Walking Group 1 – Alt Tuesdays

Group Leader                  Barrie Southwood  07766 755836
Meeting Point                 Millbrae Car Park
Tuesdays                      Alternately @ 09.15 am
Season                        Continuous

Would everyone please note that any car sharing arrangements are an individual choice between drivers and passengers.

The walk on January 18th will start from the car park at the end of Grangemuir Road, Prestwick at 10am. It will be led by Jim McPherson. Please note that this walk will not go ahead if the weather forecast is poor. Please check your email on Monday evening.

Barrie Southwood – Tel 07766 755836

Click HERE to view the BBC article “My Doctor prescribed rambling for lockdown anxiety”

Click HERE to view The Blue Bonnet Trail from Tamfest 2020 narrated by Jane McCarry

Click HERE to watch a YouTube video by Ronald Rae with five of his biblical sculptures that he carved over 30 years ago.

Tuesday Walking Group – Restart Plan

1. All the requirements of the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 Route Map must be adhered to. We are currently in Phase 3. This permits
groups of up to five households to meet outdoors with physical distancing.

2. Anybody showing symptoms of Covid-19 must not attend the walk.

3. The number of walkers in each group must not exceed five (single households) or ten (couples). If possible, at least two leaders will be available so that members can be split into two groups.

4. Everyone will need to advise the group leader of their attendance. Anyone driving to the start of the walk must not car share with anyone from another household.

5. To help with travel for non car owners, walks will initially start from a central location in Ayr.

6. If public transport is used to reach the start of the walk, face coverings must be used.

7. Walkers must remain 2m apart at all times and avoid touching any surfaces as much as possible. Hand sanitisation must be used before drinking/eating.

8. Details of everyone attending will be kept in case they are needed in the future for contact tracing.

9. All walkers must provide there own first aid requirements.

Barrie Southwood /Committee

Tuesday 8th December 2021
The walk on 7th December had been scheduled as a circular walk from the Burns Centre, via the old railway line to Greenan, and back to Alloway via Bellisle Park and Cambusdoon. In spite of the poor weather forecast and impending storm Barra, 15 brave souls arrived at the starting point. It was agreed that instead of abandoning the walk totally, we would do the first part as far as High Greenan House, and then return by the same route. This proved to be a wise decision as the weather was beginning to worsen as we arrived back at the Burns Centre. Those present all stated how much they had enjoyed the walk.

Tuesday 24th November 2021
The walking group travelled by train to and from Girvan.
The walk took us from the Railway station to the north end of Girvan, via the harbour area north and south of the river, to the south end of Girvan and back to the Railway Station. An enjoyable day was had by all who attended.

Tuesday 9th November 2021
The group travelled by train to and from Irvine with the walk taking in riverside, urban, and beach sections.

Tuesday 26th October 2021
The Tuesday Walking Group had an enjoyable walk from Maidens, into Culzean Country Park where we walked a circular route, partly on the old railway line, and partly by the deer park and then the Swan Pond, and finally back to Maidens.

Tuesday 12th October 2021
The walk saw a group of us travelling by train to Kilwinning. Our walk took us from the railway station to Eglinton Park, round several of the path in the park, and back by a different route to the railway station. We had two breaks while in the park, a short coffee break and a longer lunch break. A most enjoyable day was had by all.

Tuesday 28th September 2021
The walk was at Kilkerran, when 19 members enjoyed a very pleasant and scenic walk.

Tuesday 13th August 2021
The Group travelled by train to Fairlie Station. The main walk was along the coastal path from Fairlie to Largs. The scenery was somewhat muted because of the dull weather. We were looking over to Cumbrae for most of the walk, across at where we had walked two weeks previously. The walk finished at Largs pier with a view of the “Waverley” which was boarding passengers for the sail to Rothesay and the Kyles of Bute. The day out finished with the journey back home, by train

Tuesday 31st August 2021
We travelled by train to Largs and took the ferry to Cumbrae. The walk took us up to the trig point – the highest point on the island – with magnificent views all round the Firth of Clyde. David

Tuesday 17th August 2021
The Howwood to Lochwinnoch walk led by Jim McPherson, which had to be cancelled because of the fire at Troon Station, took place on 17th August 2021. We travelled to and from the walk by train.
With the weather improving all of the time, a memorable day out was enjoyed by all who attended.

Tuesday 20th July 2021
Due to the fire at Troon Station and the railway line being closed, the scheduled walk which involved train travel to Howwood and from Lochwinnoch was postponed, and replaced by a walk by the River Ayr. This turned out to be a most enjoyable walk and offered an opportunity for a number of the walkers to make their first stepping stone crossing of the river.

Tuesday – 25th May 2021
New Cumnock/Glen Afton walk missing all the heavy showers

Tuesday – 5th Apr 2021
While on lunch stop at Bellisle.

Tuesday 15th September 2020
Walk through Belleisle park and along Ayr shore

Tuesday 1st September 2020

The group travelled by train to Girvan and walked to the golf course, along both sides of the harbour then along the sea front to Ainslie Park where they had a lunch stop before returning into the town and catching the train back to Ayr.

Blairgowrie Weekend – 20th to 23rd September 2019
Thirty seven excited members of the group set off on Friday September 20th for Blairgowrie. On arrival we did a short walk along the River Ericht. On the Saturday, we travelled to Dunkeld and did a walk to The Hermitage. The non walkers went to Pitlochry. Everyone had some free time in Dunkeld afterwards. On the Sunday, we travelled to Dundee. The walkers were dropped off on the outskirts of the City in Clatto Country Park and we all met up in the V & A Museum later in the day. On the Monday, we stopped off in Dunblane for a short walk and lunch. The weather was sunny and dry the whole weekend and we had a very helpful driver from Moffat & Williamson.
Barrie Southwood

The Group in Llanberis, N Wales in 2016
%d bloggers like this: