Walking Group 1 – Alt Tuesdays

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

Please note that walks are limited to a maximum of 20 to 25 participants. Places must be booked by email on bjsouthwood@btinternet.com

The walk on August 3rd will be led by Andrew Mathieson The walk on August 17th will be led by Jim McPherson and will be from Howwood to Lochwinnoch. Full details will be circulated nearer the time.

The coach trip planned for August 17th has been cancelled. It is hoped this will now take place later this year or early next year.

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 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
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