Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Cunninghame ramblers bus trip to Dunkeld. May 2015

First of all apologies for no captions on the above photos as I was unable to attend the outing due to Gastroenteritis food poisoning to you and me.I have ben asked to prepare a blog of the outing and my thanks to all members who contributed to make this possible especially the deerstalkers for her written contribution.

On Saturday, 25th April, 46 ramblers made their way by coach to Dunkeld for the Cunninghame annual outing. Contrary to the forecast, the weather was set fair for the day when we arrived. We split into two groups, the C+ group made its way through the Atholl Forest paths to see the Ospreys at the Loch of the Lowes. Our knowledgeable twitcher was able to point out the local birds and other wildlife. Time was available to explore Dunkeld and its many attractions before making our way along the pleasant River Tay path where Miss Piggy was pleased to view the sewage works.

The B+ group kept a very fast pace to complete the 15 mile circuit of Deuchary Hill, Loch Ordie and Mill Dam paths in just over six hours, enjoying the beautiful views of Perthshire from the top of the hill.

The day was rounded off by drinks in the Royal Dunkeld Hotel followed by an excellent high tea before the travellers made their way home.

All thanks go to Andy, Fiona, Mike and Isabel for leading the walks on a very enjoyable day out.

From the Deerstalker - as your usual blogger is on sick leave this week. We missed you, Gordon.

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