Saturday, 14 June 2014

ADRC Glasgow city centre to Milngavie. June 2014

Group met at Glasgow Central Station

old Renfrew ferry

memorial to the Cheapside fire disaster

What a lovely river scene

new Hydro music centre

P.S. Waverley berthed at Glasgow science centre

an unusual seat at the transport museum

A great wee train for the kids.

I was in one of them as a guest of the police

Kelvingrove art galleries

These are snow gates! (see text)

Entertainment in the park

Having a break at  an old mill.

From city to the open countryside

Some of the paths were a wee bit muddy

Todays fine group
On Saturday June 14 ADRC met at Central station in Glasgow for a 14 mile walk from the city to Milngavie . It was a warm humid day as 25 walkers made their way down Hope Street to the River Clyde and onto Glasgows transport museum where we took a path alongside the River Kelvin. It was at this point our leader stopped us on a bridge over the river to point out the snow gates and could anyone guess why they were so called. The answer is a good few years ago council workers would load snow off the roads onto lorries which then drove on to the bridge and tipped their load into the river. If you look closely at the photo you will see that a concrete plinth was built to stop the lorry from going too far thus preventing any accidents. Passing along the river we passed Maryhill before arriving at the West of Scotland Science Park on the outskirts of Bearsden. Here the walk took a wee twist as we had all been enjoying hard roads or well maintained tracks all this was to change into muddy wet nettle infested paths but as our leader said we now had got rid of the cyclists that had whizzed by us on the city stretch of the walk. The going got quite tough particularly in the heat of the day before we stopped for a lunch in a nice open area on the side of the river. The last 6 miles were on wooded overgrown tracks of the Allander Way before we all arrived at Milngavie railway station for the train back to the city. A great walk in the warm conditions full of information from our leader who had put a lot of hard work into working out the route which had several junctions with no visible signage of directions. Many thanks to him and all who took part today to make it another memorable day out in rather unfamiliar surroundings.

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