Saturday, 12 May 2018
Meeting time: 9:35
Start time: 10:40
Leisurely 6 miles / 9.7 km
Now's the day and now's the hour to join this walk, starting from the National Trust for Scotland's Battle of Bannockburn Centre. We will follow the Bannock Burn, view the Bannockburn Falls, visit the village of Bannockburn, and pass the site where it is believed the Battle of Bannockburn took place in 1314. Our route will take us across a footbridge at Milton Ford, used by every army heading north from Roman to Jacobite times, over the 15th century Spittal's Bridge and under the railway at the “Thunder Bridge”. Other features will include the impressive Telford's Bridge, the Yellow Hill and St. Ninian's. When we arrive back at the Battle of Bannockburn Centre, walkers can choose to visit the exhibition (charge for non-members of NTS) and/or have lunch at the café, before returning to Glasgow. English people are very welcome to join the walk, and won't be sent homeward to think again, but don't mention the War (of Independence)!
Meet at the Travel Information Board, Buchanan Bus station.
We will take the 9.50 am Scottish Citylink M8 Dundee bus to Whins of Milton.
Please note the additional details.
Grid reference: NS591658
Meeting time: 09:35
Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Whins of Milton, Stirling.
Start time: 10:40
This is a circular walk
The 9.50 bus may be busy, so:
Those who are able to travel by car are asked to do so, to minimise the number who need to travel by bus. There is ample car parking available at the Bannockburn Heritage Centre, which is on the A872 at Whins of Milton (if you are using a satnav, enter postcode FK7 0LJ).
Those intending to travel by bus, make sure you arrive early.
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.