Dunfermline and West Fife Ramblers

Group name: Dunfermline and West Fife Ramblers

This group is a part of Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area.

Telephone:
01383 728132

Anyone is welcome to come and try one of our walks. We feel sure you will then be keen to join the Ramblers and enjoy our company regularly.

Walks are organised every two weeks, either Saturday or Sunday, in addition to occasional mid-week walks. In the summer programme, evening walks of 2-3 hours are scheduled during the week.

We walk throughout the year, with a varied programme, ranging from leisurely, often local routes, to more demanding mountain and moorland walking. All walks are graded and distance and ascent are given in the walk description to enable you choose one that suits your ability. For your first walk with us you are advised to choose one that might be "too easy" rather than overstretch yourself.

Dog walkers are welcome.  While it's our group policy that walks are dog friendly, unless otherwise stated, please contact the walk leader beforehand to ensure the walk is suitable

We meet in the Leys Park Road Car Park, central Dunfermline, and practice car-sharing to travel to the start of walks. It is advisable to check the Ramblers Scotland website before joining any walk, in case of any last-minute changes. For walks that are some distance from Dunfermline, and for all hillwalks (usually B+ and A grades), please contact the leader directly beforehand.

Group Committee 2017-18

Chairman/Webmaster                        Grant Robertson

Treasurer                                           Alan Paul 

Secretary/Membership Secretary     Alan McGuckin

Assistant Secretary                          Jean Barclay

Walks Programme Co-ordinator      Alan Paul

Committee Members                      Jean Barclay, Olive Inglis, Maureen Paul, Anne Laird,

                                                       Linda Moyes

Footpath & Access Contact             Linda Moyes


! NEWS !

Spring Weekend Meet

DUNOON, from 29th - 31st March

Yes!  - those who visited Arran last October enjoyed the call of the west and the Clyde so much, not to mention the ferry shenanigans, that we are intending to head for the main town on the Cowal peninsula. Note that last word ... as Dunoon can be reached by road as well as ferry. Research via our internet friend, google Maps, has revealed that a car journey should take 2 hours 34 minutes (110 miles) via the infamous Rest and Be Thankful route through the "Arrochar Alps". Car and ferry, via Glasgow, the M8 and Gourock, is a 73 mile journey, taking 2 hours 13 minutes.

Cowal is a surprisingly hilly and mountainous area, with numerous sea lochs, indented coastline, well-forested interior, and the superb Benmore Gardens (owned and managed by the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh). The Cowal and Loch Lomond Way runs from Portavadie on Loch Fyne to Inveruglas on Loch Lomond and is reckoned to be one of Scotland's most scenic long distance routes. Of course, don't forget going "Doon the Watter" to Dunoon and Tighnabruaich is still a popular pastime.

Dunoon remains an attractive and interesting resort town, with several hotels and many B&B. If you are thinking of joining this weekend away, it would be best to start looking at accommodation soon. See:

https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/dunoon

https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/dunoon-p234961

http://visitcowal.co.uk/

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/cowal.shtml