Cam­bus on the move

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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