Strollers and Striders


The Strollers and Striders group, affectionately known as the SAS, meet every Tuesday evening from mid April until September.  As the name implies this walking group is for people of all abilities who would enjoy an evening walk in various parts of this beautiful island in the company of like minded folks.  The starting point and route is planned in advance – see list below.  Tea or coffee, and biscuits are provided at the end of our exertions.  This will be in the Church Centre if we finish nearby, otherwise we have flasks and other equipment stashed in the boot of a car and enjoy fellowship wherever we are.

Getting the tea ready.Each walk lasts for 1 – 1½ hours – over paths, tracks, beaches, quiet roads and pavements. Occasionally we puff up inclines and sometimes encounter muddy patches, midgies, drizzle, downpours or even scorching sunshine. We always enjoy stunning scenery and each others company.

2016 Programme  

We have stopped now for the winter but look forward to meeting again in Spring 2017.  ‘Summer’ 2016 seemed to have more than its fare share of wet Tuesdays!

April 5th : Loch Fad Meet at Church                                                                                                         April 12th : Port Bannatyne  Meet at Port Bannatyne Public Park                                                         April 19th : Kingarth  Meet at Kingarth Hotel



April 26 : Eastlands Farm Meet at Eastlands Farm – Canada Hill, Golf Course, Ardbrannan Riding School, Bridle Way back to Eastlands Farm.


May 3rd : Ettrick Bay Circuit Meet at Tea Room

L1100495   May 10th : Kilmichael Burial Ground Meet at Ettrick Bay Tea Room (for car pooling) or Glecknabae – Kilmichael Farm, down to Burial Ground, back to Glecknabae.



May 17th : Ascog Meet at Balmory Road.                                                                                                   May 24th : Scalpsie Circuit  Meet at Scalpsie Car Park                                                                           May 31st : Dunagoil Circuit  Meet at St Blane’s Car Park                                                                       June 7th : Dhu Loch  Meet at Church                                                                                                         June 14th : Moor Road  Meet at Kingarth War Memorial                                                                         June 21st : Port Bannatyne  Meet at Play Park                                                                                          June 28th : Bruchag Road  Meet at Red Brick Houses

P1000077   July 5th  Stradd Circuit : Meet at Ballianlay Hall. To Stradd Cottages on shore.  Over burn and stile, follow field up to Kilmory farm, Quogach farm, Ballycurrie farm and back to Stradd.



July 12th : Drumreoch Circuit  Meet at Kingarth War Memorial.                                                            July 19th : Skeoch Woods  Meet at the Church                                                                                          July 26th : Ascog Kerrycroy  Meet at Balmory Road                                                                                  August 2nd : Woodend House  Meet at the Church                                                                                  August 9th : Skipper Woods  Meet at the Church                                                                                    August 16th : Greenan Loch  Meet at Barone Cemetery                                                                          August 23rd : St Ninian’s Bay  Meet at Straad Hall                                                                                     August 30th : Mount Stuart Gardens  Meet at the Visitor Centre                                                            September 6th : Dinner at the Esplanade

When we walk we all chip in a pound to the ‘kitty’.  In 2016 we collected just over £400.   Together with the Evening Guild we used this to purchase two new fridges for the Church Centre kitchen.