Sunday 23rd. Broughton Heights and Trahenna Hill

The eagle eyed among you may notice a slight change to the advertised walk. We will going on a circular walk from the village of Broughton – slightly shorter (in view of the unsettled weather forecasts) and no need to shuffle cars around.
Broughton Heights and Trahenna Hill.
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/borders/broughton-heights.shtml
Broughton Heights is the highest of the fine range of hills lying to the east of the village. With grassy ridges and steep heathery slopes, the hills gives some superb views (weather permitting). This route takes in Broughton Heights itself before returning over Hammer Head to take in Trahenna Hill.
We start from the Walkers’ car park at end of the track past Broughton Place. Walkers are permitted to drive up the private track, passing the castle at Broughton Place, to reach a car park by an old cottage at NT 119374.
The Google Maps link is:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/55%C2%B037’21.4%22N+3%C2%B023’57.8%22W/@55.5838861,-3.354079,11.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d55.6226!4d-3.3994
Let’s meet at 10.00 for 10.30 which should give anyone travelling from Edinburgh a bit of a long lie.

Sunday 9th Feb – Fife Coastal Walk – Lower Largo to St Monans

This Sunday we’re walking from Lower Largo to St Monans, This section of the Fife Coast Path starts with a long beach covered in shells, and then passes a nature reserve popular with birdwatchers, before rounding Kincraig Head on high cliffs. Elie provides a pretty stopping point and from there the coast is attractive, passing the ruins of a clifftop castle before reaching St. Monans.

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/largo-st-monans.shtml

The famous (infamous) chain walk is just before Elie. Unfortunately the tides don’t look to be in favour of those brave souls wanting to have a go but we can always have a careful look.

 

The walk should take about 4 hours so let’s meet at the car park in Lower Largo for a leisurely start of 10.30 for 11.00. As always the weather will be unpredictable but the only thing we can be sure of is that there will be a cool (cold) wind – so a good windproof jacket will be essential.