New Walkers are always welcome
Our programme of walks...
Updated 28th June 2021
As of today Group walks are now limited to no more than thirty participants, but leaders might set a lower limit. We are no longer restricted to walking within our own Local Authority boundaries. Details will appear on this site and our Facebook page a few days before walks are scheduled. Booking is essential and it is strongly requested that late cancellations should be avoided. Take heed of weather forecasts and do not reserve a place unless you fully intend to participate. Places are limited and a waiting list might require to be operated. Please be considerate of others.
Risk Assessments will be provided to all group members in advance of the walks.
Booking is still required and names and contact details must be provided when booking as these are needed to conform to Test & Trace procedures.
Hand sanitizer should be carried, do not share drinks, food or equipment with others meantime. Car sharing remains prohibited outwith individual household groups or bubbles.
Programme for July 2021:
Sunday 1st August Castle Semple Estate and Parkhill Leaders A. & M. McGuire.
Setting off at around 10.45 this walk can be joined if travelling by train to Lochwinnoch station. Leaving the vicinity of Castle Semple Visitor Centre we head along the lochside and into Parkhill Woodland. Our route takes us up to two viewpoint summits and past a number of historic buildings and we will reach the Temple landmark on Kenmure Hill before returning past Courtshaw Maze. The walk is seven miles and graded as a C+ plus for moderate difficulty. Covid precautions are still in force and pre-booking with details for test and trace is required.
Bookings can made using the message app at the foot of this page.
Wednesday 4th August Lynn Glen & Blair Estate Leader: Linda Christie
Setting off just a couple of minutes after 10.00 from Dalry Train Station, initial route is out to explore the Blair Estate and gardens, then later our route will be out to follow the circuit trail through Lynn Glen. This route is graded as a "C" walk..fairly level in the main but with a few short inclines and descents...it is about 6.5 miles in length overall. Places are limited to 15 in total.
Covid precautions are still in force and pre-booking with details for test and trace is still required.
Contact Linda on 07572369720 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our upcoming programme for August is:
Sunday 8th of August, Leader Janice Clarke, Kirkconnel area Kirkland Hill.
Wednesday 11th August Douglas Brown, location to be confirmed.
15th August Leader Willie Fleming, Forth & Clyde Canal Area.
18th August Falkirk Area Leader Phil Greco
Saturday 21st August Leaders R & T Kerr Loudon Hill.
Tuesday 24th August Dams to Darnley Leaders A & M McGuire
Wednesday 25th Evening Mystery walk Leader Cheryl Newall
Saturday 28th August Leader Linda Christie at Chatelhearault.
Other info and updates to follow as and when confirmed
please keep safe and observe the advice on Covid . Pease check back on this site regularly for updates as volunteers offer to lead walks.
Telephone for more info to: Mike McGuire (Publicity and Website Secretary) on the message app below
Our usual meeting point for departing on a walk was at the new car park
next to Aldi on East Rd in Irvine. Due to Covid we no longer car share in the meantime. Leaders will specify their starting times and locations for each walk nearer to the event.
Please note that due to Covid restrictions, car sharing does not operate for the time being
New walkers are welcome to participate in three walks prior to being required to take a membership of the Ramblers Association.
Membership gives an entitlement to participate in the walking programmes of all the Ramblers Association groups throughout the United Kingdom. Within Ayrshire there are three groups located around Irvine, Kilmarnock and Ayr who organise weekly walks within the South and West of Scotland.
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Our walks are graded as "A" (strenuous and technical), "B+" ( Strenuous not over 2000 feet), B grade (Moderate...a good level of fitness required), "C+" (Easy to moderate about six to nine miles some inclines) and "C" (Easy ) ...walks mainly level tracks about five to seven miles).