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Introductory Walk
Members of the committee welcomed 18 walkers on an introductory walk to Kinnoull Hill and Milkboys Walk on Saturday 18 June.  The intention was to encourage walkers to consider joining Ramblers to extend their walking opportunities and meet new friends.  Trevor Abell led the walk from the railway bridge across the Tay to climb Kinnoull Hill via Barnhill.  We then passed the folly, descended to Jubilee car park and climbed up through the arboretum to reach the Coronation Road.  We followed this down towards Scone and picked up Milkboys Walk to return to town.
The group comprised walkers of a range of abilities but everyone got on well and we hope that the venture may yield some new faces for Perth Ramblers.
Midweek Break with Dundee Ramblers
3 NIghts at The Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club 12th - 15th October 2022.   Twin rooms still available for 2 people sharing. There is an opportunity to join Dundee Ramblers on a Midweek Break, and enjoy a few days away. The break will have walks suitable for all levels of walkers, social activities and you can also make use of the leisure facilities at the hotel.
Jarka has negotiated a great rate at the Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club for 3 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast of £54 per person per night (3 nights £162) .
 
TO BOOK  ( No deposit)
There are 5 twin rooms for 2 people sharing still available. Unfortunately, there are no single rooms available.
If you are willing to share with somebody then please email Jarka ( if you have somebody you wish to share with, please provide both names ) otherwise Jarka can hopefully pair you with somebody else who is willing to share.
Please Email Jarka jp1093@googlemail.com
Contact name: Jarka Polednova
Contact telephone: 07792 859395
 
DETAILS OF BREAK
Date : 12 October 2022 to 15 October 2022
Location : The Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club (NN116748)
Organiser: Dundee & District

 How to pay – Bank Transfer quoting  Fort William in the reference (by 8th September) to:

Name on Account: The Ramblers Association CF5

Name of bank:  Unity Trust Bank

Sort Code: 60 83 01    Account Number: 20147998

HOTEL Address
The Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club
North Road
Fort William
Highland
PH33 6TG
Tayside Young Ramblers - Pub Quiz
 
The Tayside Young  Ramblers have reached a membership of 100 and to celebrate are organising a Pub Quiz, to which our group had been invited. It will take place at the Braes Pub on the Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4LN  on the Saturday 2nd July from 7pm. 
The proposal would be to have teams of 4 and to charge participants £10 each to cover room hire and the various cash prizes.
Those interested should contact the group’s Walk Coordinator and also the Quizmaster - Gareth Vaughan https://www.meetup.com/tayside-young-walkers/events/285343012/.    Also his number is  07714 418650 if any queries.

Day trip to Aviemore

27 members and spouses left Broxden P&R at 8:15 for a coach ride to Aviemore.   23 walkers were dropped off at Coylumbridge while the remainder went on to spend the day in Aviemore.  The walkers had a choice of two routes through the Rothiemurchus Forest to Loch an Eilean and then on to Inverdruie and Aviemore.  The longer route did a circuit of Loch and Eilean while the shorter walk cut across the northern end of the loch.  Both groups arrived back in Aviemore with ample time for shopping, a cup of tea (and cake) or ice cream.   We left Aviemore just before 4:00pm to arrive back in Perth at 5:20.  The weather was very kind to us and everyone had a great day out.

Reports and pictures from the walks can be seen here.


 Winter Lunch

30 members enjoyed a convivial lunch at the Royal George Hotel, Perth on Wednesday 9 March.  It was the first opportunity we have had for a social occasion since our last Christmas lunch in 2019 and it was super to renew some acquaintances and enjoy good food.  Unfortunately, Paula Bowman, who had been responsible for the organisation of the meal and liaising with the hotel had received a positive COVID test result that morning and was therefore unable to attend.  We all signed a card to send to her thanking her and sending our good wishes.Ramblers lunching at the Royal George, Perth Ramblers lunching at the Royal George, Perth Ramblers lunching at the Royal George, Perth Ramblers lunching at the Royal George, Perth


Perth & District Ramblers AGM

The Perth & District group AGM was held on Tuesday 9 November at the Perth Business Centre in Glasgow Road. It was a welcome return to a face to face AGM and 22 members attended.

Apart from the usual business of hearing officers' reports and electing committee members there was a slide show of photos taken on our walks during the past (slightly interrupted year).  Refreshments were served and there was ample time for chatting and catching up with news in an indoor environment for a change.  Grateful thanks to Paula Bowman and Cathy Creedican for organising the food and drinks.

Away 'weekend' to Northumberland

20 members enjoyed a long weekend in Northumberland from Friday 17 September 2021 to Tuesday 21 September.  We stayed at The Swan Hotel in Alnwick and walks and outings took place around Bamburgh, Craster, Kirknewton and Holy Island.  More details and photos are posted here.  Many thanks to Paula Bowman who did a great job planning and liaising with the hotel during several postponements.  Thanks also to Cathy Creedican and Tom Reid who researched and led walks.


Group led walks
With the demise (at least for the time being) of the Area programme, you will need to keep an eye on the green box on this page  for planned walks as they come on stream.  We are still operating a booking system as walk leaders may choose to limit numbers.


Return to group walking

The group celebrated the return to led walks with an easy 6 mile stroll around Burrelton on Monday 22 March - our first group outing of 2021.  14 walkers took part, including 5 new members who had joined the group over the past few months.  It was great to welcome a mix of familiar and new faces out in the Perthshire countryside again.


Memorial service for Roger Brickell

Perth Ramblers were well represented at a memorial service in celebration of the life of Roger Brickell at St. Columba's Chuch in Crieff on Tuesday 3 March 2020.

Roger had been a very active member of Perth Ramblers since moving permanently to Scotland in 2013, leading many walks and serving on the Committee.  He was also the Chairman of the Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area. However, his association with The Ramblers long pre-dated his move to Scotland.  Roger's son Andrew gave a moving eulogy attesting to Roger's full life.  He will be much missed!

Roger Brickell leading on East Lomond

Roger Brickell  1939-2020


PATH WORK BY PERTH RAMBLERS

Some members of the Perth & District Ramblers group recently spent a few sessions out in the fields near Guildtown, where we were installing sleeper bridges and clearing vegetation on the route of brand new core path which leads from that village down towards the Tay.Preparing the ground for a sleeper bridge

Installing a sleeper bridge  Members of Perth Ramblers installing sleeper bridge

We plan to be using this path on a group ramble in January, so you'll be able to admire our handiwork!


THE WALKING PARTNERSHIP

Perth & District Ramblers has just joined The Walking Partnership. This partnership, supported by RWH Travel Limited, provides direct financial contributions to local walking groups to help with organising group walks, encouraging people to get out walking, helping to clear and improve footpaths, providing equipment to help walkers etc. Over the past 65 years, the company has given many millions of pounds to assist walking charities and conservation projects in Britain and the countries they visit on their worldwide holidays. Now we can benefit.

RWH Travel Limited operates group walking and activity holidays in the UK and all around the world. Each holiday is accompanied by a qualified leader, so you can leave all the organising to them and just enjoy meeting like minded people. Walking holidays are graded according to preferences and abilities and there is a full range from sightseeing to hutting holidays. Take a look at their website and explore the full range of walking and experience holidays at www.rwhtravel.com, or give them a call on 01707 331133 for more details or to order a brochure.
 
Remember when you book to quote the name of our group, Perth & District Ramblers, and we will then receive a contribution of £10 per person on UK holidays, £20 per person on short haul holidays, and £30 per person on long haul holidays. This extra funding could really make a difference to us!
For more details, visit The Walking Partnership website at www.thewalkingpartnership.org.uk