Sunday, 9 September 2012

Sunday Run to Glenesk

On a fine autumn morning, eight members set off out by Memus where they continued on towards Edzell in the sunshine with a fine tailwind. At Edzell Ron, Keith, and Brian who were out for a shorter day stopped for a cuppie at the cafe before heading home. The remaining five, Dave, Gus, Charlie, Norman, and Colin continued on through Edzell then turned off to Glenesk. The 15 mile climb up the glen was wind assisted at times making for pleasant cycling. The bright sunny day afforded fine views up the glen and the heather turning purple added to the autumn colours. The retreat was open for business, but as we'd all come prepared with sandwiches we continued on through Tarfside and on past the monument on the hill of Rowan to Invermark at the end of the tarred road. We continued on up the track by the castle where a large group of Harley Davidson bikers had already bagged the sheltered side so we continued on pausing a minute to check out an adder which was sunning itself at the side of the road. It seemed un-impressed with the attention it was getting so it quickly slithered into the long grass. Reaching the church  beside the very choppy Loch Lee, we sheltered from the strong west wind in the ruins and had lunch.
Lunch at the ruin at Loch Lee

Norman Charlie Gus and Colin

Choppy and windswept Loch Lee 
The run back down was not too bad and we were only troubled with a head wind as we reached the more exposed parts lower down the glen. Back in Edzell we continued down to Brechin where Colin left us and headed home. The final part of the run took us over by Pitkennedy then into Forfar by Rescobie and Gowanbank.

Click here to view the route on the Glenesk Run

The run on Wednesday is to Finavon.
The next Sunday run is will be out by Burrleton and Balbeggie returning by Ardler.

Wednesday Evening Run 5/9/2012

On a fine night 9 members met up at the Drovers Inn on Wednesday evening.