Under the leadership of the Mission Group, several members and friends of the Church have decided to form a walking group. Since June 2018, many local paths have been trod, sometimes in good weather, others not so good. However, they have always been enjoyable. Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions, there have been no walks since January 2020.

Garrell Burn (No 2)

Garrell Burn at

Allanfauld, 22 May 2021

The Walking Group continues to keep in touch "meeting up" courtesy of Conferoo. We are still unable to meet as a group  due to the Covid restrictions but we have been able to chat about the walks we have done individually and plan for group walks hopefully in the not too distant future; perhaps even after the next Scottish Government review.

The group is open to all and we hope, as well as welcoming back current members, we will be able to welcome newcomers to enjoy some of the lovely walks we have in the area along with the chat and coffee stops.

February 2021

Along with many others, members of our Walking Group have been enjoying their own individual walks around the lovely local areas. Because of the necessary restrictions, we cannot join as a group for our walks but we did join, again over "Conferoo" on 25 January 2021 to chat about the different paths we have found and ones we have rediscovered. We look forward, when the time is right to meeting up as a group with hopefully some new members when, together, we will enjoy the pleasure of walking with friends along the lovely paths around our town.

The Mission Group encourages everyone to be patient and to follow the advice we are being given to keep us safe an well until that day when we can, more freely, meet up in person with one another.

The Lade Path Feb 2021

The Lade Path heading to Colzium

January 2021

Happy New Year to everyone! The days are getting longer and there is a lot of light at the end of this long tunnel. We can almost dare to hope now that we will get back to walking in the company of one another, at some point in the hopefully not too distant future.

In the meantime, it will be good to have the opportunity to have another chat over Conferoo and I hope you will be able to join a call on Monday 25 January at 7.30pm to catch up with one another. The usual number is either 03300 883434 or 0345 388 7442 using pin no 462824.

Best wishes to all, from Lora.

December 2020


Hi everyone, hopefully you are all keeping well. We are all a bit weary about the restrictions on our lives but the news of a vaccine is very welcome and exciting and gives us hope that we may return to some form of normality in the not too distant future.

As it is some time since we last met and it will be a bit of time before we are out in the walking group again, I thought it would be good for us to meet up over Conferoo to hear about the walks we have had and just generally catch up with one another. I hope Thursday 19 November at 7.30pm will suit and I suggest we sit down then with a tea or coffee and visualise we are in a coffee shop somewhere after a nice walk. We have to dream.

If you want to join in please dial 033 00 88 34 34 using pin no 46 28 24 anytime from 7.20-7.30 to join in the call. You may wish to invite other walkers to join us - all welcome. Look forward to hearing from everyone on Thursday.

Best wishes to all, from Lora.

14 March 2020

In view of the severity of the Coronavirus situation, it has been decided to cancel all our events planned over the next few weeks.  This includes the walking group which was due to meet on this date.  The next date will be posted here.

Due to Storm "Dennis" although nine keen members of the group met as usual, it was agreed that it wasn't suitable walking weather for everyone. So, we all decided instead to  have coffee/tea in the Coachman Hotel with either breakfast or scones which was enjoyed by everyone.

During the winter months, it has been suggested that 10.15am would be a more suitable starting time therefore the next walk, scheduled for Saturday 14 March, will meet at The Coachman at 10.15am. As usual, all welcome to join us (hopefully the stormy weather will have passed by then).

18 January 2020

For our first walk of 2020, we chose to walk around Banton Loch. The main reason for choosing to do this walk was because of the pavements being very icy and decided that the rough paths would be safer. It was a good decision as it was a great walk and we had a lovely time over tea/coffee and scones in the Coachman when we returned.

We enjoyed lovely walks last summer. *Previous years' walks can be found on our archive pages. This has been an excellent opportunity for people who do not like to go walking on their own to enjoy our lovely countryside, having a chat along the way and tea/coffee stop.

We do not normally meet over the winter months but this could be up for discussion. Watch this space for our new start-up date. We are always delighted when we are able to welcome new members to share in the enjoyment which comes from walking in good company.