Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside

Area name: Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside

Our areas help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Areas help look after paths and green spaces, open up new places to explore and act as the leading voice on walking matters near you. They also support our local groups to organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Forth Valley, Fife and Tayside Area, formerly Central, Fife & Tayside Area, has 14 Groups and, at the most recent count, around 1,400 members. Geographically, it is quite widely scattered. From the upper Forth valley, represented by the Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannan Group, our Area stretches eastwards to cover the whole of Fife where there are five Groups (Dunfermline & West Fife; Dalgety Bay; Kirkcaldy; Glenrothes; St Andrews and NE Fife). It then extends across the Tay to Perth, Dundee and Broughty Ferry which each have a Group. Further into Tayside, almost at its northern edge, there are another three Groups at Blairgowrie, Brechin and Forfar, while the Strathtay Group, centred round Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, is right at the heart of some of Perthshire's most magnificent scenery. South of Perth and westwards from the M90, the Kinross and Ochil Group, which takes in the towns and villages situated along the line of the Ochil Hills, covers another ideal walking location. One advantage of such a widespread Area is that it is able to provide a great variety of memorable and enjoyable walks. There are plenty of possibilities with something to suit every walker. There are undemanding walks on one of the coastal paths or inland through attractive and largely unspoilt scenery. If something more demanding is required, the Lomond Hills in Fife or the Ochils beyond Stirling might be the answer, while anyone looking for a strenuous and challenging outing would certainly enjoy the opportunities provided by the Perthshire Highlands or the Angus Glens. Given the nature of the Area, it is not always easy to keep all 14 Groups in touch with what is going on. The Area Executive meets regularly, but an annual Open Day, which follows on from the Area AGM, allows ordinary members from all the different Groups to meet socially and informally and join in talks and discussions on topics of interest. However, our main method of communication is an Area Joint Programme, published twice a year in April and October. Along with other information, it lists all the walks of all the Groups. This enables any member to walk with any Group and since you are not restricted to the programme of one particular Group, there are many more walks available to you. Also, all our walks are listed on the Ramblers web site at www.ramblers.org.uk/walksfinder. For further information, contact the Area Secretary, Ben Douglas, 17 Longhill Gardens, Dalgety Bay, Fife, KY11 9SG. Tel: 01383 822715. E-mail: bendoug@tiscali.co.uk And finally, any Rambler who comes as a visitor to our Area can be sure of being made most welcome.

Groups in this area

Blairgowrie & District

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Brechin

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Broughty Ferry

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Dalgety Bay & District

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Dundee & District

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Dunfermline and West Fife Ramblers

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Forfar & District

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Glenrothes

Based in central Fife, the club likes to be known as "the friendly club". There are short walks every Thursday and longer walks most weekends.

Kinross & Ochil

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Kirkcaldy

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Perth & District

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

St Andrews & North East Fife

The Group takes its members from half the landward area of Fife, with members from the foot of the Lomonds to St. Andrews and from Levenmouth to Newport-on-Tay. It now has 190 members, 20-30 can be expected on an average walk and walks are held ...

Stirling, Falkirk & District

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Strathtay

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.