Strid­ing out in style

Walk­ers con­tinue their trek along John MuirWay

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews - John Gorrod

It’s been a tough year for the Cam­bus­lang Parish Church Walk­ers in which num­bers have been down and the weather has been gen­er­ally poor.

For the June walk, seven hardy walk­ers made their way along the latest sec­tion of the John Muir Way.

The first part of the walk was through leafy sub­urbs in what must be one of Ed­in­burgh’s most af­flu­ent ar­eas, with some mem­bers hav­ing a bit of fun de­cid­ing which house they would buy if their lottery ticket came up.

Soon the group left the sub­urbs and the route took the party along a coun­try trail, which led, down to the shore of the Forth.

Walk­ing into Dal­meny Park, the team watched groups of golfers tee­ing off and then had lunch on the beach.

Con­tin­u­ing round the coastal path the walk­ers walked un­der the iconic Forth Rail Bridge and then through the streets of South Queens­ferry. When their stride was in­ter­rupted by a cus­tom­ary Scot­tish down­pour - the group had to take refuge in a cafe and in­dulge in tea with cream scones.

Once the rain cleared, the walk­ers con­tin­ued to the lit­tle park where lunch had been en­joyed on the April walk where they fin­ished up.

Any­one in­ter­ested in the walk­ing club can find more in­for­ma­tion on the Cam­bus­lang Parish Church web­site at www. cam­bus­lang­parishchurch.org.uk/. Look un­der Or­gan­i­sa­tions, then se­lect ‘Walk­ing Group’.

Go Forth The walk­ers stop off at Scot­land’s new­est UNESCO World her­itage site

Tea break Cam­bus­lang Parish Church walk­ers en­joy a well earned break

Fore The walk­ers take a stroll past the lo­cal golf club

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