Future Events

One of the features of the Group, much appreciated by members, is the extensive social programme. This runs throughout the year with a different balance of activities during Winter and Summer.

Kirkintilloch Treasure Trail

Tuesday 13th August,2019
Following last year’s very successful treasure trail around Milngavie, we will do a similar trail around Kirkintilloch, but this year it will just be for fun – no prizes – and will take place in the afternoon! We will meet in the Tesco car park, behind Cowgate, from 1.30pm and finish up with coffee in Alessio’s Café in Cowgate, where we will have a de-brief. The cost for this is only £1 per person (please bring on the day). Booking opens on 2 July. Email your team with names of up to 6 max on a new booking form to Sheila Crawford (crawford_sheila@hotmail.com) or send them on a new booking form to Sheila Crawford. There will be a max of 7 teams and we will allocate you to a team if you don’t have one. The staggered start times will be emailed nearer the day.

Rambler-guided Glasgow City Centre Heritage Walk

Friday 27th September, 2019
Following the successful walk around the West End in April, this walk will start, where we will meet, at the entrance to Bridgeton Train station at 10.00am, and cover Glasgow Green, Richmond Park, the Eastern Necropolis and Saltmarket, finishing at Argyle St Train station. The walk should last about 2.5 hours with lots of opportunity for a coffee en route! There is no cost and booking opens on 15 August. Please email a new booking form to crawford_sheila@hotmail.com or send a new booking form to Sheila Crawford.

Behind the scenes tour of the Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow

Thursday 10th October
Join us for a guided tour of what is one of the biggest public libraries in Europe. We will get to areas in the library that you didn’t know existed and learn a lot about this wonderful freely accessible-for-all Glasgow resource. Tea and coffee will be available afterwards in the downstairs café. Please meet inside the entrance at 10.15am and the tour should last approx. 1.5hours, starting at 10.30am. There is no cost for this tour and the booking opens on 29 August. Please email a new booking form to crawford_sheila@hotmail.com or send a new booking form to Sheila Crawford.

Group Annual General Meeting

Friday 8th November
Venue: Fraser of Allander Centre, Milngavie Town Centre
Time: 19:00 for 19:30
The AGM will be followed by a talk given by our own member Peter Bartos on his ‘Ascent of Mt Wilhelm, the highest mountain in Papua New Guinea’. Refreshments will be provided. We need your committee nominations by 25 October – cut out your nomination forms from page 13 of this programme and send to Secretary Phil McElroy.

Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers and Hillwalkers
Hf Holidays – Monk Coniston in Coniston, Cumbria

Posted 16/07/2019

This holiday is now FULL
To add your name to the waiting list please email sueswinson@btinternet.com

Dates:​​       Saturday 30 May returning Tuesday 02 June 2020
Cost:​​         £285 ​(3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast. 2 x packed lunches, two full days walking, walk leaders and coach transport)

Description: We have exclusive use of the National Trust owned Gothic style house! Public areas include a conservatory & bar, large lounge and the barn suitable for a ceilidh or two.

Accommodation is in the Main House, the Walkers Cottage and the Counting House (just across the courtyard). All rooms are ensuite and of varying sizes and layouts, they will be allocated in order of booking.

Walk leaders are provided by Hf and they will offer a choice of three walks on each of the two walking days. Walking areas will be chosen from the Coniston, Langdale, Grasmere and Ambleside area.