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U3A Walking Group - Oct 2018

by Tim Wright - 16:57 on 25 October 2018
Ten of us met at the Doocot in Rendal for an easy 90 min walk on tracks and quiet roads. The planned trip to Wideford Cairn had been postponed due to forecast wind and rain. In the event, only a brief shower with a moderate Orcadian breeze bothered us.
First stop was a good look at the Doocot itself with a couple of Doos showing how it worked. Along the shore track Seals were checking our progress and also by old graveyard. A short diversion there lead to the discovery of a very ornate stone with Barley sugar twists, Turrets and a well executed carved leaf. The slippery area on the shore had been covered with shingle so was passed with no problem. It was then up and over the hill along the road and back to the cars.
The next walk will be on FRIDAY 23rd November either to try Wideford Hill again (third time lucky ?) or more likely the Gun Walk in Stromness followed by lunch, perhaps at Julia's or The Standing Stones Hotel for those who wish. We may then have an earlier walk in December, probably about the Thursday 6th so we don't clash with all the Christmas jollifications. After the New Year we would start with an early January Walk to shake off the excesses of the Festive Season.
Keep walking, Tim.

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