New Walkers are always welcome

 

Our programme of walks...

 

Updated 9th August 2021.

Following the statement by the First Minister of Scotland (on 3rd August 2021) many of the Covid restrictions affecting our walks will cease with effect from today. While the requirement to observe social distancing is now being withdrawn and the limit on numbers is determined only in accord with the leaders wishes, we are still required to wear masks if travelling in public transport, to use hand sanitiser frequently and to maintain a register for test and trace. We should continue to avoid sharing food and equipment meantime.

Ramblers Scotland has updated its website (as of today) and states that car sharing continues to be discouraged. In addition, it has been indicated that Risk Assessment documentation should still feature as part of the walk planning process and risk mitigation.

I will update this website in accord with any requirements from Ramblers Scotland or Sports Scotland further to today's changes.

Risk Assessments will continue to be provided to all group members in advance of the walks within the walk details email. 

Our next walks are:

Sunday  19th September Douglas Brown Loch Bradan circular C+ grade walk

Starting from the Loch Bradan Waterworks car park at 10.30 a.m. About 7 miles, largely flat paths and track around the perimeter of the loch.

Pre-booking with the details for Test & Trace is still required.

Contact Douglas on 07500703882 or email: dsb1971@aol.com

Tuesday 21st September Andy Shand, Balloch to Pappert Hill starting off at 10a.m.

The route is southward down the River Leven to Vale of Leven and up onto the hill summit trig point, returning on a circular route.

Pre-booking with the details for Test & Trace is still required.

Contact Andy on shandrew40@hotmail.com with your details or for further information. The route is about 8 miles graded as C+ to B.

Our upcoming provisional programme for late September is

Sunday 26th September Anne & Mike McGuire, Kaim Hill B+ grade walk

Wednesday 29th September Cumbrae coastal walk C grade walk.

Other info and updates to follow as and when confirmed

A link to the Kilmarnock Ramblers Website is located towards the bottom of this page. You may wish to consider the potential for walking with the Group if the options seem appealing or the travel arrangements are more suitable. As yet there are no moves to return to a printed walk programme for the three Ayrshire Groups.

 please keep safe and observe the  advice on Covid .  Pease check back on this site regularly for updates as volunteers offer to lead walks.

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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).

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