On Saturday, an intrepid group of adventurers joined Mr Davey and I for the ascent of Ben Vorlich. After parking the minibus next to the flat-calm waters of Loch Earn, we began our climb. The forecast was not looking great for the afternoon but we missed any showers and enjoyed some spells of sunshine as we made our way up the mountain. A couple of large snow-patches proved to be the trickiest part of the route and we made the summit not long after midday. After coming down from the top and finding a sheltered place, we enjoyed a packed lunch with a view, We safely descended to the minibus and were back at the school in plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the afternoon’s sunshine. (Mr Robertson)
Forms 1 and 2 enjoyed a lovely stroll down through MacCrosty on our way to Lady Mary’s Walk, stopping for a quick snack at the bandstand and to enjoy the bird life. We continued through the park and along Lady Mary’s Walk with the sun shining upon us. Along the route, we observed many signs of spring including blackthorn blossom, wood anemone and peacock butterflies. We reached the beach very quickly and so rather than stopping we continued further downstream where we found a sunny spot on the riverbank to enjoy our lunch. Afterwards, we headed back to the beach where the children braved the icy waters of the Earn. For a brief spell, the weather turned cooler – but our small campfire provided enough heat to warm us up and to toast some marshmallows. On our return journey, we managed a quick play at MacCrosty park before striding home with the sun once again on our backs. (Mrs MacKintosh)
On Saturday, a fantastic group of children walked over Laggan Hill and Lady Marys. We Left school at around 11.00, we set off at a strong pace down through the pitches and onto the neighbouring fields. With a quick look at the map our journey continued. When it came time to each lunch we had made great progress and ate our food at the top of Laggan Hill. We carried on walking and ended up on Lady Marys, bumping into our fellow Ardvreckians. After a brief meeting we trundled on, we realised pretty quickly that if we kept going on the same path we would end up back at Ardvreck too quickly. Due to this we all decided to walk another loop around Lady Marys. They did fantastically playing World War II, tig, and various other games. Well done to all. (Miss MacLeod)
On Saturday 28th May we travelled spot close to the Comrie golf course. The weather was sunny and it seemed like a nice spring day.
This is definitely one of the most picturesque local walks as you can look down on Comrie from the hills and see across the Lednock Valley. The circular walk took us up through a wooded area up above Comrie and over to the River Lednock. We could hear the river cascading through the falls as we walked alongside the river. We then took a special path to a point which gave us a spectacular view of the falls called the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’. The falls were magnificent. We then walked back along a special pathway into Comrie. We had come full circle back into Comrie. The walk was just over five miles. (Mr Gibson)