The St Mark’s Rambling and Walking Group
Images by Ian Lord
On 17th March 2020 we met and had a short walk at Hazlehead and talked about the future as the coronavirus outbreak started to affect our lives. From the following week 23rd March 2020 it was decided that we would suspend all walks as a group.
A few of us met up on 20th September for a discussion and short walk around Victoria & Westburn Parks, however as more restrictions came into effect, we postponed all walking again.
Good news in April 2021 the group are back walking again. Thanks to the lifting of restrictions, we can meet up in groups of 6.
Our first walk on Tuesday 20th April 2021 was from Castlegate to Footdee and along the prom. We had a short stop at Footdee and discussed the future, and as far as possible we would meet every week in groups of 6. A walk along the prom followed into the cold wind and back to the Castlegate.
Tuesday 27th April walk postponed due to weather.
Tuesday 4th May only 5 walkers braved the elements to walk from Bridge Street to Duthie Park and then onto Cults via the railway line and back via a lovely riverside stroll. Changeable weather but a nice walk for these brave members.
Tuesday 11th May a walk from outside the Tivoli to Girdleness lighthouse via the River Dee and the coast path, a short break was taken watching the pilot boat and tug going about their duties, then back to the lighthouse ,looking at the new harbour works before heading to the Torry Battery for our lunch stop. The return to city centre was along Market Street, bidding farewell to some members as we went. A fine walk however it was a bit windy along the coast near the lighthouse.
It is planned to meet every Tuesday, in groups of 6 with most of the walks within the city boundary so we do not all have to use public transport at the same time to get to a starting point. If you would like to join us on our little adventures please get in touch with Ian for more information.