Memsie to Cortes walk for Broch club

Fraserburgh 50+ Walking Group enjoyed a trip from Memsie to Cortes.
Fraserburgh 50+ Walking Group enjoyed a trip from Memsie to Cortes.

The Fraserburgh 50+ Club ended its first six months of the year programme with a walk from Memsie to Cortes.

Members followed the side roads, paths and tracks previously unknown to them.

The unanimous opinion was that this was a great walk, full of interest.

The first walk of the new programme (July toDecember) was in North Aberdeen, along the banks of the Don.

This was a walk filled with contrasts between old andnew: rural areas, where you could hardly believe that you were in the city: the remnants of huge machines, a testimonial to the industrial past of Donside: a new sculpture of open metalwork called “Mother Earth” at the edge of a new housing estate; the new bridge being built over the Don as part of the new bypass.

The walk on July 15 was a complete change as the group travelled to Dufftown and enjoyed a hilly walk through woods, beside tumbling streams, quite different from Buchan’s low lands

The next walk, on August 12, willbe in the Macduff area.

The club’s aim is to provide an opportunity for improved health, well-being and social interaction through walking together.

Walks take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, and always include a short walk of 2 to 2.5 miles as well as a longer walk of 5 to 7 miles.

Members walk locally and further afield, especially during the summer, hiring a bus for transport to and from walk locations. Generally, around 35to 40 people attend the walks.

Anyone interested in joining the group, or who would like more information, should ring 01346 582633.