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Programme of January Walks

Date 2018

Grade

Title and Description

Saturday

6th

January

C+

Tom na h-Airdh from Kidston Park, Helensburgh (Photo 1173)(1174)

To bring in the New Year, this is a local circular walk using a few different paths to our previous ascents. We follow the tracks up to the reservoirs above Rhu and reach the summit of Tom na h-Airdh through the fire break to the west of the summit. Return through the Highlandman’s Wood and Duchess Woods.

Terrain: Minor roads, forest tracks, hill paths and open hillside which is steep and boggy in places.

Distance: 12 km, duration 4 hrs, total ascent 440m to max. ht 354m.

Start point: Kidston Park (Cairndhu Point) car park.
Distance / time from Helensburgh: 1 miles / 5mins

OS Map 56 / Explorer 347/OL38, Grid ref: NS 279829.

Sunday

7th

January

C+

Coilessan Events car park to Disused Structure on Loch Long (Photo 1175)(1176)

Circular walk on forestry tracks from Coilessan Events car park to the disused structure on Loch Long opposite Glenmallon Jetty (NS 243 971).

Terrain: Forestry tracks, one small wash-out to negotiate. .

Distance: 10˝ km, duration 4 hrs, total ascent 160 m to max. ht. 151 m.

Start point: Coilessan Events car park.
Distance / time from Helensburgh:  25miles / 45mins.

OS Map 56 / Explorer 364/OL39, Grid ref: NN 258011.

Sunday

14th

January

C+  

Bowling to Balloch (Photo 1177)

A fairly flat and level walk along the cycle path with views over the River Clyde and Dumbarton Castle and the River Leven.

Terrain: Mostly cycle path and some footpath.

Distance: 15 km, duration 5 hrs, total ascent Small to max ht. Low level walk.

Start point: Car park beside Sweeney’s boat yard, Balloch. THIS WALK REQUIRES A TRAIN FARE FROM BALLOCH TO BOWLING.
Distance / time from Helensburgh: 8miles / 20mins

OS Map 63 / Explorer 347/OL38, Grid ref: NS 389820.

Sunday

21st

January

C  

Milngavie Circular (Photo 1178)

Starting at the West Highland Way obelisk, the walk is a mixture of walking along streets and tracks in green spaces including Lennox Park, Craigdhu Wedge, Kilmardinny Loch, West Highland Way and Allander Park.

Terrain: Tarmac and tracks with a bit of mud in places.

Distance: 10 km, duration 4 hrs, total ascent neglegible to max ht . 85m.

Start point: Car park first left after Ellangowan Road. No charge.
Distance / time from Helensburgh: 20miles / 45mins

OS Map 64 / Explorer 348, Grid ref: NS 554744.

Saturday

27th

January

C+

Rosneath Peninsula Ridge Walk (Photo 1179)

Linear walk from Peaton Hill to Kilcreggan. Fine views over Loch Long, the Gare Loch and the Firth of Clyde.

Terrain: 1km tarmac road, then forest track.

Distance: 11 km, duration 4 hrs, total ascent 220m to max. ht 200m.

Start point: Car park Kilcreggan Pier. 10:30 bus to Ardpeaton. THE WALK REQUIRES A BUS FARE FROM KILCREGGAN TO ARDPEATON.
Distance / time from Helensburgh: 16miles / 35mins

OS Map 63 / Explorer 347 / OL38, Grid ref: NS 241804.

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