An element of mystery to walkers’ destination
There was an element of mystery about the Cambuslang Parish Church walking group’s latest outing.
At the beginning of November the walkers met at the church ready for another walk. As is the custom on the day of the mystery walk, each person selected a slip of paper with a destination written on it, only one would turn out to be correct.
Three cars set out from the church in a convoy, with their destination unknown. After travelling towards and the along the side of Loch Lomond many of the group had already had their hope of a prize dashed, as the lead car turned into the car park at Luss.
One gentleman was over the moon as he held the slip with Luss as the mystery destination. Sadly for him, the lead car had only pulled in to the Luss car park, as this was the rally point for drivers if they lost the convoy. The convoy moved on and soon the actual destination, Tarbet was reached.
Walking out of Tarbet the group soon reached the rail station, from here the party climbed up a good forest trail located just above the railway line.
After a couple of miles a break was taken at a picnic table. Refreshed, the group headed upwards and then looped back towards the Rail Station on a higher path.
After completing the circle the group continued along the ‘undulating’ path to Arrochar. Lunch was enjoyed at picnic tables situated at the head of Loch Long. Lunch over, the group retraced their way back to Tarbet. The walk had been good, the weather had been good and even better there was still the annual dinner to look forward to.
Stewartfield Farm was again the venue for the dinner. After enjoying a fine meal the mystery destination prize was presented to Alastair Macfarlane, the ‘prestigious’ style award was awarded to Jim Ferguson and Alastair Macfarlane won the writer of the year prize for the best Unity article.
The evening continued with a team quiz, this was followed by a slide show incorporating the various walks held throughout the year, and the evening was finally rounded off with a few songs from members of Piggery Brae.
The next walk will take place on Saturday, December 6. The walk is a circular walk starting at Milngavie. The route follows the start of the West Highland Way and also ventures into Mugdock Park.
Anyone interested in going along, should meet outside Cambuslang Parish Church at 8.30 am. For more information about the walking group visit the Cambuslang Parish Church website at www. cambuslangparishchurch. org. uk/ then look under organisations, then select walking group.
The mystery walk to Tarbet was a hit with the Cambuslang Parish Church walking group
Out and about The Cambuslang Parish Church walking group, on their mystery walk to Tarbet
Dubious honour Jim Ferguson (right) receives the Style Award, from the Cambuslang Parish Church walking group’s Alastair Macfarlane