Group name: Dunfermline and West Fife Ramblers
This group is a part of Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area.
As of 12th August 2021, Ramblers Scotland has stated that group walks can take place throughout Scotland and the UK, in groups of any size. However, we all need to continue to take extra steps to stay safe. All walks will be risk assessed according to SportScotland and Ramblers guidelines. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. Car sharing is still not encouraged so the meeting point will continue to be at the start of the walk
. However, if you need to share a private vehicle or car with anyone from another household, please follow Transport Scotland's advice on how to do so safely. Public transport, taxis and private hire coaches are permitted, provided relevant guidance is followed.
All places on walks must be booked in advance. A maximum number of persons will be allowed on any walk. The exact number will be determined by the leader according to the specific risk assessment. Under most circumstances, walks will be kept to a maximum of 15 walkers. Details on booking each walk will be included in the walk description. If you would like to join a walk, please book a place by contacting the walk leader by telephone or text on the number provided. Should the number of walkers exceed the maximum allowed, a reserve list will be held. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so that someone else can take your place. Please do not turn up for a walk without booking. We will only use contact information you provide to get in touch about the walk, or to share if requested with NHS Test and Trace.
Guest non-members are 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 may be 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.
In normal times, we meet in the Leys Park Road car park, central Dunfermline, and practice car-sharing to travel to the start of walks. However, please see above for COVID-19 restrictions. 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 2019-21
Chairman/Webmaster Grant Robertson
Treasurer Alan Paul
Secretary/Membership Secretary Alan McGuckin
Assistant Secretary Anne Laird
Walks Programme Co-ordinator Alan Paul
Committee Members Jean Barclay, Olive Inglis, Maureen Paul, Anne Laird,
Footpath & Access Contact Grant Robertson