Walk­ers en­joy a great day out in the sun­shine

Weather is kind for trip to the Pent­land Hills

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane - Jonathan Ged­des

Cam­bus­lang Walk­ers were out and about re­cently – and the group even had some good for­tune with the weather.

The group trav­elled to the Pent­land Hills and the fore­cast was for rain in the af­ter­noon, mean­ing ev­ery­one in the party was well pre­pared with all their wa­ter­proof gear.

How­ever, ar­riv­ing at the car park the weather was quite bright al­though there was a bit of a cold wind.

After just over a quar­ter of a mile the group split up.

One group headed up the grassy slope lead­ing to Turn­house Hill and the re­main­der set off to­wards Glen­close Reser­voir.

After reach­ing the sum­mit of Turn­house Hill this group de­scended a few hun­dred feet then climbed to the top of Car­nethy Hill, and from there it was a steep de­scent down to the top end of Lo­gan­lea Reser­voir.

Mean­while the other group walked along the banks of Glen­course Reser­voir then along the banks of Lo­gan­lea Reser­voir.

As this was the eas­ier walk this group reached the top end of the reser­voir well ahead of the other group.

The weather was still quite nice and this group walked on up the val­ley, where they found a nice spot for lunch.

After the sand­wiches had been con­sumed a few spots of rain dropped and the group quickly put on their wa­ter­proof trousers be­fore re­trac­ing their way back to the end of the reser­voir.

As the walk­ers ap­proached the end of the reser­voir the other group were also ar­riv­ing down the hill.

With all the walk­ers re­united every­body headed back along the banks of the reser­voir and for­tu­nately the rain had come to noth­ing.

Be­fore long the sun came out and the walk­ers en­joyed nice sun­shine as they made their way back to the car park.

In fact, the weather was so nice the walk­ers en­joyed their so­cial time in the gar­den of the Flot­ter­stone Inn be­fore mak­ing their jour­ney home.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Walk­ing Group, in­clud­ing full de­tails of their pro­gramme of walks visit the Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church web­site at www.cam­bus­lang­parishchurch.org. uk, look un­der or­gan­i­sa­tions and then se­lect walk­ing group.

Top of the hill The group trav­elled to the Pent­land Hills for their lat­est walk

Walk this way Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church’s walk­ing group

A quick break The group paused for a short breather

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