Date/TimeDate(s) - 26/07/2015
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: No O/S Map Sheet No.: 58 Grid Ref. Start: 972 052 Grid Ref. Finish 914 972 Walk (Miles): 11 Walk Hours: 6 Bus Time to Walk:2.5 hours Bus Time from Walk: 2.0 hours Departure time from walk: 17:00
N.B. 8.00am start from Aberdeen.
The walk today takes us south from Aberdeen towards the Firth of Forth Estuary to traverse the Ochil Hills, from east to west, finishing in the town of Tillicoultry. Janet Rickard suggested this walk and your Committee included it in our 2015 Programme.
Your Club last did this walk in June 2008, on a beautiful, windless sunny day – let’s hope today’s walk is as good. This walk is a through one, so members who require a shorter, or different walk – please indicate your intentions with your committee member in charge of the bus.
We commence our walk near Glen Devon Castle (NGR 972 052), where we cross the bridge over the River Devon and pass the cottage of Whitens on our way, on the west side of Black Hill, towards the Glensherup Reservoir. Before reaching the reservoir, the track goes E’wards through the forest, ascends, veers in a large loop, to eventually clear the forest and gain open ground. It then heads SW’wards to the summit of Inverdownie (631m). Continue SW’wards, keeping to the high ground, passing Bentie Knowe and Whitewisp Hill and then veering W’wards to Tarmangie Hill and Skythorn Hill. We will eventually meet a track coming in from the north, where we join it near Maddy Moss, climb over a fence by a style and veer SE’wards down the valley of the Gannel Burn. Your path soon turns SW’wards after a while and descends this valley on the east side of the Gannel Burn track, high above the burn, all the way down to Mill Glen and onwards to the town of Tillicoultry.
Your bus will be conveniently parked near the carpark in Tillicoultry (NGR 914 972).
Walking distance approx. 10 miles
Bus departs at 5.00pm.
In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge of the outing should be contacted, if possible, before the police are contacted.
Relevant telephone number for Alloa Police is 101 (non-emergency) or 999.
Committee member in charge today is David Fenlon
Online bookings are closed for this event. Please contact Gilbert to find out if there are spaces available.