Sunday, 27 February 2022

Biggar Ramblers did something very different recently enjoying an evening walk for the first time as a group. Starting from Falkirk FC, they crossed into the Helix park walking through the landscaped park area and onto a boardwalk edged with reeds at the side of the wetland. They stopped at the colourful and reflective giant ring installation, then crossed the canal and onward into the woodlands. After a brief stop at the storytelling clearing, they walked on to the Love and Kisses sculpture where they learned a little of its history. The piece de resistance was the stunning Kelpies which were beautifully illuminated, again some historical background was given to the group before the walk ended back at Falkirk FC. A very interesting 6 mile walk. See for more info.   . 

Keeping near to home, Biggar Ramblers did a 6 mile circular walk on 16th January out to Biggar Common. Starting from Burnbraes car park they headed up to Hillridge Farm and then followed the right of way over to Huntfield. Half way up the hill there’s a stile to climb and then the route heads over towards the plantation. It was a lovely sunny day and the views were splendid, opening out over to Black Mount, Broughton Heights, Cardon Hilll and Culter Fell. As they walked through these fields the walkers were very mindful of the livestock, especially since ewes are pregnant at this time of year. Once in the plantation, the route passed through the trees to a pond, coming back out to the open hill further west. Lunch was taken sitting on the edge of an old quarry, with views over to Tinto.  The walkers then went down the hill to the woods just north west of Langlees Farm and followed the road to Lindsaylands, back to Burnbraes via the Gas Works. This was a very enjoyable walk in weather totally unexpected for mid-January!