Blog 2018

17th April 2018

Thursday Walk: 19th April 2018

The 9:45 bus from Guildford Sq to Ettrick Bay. Then the Drumachoy circuit at Ettrick Bay and finish at the tearooms. Bus back.


 

17th April 2018

The club banner is now in place.

Our new advertising banner

15th April 2018

Have you spotted the club's new advertising banner at the Rothesay ferry terminal yet?

Great dry walk on Saturday. With Pat, Janet, Liz, Jim A & Jim C.

Jim A, Janet & Liz

13th April 2018

Edinbeg Walk

Pat, Eddie, Peter, Janet and Jim C on a walk through Edinbeg Farm yesterday.

3rd April 2018

Thursday Walk 12th April

Jim is intending to investigate a way through Edinbeg Farm


 

3rd April 2018

Thursday Walk 5th April

Sorry folks there will be no walk this week.


 

3rd April 2018

Sheltering from the wind on the Moor rd

Another windy day, photo by Pat

30th March 2018

Thursday Recce walk

Jim C. led 5 hardy souls from Wemyss Bay to Cornlee,s visitor centre and back. A great day out!

This walk will be repeated Saturday 26th May as part of the Muirshiel walking festival.

The wild bunch

 

 

 


 

24th March 2018

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22nd March 2018

Pat and Janet exploring Suidhe and the south end this morning.

Janet after Brazner moss
Pat and Janet in the south end

 


 

18th March 2018

Walk Cancelled due to weather

Thursday Walk 22nd March

Jim C is intending doing a recce for a walk he hopes to lead during the Muirshield Country Park Walking Festival in May,

Meet Rothesay Ferry terminal for 8.40am ferry.  Walk to Cornalee visitor centre and return via Daff valley. Picnic lunch or dine at Trout Fishery cafe. 10 miles, after a long slow climb it levels out to become easy and flat and downhill on the way back. I'm sorry to miss it.

Pat


 

18th March 2018

Yesterday's Walk Ettrick Bay Circular

Doreen, Michael, Janet, Jim C., Margaret and Maureen
Sheltering from the wind at St Ninian's Bay

Pat took a couple of photos of yesterdays walk in high winds. We welcomed three non members on the trail.


 

14th March 2018

Tomorrows walk has been cancelled due to the weather.


 

14th March 2018

 

Version 4 of the poster

14th March 2018

A thank you from a non-member

"The non member found a very warm welcome and good company all through the day from Bute Ramblers. They were patient, generous and made him feel at home. They gave him all sorts of ideas for spending time on Bute. He found it a great way to enjoy a days walking in a new part of the country in the safe  hands of friendly locals."

George

13th March 2018

Thursday Walk 15th March

Jim C is intending doing a recce for a walk he hopes to lead during the Muirshield Country Park Walking Festival in May,

Meet Rothesay Ferry terminal for 8.40am ferry.  Walk to Cornalee visitor centre and return via Daff valley. Picnic lunch or dine at Trout Fishery cafe. 10 miles, after a long slow climb it levels out to become easy and flat and downhill on the way back. I'm sorry to miss it.

Pat


 

12th March 2018

Pat is designing a poster to put on the railings at Rothesay. Any thoughts let me know. Here are 3 ideas to start with.

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12th March 2018

Grant Moir, chief executive, Cairngorm National Park at Scottish Council 2018

Pat and Janet attending council in Aberdeen

 


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12th March 2018

Inveraray

Wendy lead Saturday's walk to Inveraray Jim C. and a non member joined her on the walk. It rained all the way there and after the walk, but the walk remained dry.

If anyone is interested on walking this Thursday 15th March can you contact jim C directly.

 


5th March 2018

No Walk this Thursday

 

Well done Jim C. for leading a walk through Skipper woods despite the snow and wind.


1st March 2018

This Saturday's walk has been cancelled.

Due to lying snow and the weather forecasted the walk will cancelled.

Margaret


28th February 2018

This Thursday's walk has been cancelled.

Jim suggests that the weather is only fit for Woolly  Mammoths and Bears. if you wish to walk brave it to Alex's café.


 

26th February 2018

Thursday Walk 1st March

Jim is hoping to recce a walk Wemyss Bay to Cornalees and back to Wemyss Bay though the woods to Blood Moss. The weather might turn so give Jim a ring on Wednesday if you intend coming. It will be the 8.40am ferry on Thursday.

 

Jim, Janet, Caroline, Liz and Patricia on Pat's Saturday walk to Kingarth. Photo Pat.


20th February 2018

Thursday Walk 22nd February

Sorry we are cancelling the walk to a later date as Pat is unavailable and the weather doesn't look too promising. 


18th February 2018

Ramblers AGM 10th & 11th March

Pat & Janet are representing Bute at this years AGM in Aberdeen. If any member has a point that needs raising please let us know and we will try and find the right person to ask.

 


18th February 2018

Thursday's Walk: 22nd February

Wemyss Bay to Cornalees visitor centre and return to Wemyss Bay through forest track to Blood moss.  8.40 am Ferry. Picnic/Café, 11 miles, moderate. Track will be muddy. Details contact Jim C


17th February 2018

Pat, Janet and Jim C. had a lovely day on the hills and caught the 2.20 pm bus back from Kingarth after refreshments.

 

View from Trig point

 


13th February 2018

Thursday Walk 14th February

Due to inclement weather Jim has cancelled this Thursday's walk.


12th February 2018

Saturday Walk 17th February

Jim A. is unable to lead this Saturday's walk so Pat has stepped in.

Meet at Guildford Sq. 9.45 bus to Mount Stuart. Through Cnocnicoll wood to Moor road, follow West Island Way to Kingarth Hotel via golf course and airfield.

9/10 Kilometers, easy but muddy. Best take a Picnic but we finish at a  pub. Chance of meeting cows on the pathway.


9th February 2018

Thursday Walk to Greenock via Dunrod Hill & Scroggy Bank

 

  Eddie, Jim, Caroline & Gordon. Photo Pat

Pat, Caroline, Jim, Gordon & Eddie. Photo by Laura.

Pat on Dunrod Hill. Photo Gordon.

Daff Reservoir. Photo Pat

3rd February 2018

Saturday Walk

Pat & Janet leaving Cnocnicol Woods

Pat, Janet and Laura leaving Cnocnicol woods


 

2nd February 2018

Warning

Walkers near the Birgadale Trig. Point have reported that they were attacked by a cow. The walkers were sitting on the bench when the incident happened. They had to jump over the bench to escape.


1st February 2018

Thursday Walk:   8th February

12 miles

"After having had a most agreeable Kelly Cut Walk a week last Saturday, the plan is that we do a variant of it. We catch the 8:40 am ferry to Wemyss Bay, follow the Kelly Cut thru to Cornalees, and after lunch at the cafe,, go on to Drumfrochar & Greenock via Dunrod Hill and Scroggy Bank, finishing in Weatherspoons, for those wanting further sustenance etc. It also gives me a chance to pick up my other boots from the cobblers."


 

21st January 2018

Wemyess Bay to Drumfrochar

Great walk yesterday with Jim C and Janet. Photos by Pat.

15th January 2018

West Island Way

Gordon, Susan and Pat at St Blane's

Saturday's walk lead by Gordon of the Southern loup of the West Island Way. Gordon, Susan and Pat.

7th January 2018

First walk 2018, photo Pat

Ellie joined the group for a taster walk, with Pat, Wendy and Janet.


 

 

 

3rd January 2018

Happy New Year to Everyone

Pat is leading this Saturday's walk 6th January. Discovery center 9.45 am Loch Fad circular.


 

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