Local Groups

(CF) Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area

Phone: 01383 822715
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Groups in Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area

Forth Valley, Fife and Tayside Area, formerly Central, Fife & Tayside Area, has 14 Groups and, at the most recent count, around 1,400 members. Geographically, it is quite widely scattered. From the upper Forth valley, represented by the Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannan Group, our Area stretches eastwards to cover the whole of Fife where there are five Groups (Dunfermline & West Fife; Dalgety Bay; Kirkcaldy; Glenrothes; St Andrews and NE Fife). It then extends across the Tay to Perth, Dundee and Broughty Ferry which each have a Group. Further into Tayside, almost at its northern edge, there are another three Groups at Blairgowrie, Brechin and Forfar, while the Strathtay Group, centred round Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, is right at the heart of some of Perthshire's most magnificent scenery. South of Perth and westwards from the M90, the Kinross and Ochil Group, which takes in the towns and villages situated along the line of the Ochil Hills, covers another ideal walking location.

One advantage of such a widespread Area is that it is able to provide a great variety of memorable and enjoyable walks. There are plenty of possibilities with something to suit every walker. There are undemanding walks on one of the coastal paths or inland through attractive and largely unspoilt scenery. If something more demanding is required, the Lomond Hills in Fife or the Ochils beyond Stirling might be the answer, while anyone looking for a strenuous and challenging outing would certainly enjoy the opportunities provided by the Perthshire Highlands or the Angus Glens.

Given the nature of the Area, it is not always easy to keep all 14 Groups in touch with what is going on. The Area Executive meets regularly, but an annual Open Day, which follows on from the Area AGM, allows ordinary members from all the different Groups to meet socially and informally and join in talks and discussions on topics of interest. However, our main method of communication is an Area Joint Programme, published twice a year in April and October. Along with other information, it lists all the walks of all the Groups. This enables any member to walk with any Group and since you are not restricted to the programme of one particular Group, there are many more walks available to you. Also, all our walks are listed on the Ramblers web site at www.ramblers.org.uk/ walksfinder. For further information, contact the Area Secretary, Ben Douglas, 17 Longhill Gardens, Dalgety Bay, Fife, KY11 9SG. Tel: 01383 822715. E-mail: bendoug@tiscali.co.uk

And finally, any Rambler who comes as a visitor to our Area can be sure of being made most welcome.

 
 
 

Groups in Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area:


(CF01) Dalgety Bay & District Group

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Website: http://dalgetybayramblers.org.uk/
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(CF02) Dunfermline and West Fife Ramblers Group

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Phone: 01383 841434
Website: http://dwframblers.btck.co.uk/
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(CF03) Perth & District Group

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Phone: 01738 813123
Website: http://www.perthramblers.blogspot.com/
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(CF04) Glenrothes Group

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Phone: 01383 725859
Website: http://www.glenrothesramblers.co.uk
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Based in central Fife, the club draws its membership from the most northerly new town, Glenrothes and likes to be known as "the friendly club". Formed in 1992, the membership has increased steadily to around 150.
Over the year there is a walk every second Sunday with a turn out of 12 to 30 people, supplemented with a number of midweek walks. The walk programme is varied with a mix of short to medium length walks (grades C and B). The club members also participate in the Annual Scottish Gathering and their own weekend break which is usually in August when 30 - 40 members spend a pleasant weekend walking and socialising.
So come and join us and enjoy a day out in the countryside with the Glenrothes Ramblers.


(CF05) Dundee & District Group

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Phone: 01382 459543
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(CF06) Forfar & District Group

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Phone: 01307 464126
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(CF07) Broughty Ferry Group

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Phone: 01382 202784
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(CF08) St Andrews & North East Fife Group

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Phone: 01334 653667
Website: http://www.standrewsnefiferamblers.com
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The Group takes its members from half the landward area of Fife, with members from the foot of the Lomonds to St. Andrews and from Levenmouth to Newport-on-Tay. It now has 190 members, 20-30 can be expected on an average walk and walks are held every two weeks throughout the year.
Early campaigns included taking part in the protests at the sale of Forestry Commission estates and consequent loss of access to recreational land. The Group also took an active part in reconnoitering sections of the Fife Coastal Path when it was being developed. The Group contributes actively to both Area and Scottish level affairs.


(CF09) Kirkcaldy Group

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(CF10) Blairgowrie & District Group

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Phone: 01250 873577
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(CF11) Stirling,Falkirk & District Group

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Phone: 01324 558790
Website: http://sfdramblers.wordpress.com
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(CF12) Brechin Group

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Phone: 01674 676413
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(CF14) Kinross & Ochil Group

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Phone: 01577 866813
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(CF15) Strathtay Group

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Phone: 01887 820095
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(CF16) Forth Valley Family Walking Group

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Phone: 01259 769316
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Sorry, but this group is no longer active. Please contact Stirling group or Kinross & Ochil group for walks in this area.