Out­stand­ing views on Stir­ling­shire out­ing

Highs and lows of Dun­can­rig Ram­blers’ trek

East Kilbride News - - CLUBS - James Mc­Gowan

Dun­can­rig Ram­bling Club headed to Stir­ling­shire for two walks just north of Bears­den.

The high walk started at the Queens View car park with the al­ter­nate at Auchine­den Mill as they trekked to­wards the Burn­crooks Reser­voir.

The high walk­ers left the car park and fol­lowed the path up­hill to­wards the pop­u­lar rock out­crop ‘The Whangie,’

The Whangie is a ge­o­log­i­cal fault, 50 feet deep and 300 feet long, prob­a­bly the re­sult of glacial move­ment.

The Ram­blers then car­ried on up­hill to the top of Auchine­den hill.

From the sum­mit the group went down­hill and joined the path that the al­ter­nate walk­ers had taken.

From the reser­voir the Ram­blers fol­lowed a very good path, part of the John Muir Way, which me­an­ders across the coun­try­side and a for­est.

This is a new route which was funded by Forestry Com­mis­sion Scot­land, SportS­cot­land and Scot­tish Nat­u­ral Her­itage (SNH) and is part of the Cen­tral Scot­land Green Net­work project.

As there has been in­ten­sive forestry work done here the groups had a great view over to Loch Lomond and the hills to the north.

Af­ter leav­ing the for­est the group fol­lowed a path down to the wait­ing coach at the junc­tion with the A809.

The next walks are on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 18 in the Sorn and Muirkirk area

Check out the www.dun­can­rig.com for de­tails on all the club ac­tiv­i­ties.

On a high Ram­blers take the walk in their stride

En route The low group take on their trek

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