The Kelpies - 7 November
St Leonards Ramblers stayed closer to home for their latest outing. A garden centre near Cumbernauld was the stop for morning coffee etc. and a fifteen minute coach ride from there, took them to Haggs and the northern bank of the Forth and Clyde canal.
It was here that the high walkers began their eight and a half mile walk along the canal tow path to finish at The Kelpies. The low group started a couple of miles closer to the same destination at Bonnybridge.
Along the way, both groups stopped at the Falkirk Wheel to admire the construction, to take shelter from the elements and enjoy refreshments in the visitor centre. Unfortunately, for the first time in many months, the walkers had to endure relentless heavy rain for the entire duration of their walks. On arrival at the Kelpies however, the rain relented and after changing out of wet gear, some time was spent admiring “Duke” and “Baron” and browsing the newly opened visitor centre.
Before the return trip to East Kilbride, an hour or two was spent socially in Falkirk. The club’s next walk which will be the last before the popular Christmas walk sees the members trek along the southern shore of the Firth of Forth from Bo’ness to and across the road bridge to North Queensferry.