Kirkton Burn

The last couple of days I’ve been with Mike on Monday and John on Tuesday Gorge Walking in the Kirkton Burn with two groups from George Heriot’s.

Old photo of one of the jumps in the Kirkton Burn as I didn’t have my camera with me.

Benny Beg and Kirkton Gorge

The last two days I’ve been working on The Falkirk Community Trust Outdoors Schools Programme. On Tuesday I was at Benny Beg rock climbing with a great group from Carrongrange School.

Lesley, the Teacher with the Grangemouth High School group, enjoying the gorge and leading by example.

Lesley, the Teacher with the Grangemouth High School group, enjoying the gorge and leading by example.

Today I was Gorge Walking in the Kirkton Burn with another great group from Grangemouth High School. Really good to see these groups getting out and about and making the most of outdoor learning opportunities.

Kirkton Burn

Craig and I were in the Kirkton Burn near Balquhidder today Gorge Walking with a group on the final day of the Falkirk Community Trust Summer Programme for kids.

Me below one of the falls in the Kirkton Burn in higher water conditions than today.

Me below one of the falls in the Kirkton Burn in higher water conditions than today.

An excellent way to finish the programme with the kids getting to climb waterfalls, slide down natural waterslides and jump in to deep pools.

Kirkton Gorge

Yesterday Steve and I were gorge walking with a group from the Falkirk Community Trust summer programme in the Kirkton Gorge, Balquhidder. This excellent gorge has lots of options for falls to climb and some good slides and jumps.

Typical conditions in the Kirkton Gorge.

Typical conditions in the Kirkton Gorge.

Coasteering, Gorge Walking and Rock Climbing

I spent last week working for Falkirk Community Trust on their excellent Summer Programme for kids.

Nigel on a typical Kirkton Burn gorge walk.

Nigel on a typical Kirkton Burn gorge walk.

During the week I was out with groups on The Chain Walk and Coasteering at Elie; gorge walking near Balquhidder and at Muiravonside and rock climbing at Traprain Law.

Typical Traprain Law climbing.

Typical Traprain Law climbing.