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Dumfries and District Ramblers

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DateMeetStartTitleDistanceGradeContact
Tuesday, 26th June
6:45pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7:10pm at Car park in Lochmaben
NY081827 / DG11 1PP
Walk from Lochmaben to Marlake returning via Castle Loch. Paths and minor roads4mile / 6.4kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Eric
07966834975
Sunday, 1st July
8:55am at Brooms Road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:30am at Shawhead
NX870759 / DG2 9SL
Over doon Hill, the site of a bronze age fort, to Threepneuk and back via Old Cluden. Mainly paths, tracks, fields and a bit of road walking6mile / 9.7kmModerate
C
Leader
Dai
01387 760203
Wednesday, 4th July
6:45pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7:15pm at Auldgirth
NX913865 / DG2 0XG
Sustained but suitably "C" paced ascent to the fort via minor road, forest track and open farmland. 360 panoramic view and snack break at the summit. Steady descent to finnish at the Auldgirth Inn.3.5mile / 5.6kmModerate
B
Leader
Dave
01387 261977
Saturday, 7th July
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10am at Newcastleton
NY482875 / TD9 0QD
Cicular walk from Newcastleton past Dykecrofts Farm and on to the old Castleton churchyard. Just beyond is Liddel Castle and a stone pillar which marks the last visible remains of the old village of Castleton. Good paths and minor roads.6mile / 9.7kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Terry
01387 256373
Sunday, 8th July
8am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:20am at Glenridding
NY385169 / CA11 0PZ
A cicular walk from Glenridding taking in Glenridding Beck, Red Tarn, Helvellyn,Striding Edga and Birk Moor. Parking charges.8mile / 12.9kmStrenuous
A
Leader
Tom
01387 268513
Tuesday, 10th July
6:45pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7:20pm at Threave Garden car park
NX754607 / DG7 1RX
Farm tracks and woodland areas with view of Ospreys nest4mile / 6.4kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Marion G
01387 254334
Sunday, 15th July
8am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:30am at Bruce's Stone
NX416804 / DG8 6SU
From Bruces Stone , Gairland burn to Snibe Hill. Along the ridge to Craignaw and the Devil's Bowling Green returning by either Rig of Loch Enoch or the Buchan Burn10mile / 16.1kmStrenuous
A
Leader
John
01387 270153
Wednesday, 18th July
6:45pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
7:15pm at Dalbeattie
NX821607 / DG5 4LZ
From Criagnair Bridge, Dalbeattie. Through Ramshaw Wood and round Munchies Hill on paths, forest tracks and some road.4.5mile / 7.2kmLeisurely
C+
Leader
Stuart
07729 409948
Saturday, 21st July
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:30am at Forrest Lodge
NX551862 / DG7 3XS
From Forrest Lodge up Corserine and south along the Rhinns to Meikle Millyea. Tracks paths, grass and rough sections. Magnificent if clear.11mile / 17.7kmStrenuous
A
Leader
Stuart
07729 409948
Sunday, 22nd July
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:20am at Yarowwford
NT409300 / TD7 5NA
Circular walk taking in Minchmoor Road , Wallace's Trench, Brown Knowe, Broomy Law, three Bretheren and Broad Meadows8.5mile / 13.7kmModerate
C+
Leader
Bill
01387 269693
Tuesday, 24th July
6:30pm at Brooms road car park
NX975758 /
7pm at Ellisland Farm
NX929838 /
Picturesque evening ramble along Nith. Home made goodies , tea/coffee and meet the custodian in Burn's 18th century Barn. ( Cost of supper 5.00 per head)3.5mile / 5.6kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Marion G
01387 254334
Saturday, 28th July
10am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:30am at Glencaple
NX995687 / DG1 4QY
A gentle walk from Glencaple on country lanes, farm tracks and a section of overgrown track that will be muddy. Good views to the east, then the south, the west and finally the north. The post walk lunch is the annual BBQ. See Notice Board.4mile / 6.4kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Stuart
07729 409948
Saturday, 4th August
9am at Brooms Road Car Park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10am at Canonbie
NY393764 / DG14 0UX
From Canonbie, gentle walk on grassy tracks, minor roads and disused railway along Esk and Liddel Water.8.5mile / 13.7kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Marion G
01387 254334
Sunday, 5th August
9am at Brooms road Car Park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10am at Anwoth church
NX582559 / DG7 2EL
Route will involve track, unpathed hillside with heather, field and woodland path10mile / 16.1kmModerate
B
Leader
John
01387 270153
Saturday, 11th August
8am at Brooms Road Car Park
NX975758 /
9:30am at Innerleithen
NT332370 /
The highest hill in the Moorfoots. Start at Innerleithen and walk along the Tweed to Walkerburn, then climb via Cairn hill and Scawd Law to the summit. Return over Glede Knowe, Priesthope Hill, Kirnie Law and finally the local viewpoint of Pim Hill Fort. Paths, tracks and open hillside.14mile / 22.5kmStrenuous
A
Leader
Stuart
07729 409948
Saturday, 18th August
9am at Brooms Road Car Park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:30am at Annan Riverside Car Park
NY192665 / DG12 6AD
A riverside walk along the banks of the River Annan to Brydekirk and back along the opposite side6.5mile / 10.5kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Peter
01387 320519
Sunday, 19th August
8am at Brooms Road Car Park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10am at Dungeon Ghyll car park
NY286061 / LA22 9JY
Lake District Paths, steep ascent and descent with some easy scambling.NT car parking10mile / 16.1kmStrenuous
A
Leader
Tom
01387 268513
Sunday, 26th August
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:15am at Eskdalemuir
NY255977 / DG13 0QH
A ramble to the east of Eskdalemuir on tracks and open hillside returning on the route of a Roman road and passing the Raeburnfoot fort. Optional afternoon visit to Samye Ling for their open day and tea party from 2.00pm. ( Subject to car sharing)6mile / 9.7kmModerate
C+
Leader
Ken
07926 068934
Saturday, 1st September
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10am at Slaggyford
NY678525 / CA8 7NH
Start from Slaggyford on A689 between Brampton and Alston. The walk travels up and down the River South Tyne valley using the Pennine Way and the South Tyne Trail in an area of outstanding beauty.9mile / 14.5kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Bill
01387 269693
Sunday, 2nd September
8am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 /
9:45am at Ambleside
NY374043 /
Classic Wainwright walk including Low Pike, Dove Crag, great Rigg and Heron Pike. Parking charge.11mile / 17.7kmStrenuous
A
Leader
Tom
01387 268513
Saturday, 8th September
7am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:15am at End of minor road above Coniston
SD289970 / LA21 8HD
A serious undertaking with a steep and difficult ascent from Goats Water to Dow Crag. Then along to Swirl How and Wetherlam and back via Crook Beck. Make sure you have plenty of food and water for a long day.10mile / 16.1kmStrenuous
A
Leader
Tom
01387 268513
Saturday, 15th September
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:30am at Closeburn
NX903922 / DG3 5HP
A cicular walk on minor roads, farm tracks, paths and fields to the north of Closeburn Church. The highlight being the intimate yet spectacular passage through Crichope Linn.8mile / 12.9kmModerate
C+
Leader
Dave
01387 261977
Sunday, 16th September
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:45am at Moniaive
NX779910 / DG3 4HJ
A cicular walk from Moniaive to Auchengibbert Hill by way of Bardennoch Hill and Tynron. return via Mid Hill, Crystal Knowes, Tynron Doon, Aird Loch, Tynron, Dalmakerran and Dunreggan Brae. Mixture of road, tracks, forest path and open hillside. Tussocky and boggy in places.11mile / 17.7kmStrenuous
B
Leader
Isabel
01387 721704
Saturday, 29th September
10am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10:30am at Lochmaben Kirk Loch parking
NY080824 / DG11 1NZ
From Kirk Loch Lochmaben passing the old motte and bailey the visiting Lochmaben Castle and a bird hide. Very easy walking on tracks and paths. Lunch afterwards at the Crown Hotel (Lochmaben) which has a varied and reasonably priced menu.4mile / 6.4kmEasy
C
Leader
Stuart
07729 409948
Saturday, 6th October
8am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9am at Glenochar on A702
NS950137 / ML12 6RL
From Glenochar to Pedon Head, returning via Dun Law, White Law and Lousie Wood Law. Tracks and open hillside with some steep climbs.10mile / 16.1kmStrenuous
B+
Leader
Terry
01387 256373
Sunday, 7th October
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10am at Brighouse Bay car park
NX633457 / DG6 4TU
A figure of eight walk via paths, tracks, coastal cliffs and open fields. The morning western loop will start and finish at Brighouse Bay where lunch will be taken. The eastern loop to Ross Bay will be completed in the afternoon. Anyone wishing to opt out at the lunch break would need to arrange their transport prior to leaving Brooms Road.7mile / 11.3kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Dai
01387 760203
Saturday, 13th October
8am at Brooms Road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9am at Parking area on A708 at County boundary
NT203161 / TD7 5LJ
From Birkhill Cottage to Herman Law, Trowgrain Middle, Andrewhinney Hill ,Bell Craig and Bodesbeck Law. Returning by the same route.11mile / 17.7kmStrenuous
A
Leader
Tom
01387 268513
Saturday, 20th October
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 /
10:15am at Adamson Square Creetown
NX475586 /
Circular walk incorporating face of Larghill, Fell Hill and Standing Stone of Bagbie. Tracks, roads and open hillside. Muddy in places. Start at Adamson Square Creetown.7.5mile / 12.1kmLeisurely
C+
Leader
Isabel
01387 721704
Sunday, 21st October
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
9:50am at Parking at Wamphraygate
NY121962 / DG10 9NJ
Varied walk involving woodland, minor road, open hillside and forest track.9mile / 14.5kmModerate
B
Leader
John
01387 270153
Sunday, 28th October
9am at Brooms road car park
NX975758 / DG1 2LA
10am at Forest car park off A713 at Polmaddie
NX592878 / DG7 3SY
A walk through the Castlemaddy woods finishing with a visit to the Polmaddy fermtoun. Forest tracks and paths.Dundeugh Wood (C/4/300) ( an optional extension subject to car sharing arrangements) A walk through Dundeugh Wood on forest tracks that border Kendoon Loch and the Water of Deugh.5mile / 8.1kmLeisurely
C
Leader
Stuart
07729 409948

 

 

 

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