Cambus on the move
Cambuslang Church’s walking group were on the move again recently.
At the start of April the group set off to travel to Kinlochard, which is situated at the head of Loch Ard.
The walks were split into two categories, one of 11 miles and the other of eight miles.
From Kinlochard the group set off together on the first part of the walk.
A steep path led the walkers up to a forest road where there were good views down and across Loch Ard and the surrounding hills.
Continuing along several forest roads the walkers reached their first destination on the walk, which was Stron machnair.
This was once a small hamlet consisting of two ruined cottages in some enclosed land.
The place can be easily missed from the forest road and the walkers had to climb a steep embankment to gain access to the area.
Lunch was taken in and around the ruined cottages, and before leaving this unique spot the walkers had good views across to the back of Ben Lomond, which was spectacular in bright sunshine highlighting patches of snow on the summit.
From Stronmach nair the walkers then split into two groups, with one group taking a long loop within the forest of 11 miles and the other group completing an eight- mile circuit.
Both groups of walkers came together again at Kinlochard where they enjoyed a social time in the local cafe where cream teas and cake were consumed sitting out in the warm spring day, providing a great end to what had been a most enjoyable day.
More information about the walking group, including full details of their programme of walks, can be found by going to the Cambuslang Parish Church website at www.cambuslangparishchurch.org.uk/, looking under organisations and then selecting walking group.
Good day out The walkers on their travels