braes. From there we continue the circuit via Killoch Glen back to Barrhead.

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Saturday 24th

Calderglen Country Park

Riverside walk along the unfortunately named Rotten Calder River east of East Kilbride... show more

Grade 1

Saturday 24th March 2018

Calderglen Country Park

Riverside walk along the unfortunately named Rotten Calder River east of East Kilbride. Starting at Torrance House we take a good path along the banks of the pleasant tree lined river as we follow it downstream as far as the ruins of the old castle. Easy and enjoyable day.

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Wednesday 28th

Craigallian, John Muir Way the West Highland Way

New circular walk between Mugdock Country Park, The Khyber Pass, Craigallian estate, the Carbeth and Craigallian lochs and sections of the West Highland Way and the John Muir Way... show more

Grade 2

Wednesday 28th March 2018

Craigallian, John Muir Way the West Highland Way

New circular walk between Mugdock Country Park, The Khyber Pass, Craigallian estate, the Carbeth and Craigallian lochs and sections of the West Highland Way and the John Muir Way. Lovely mixture of open woodland, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and woodland.

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April 2018

Wednesday 4th

Clyde Walkway 2

From Glasgow Green we continue on the north side of the Clyde as far as Cambuslang... show more

Grade 1

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Clyde Walkway 2

From Glasgow Green we continue on the north side of the Clyde as far as Cambuslang. En route we pass through a newly regenerated area of the city and see several attractive housing developments and the Emirates Arena. In a few miles we are in the country with beautiful views across to the Carmunnock Hills. After crossing the Clyde at Cambuslang we follow the southern bank for a few miles before cutting inland to cross the river again at Uddingston.

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Wednesday 18th

Loch Dhu and Loch Chon circuit

Lovely circuit around this hidden Trossachs beauty spot... show more

Grade 1-2

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Loch Dhu and Loch Chon circuit

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 to the road which we follow along the edge of the Loch Chon to our starting place.

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Saturday 21st

Clyde Walkway 1

First of a series of Saturday monthly walks along the full 40 mile length of the walkway... show more

Grade 1

Saturday 21st April 2018

Clyde Walkway 1

First of a series of Saturday monthly walks along the full 40 mile length of the walkway. Starting from the Kelvin Hall, or Partick Railway Station, we follow the River Kelvin down to its junction with the Clyde near the Museum of Transport. We then keep close to the north bank of the river as we pass the SECC, the Armadillo and then the Finnieston Crane. We continue along the banks of the Clyde to the Broomielaw and then onto Glasgow Green.

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Sunday 22nd

Tinto

Straightforward ascent of this 2335ft landmark hill located to the south of Lanark... show more

Grade 3

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Tinto

Straightforward ascent of this 2335ft landmark hill located to the south of Lanark. An ideal introduction for those who want a taste of hillwalking. An excellent path leads all the way to the summit which is a magnificent viewpoint. Strongly recommended.

  • Grade 3 - what does this mean?
  • 5 miles - 4 hours walk and 2 hours travel
  • Price: £26
  • Departure: 8.00am or 9.00am (please check) from the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

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May 2018

Tuesday 1st

Evening walk along Loch Lomond

Starting in Balloch we follow the River Leven to Loch Lomond and complete an easy circuit of Balloch Country Park... show more

Grade 1

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Evening walk along Loch Lomond

Starting in Balloch we follow the River Leven to Loch Lomond and complete an easy circuit of Balloch Country Park. We then cross to see the river to visit the 'Maid of the Loch'. Excellent paths all the way.

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Wednesday 2nd

Clyde Walkway 3: Cambuslang to Blantyre

We follow the south bank of the Clyde through the outskirts of Cambuslang... show more

Grade 2

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Clyde Walkway 3: Cambuslang to Blantyre

We follow the south bank of the Clyde through the outskirts of Cambuslang. After four miles we cross the Rotten Calder river and then the Clyde at Uddingston. We then have a glorious walk through attractive woodland pass mighty Bothwell Castle before re-crossing the Clyde at the David Livingston Centre in Blantyre.

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Saturday 12th

Clyde Walkway 2

From Glasgow Green we continue on the north side of the Clyde as far as Cambuslang... show more

Grade 1-2

Saturday 12th May 2018

Clyde Walkway 2

From Glasgow Green we continue on the north side of the Clyde as far as Cambuslang. En route we pass through a regenerated area of the city and see several attractive housing developments and the Emirates Arena. In a few miles we are in the country with beautiful views across to the Carmunnock Hills. We complete the days walk by crossing the Clyde at Cambuslang.

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Sunday 13th

Luss Hills: Ben Dubh

Starting in Luss we quickly reach the slopes of Ben Dubh which we follow for 2000ft ... show more

Grade 3

Sunday 13th May 2018

Luss Hills: Ben Dubh

Starting in Luss we quickly reach the slopes of Ben Dubh which we follow for 2000ft ... over about five false summits. Glorious views open out both up and down Loch Lomond. We either return the same way or continue along the ridge for another mile before descending via Mid Hill and then walking back down Luss glen.

  • 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 15th

Evening Walk to Aberfoyle and Doon Hill

Pleasant evening stroll up the 'faery' Doon Hill followed by a ramble along the infant River Forth in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park near Aberfoyle... show more

Grade 1-2

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Evening Walk to Aberfoyle and Doon Hill

Pleasant evening stroll up the 'faery' Doon Hill followed by a ramble along the infant River Forth in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park near Aberfoyle. Enjoyable and varied evening walk.

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Saturday 19th

Menteith Hills and Callander

Fine day's trekking along the Highland Boundary Line... show more

Grade 2-3

Saturday 19th May 2018

Menteith Hills and Callander

Fine day's trekking along the Highland Boundary Line. Easy gradual ascent on good tracks from Braeval up to the summit of the Menteith Hills overlooking Loch Venacher and the Trossachs. Then an easy descent via Loch Venacher to Callander.

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Sunday 20th

Pentland Hills

We use the historic Kirk Road to ascend onto the main ridge of the Pentlands... show more

Grade 3

Sunday 20th May 2018

Pentland Hills

We use the historic Kirk Road to ascend onto the main ridge of the Pentlands. We then climb up to Scald Law, at 579 metres, the highest hill in the range. From there we continue onto East and West Kip before an easy final descent. Good paths and excellent views.

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