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ECC Scotland Walking Week

Friday 4th to Friday 11th May 2018

Cherry Tree Lodge, Saline, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 9TA.

View of the Ochil Hills

Mark and Till invite you to a walking week in the heart of Scotland

In May, Scotland is at its best – and this is your opportunity to explore some highlights with a group of up to 14 ECC men. Till has worked out the following provisional programme with a good mix of walking, sight-seeing and spending time together with Cherry Tree Lodge in Fife as the base.

Friday 4th
Arrival at Cherry Tree Lodge from 5pm, dinner and opening circle in the evening

Saturday 5th
Walk from Cherry Tree Lodge through West Fife to the medieval village of Culross

Sunday 6th
The Fife Coastal Path: The Neuk - Pittenweem, Anstruther & Crail

Monday 7th
Walk over the Firth of Forth Bridge towards Edinburgh and with rest of the day in Edinburgh

Tuesday 8th
Hiking across the Ochil Hills and storytelling evening

Wednesday 9th
Drummond Castle, Glenturrett Distillery and walk around Crieff

Thursday 10th
Hiking in the Perthshire Highlands and meal out at the Grouse & Claret, Kinross

Friday 11th
Closing circle and departure

A panoramic view of Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Getting to the various destinations will require some car sharing or hiring with costs spread across the group. Cherry Tree Lodge is located in the scenic Paradise of Fife and will be your home, offering a cosy atmosphere surrounded by nature. Mark will provide a hearty breakfast and a yummy lunch or dinner (half board). We will have the third meal of the day whilst out and about. As in the Laurieston tradition, everybody contributes a bit to running the household. Till is doing the planning for the walks and will join on some of the days. In the evenings we will chill and relax, sit round the fire, play games, potter in the art studio, listen to Beverley (a professional story teller) or watch the musical Sunshine on Leith cinema style.

View of the entrance to Cherry Tree Lodge

Costs

Transport
Car sharing / car rental / petrol & insurance — £60 approx

Accommodation & half board
Cherry Tree Lodge (breakfast + 5 dinners and 2 lunches) — £400

Rest of meals on the hoof
Shops, snack bars, cafés or pubs in Culross, Anstruther, Edinburgh, Kinross, Crieff & Aberfeldy

Travel insurance
To be organised by yourself

Booking

The event guide price is £400. As with other ECC events, price shouldn’t be a barrier to attending. Just get in touch and we will work it out using a bursary fund, contributions to which are welcome. Minimum number of participants is 5 including at least one driver. For more information about Cherry Tree Lodge see www.cherrytreelodge.net. For any questions about the programme please contact Till, markandtill [at] cherrytreelodge.net or call 07834 596727. To book your place with a debit card please call Mark on 07940 421038 or 01383 851059.

 
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