Trinity Church of the Nazarene, York Place, Perth, PH2 8EP

Trekkers Walk – Stormontfield

Meeting Time and Place – 11.00am, Saturday 20th Oct 2018 – St David’s Chapel

How to get there – Follow the Old Scone Road out of Perth. Turn left onto Stormontfield Road and continue and the Road changes name to Cambusmichael Road. Turn Left onto Kirkloan Road. Within yards parking is immediately on the right at the St David’s Chapel.

Walk

A 3 mile A flat circular walk offering local River Tay and local countryside views. Starting at the Chapel. Stormontfield is situated on the east bank of the River Tay, which has been famous throughout the years for salmon and trout fishing. The River in the past, always provided income and employment for the Stormontfield area. In 1853 the Stormontfield operations, or experiments, were commenced. Only about one acre of ground was occupied by breeding-boxes, canals, and feeding ponds. Up to 1863 there was one feeding or rearing pond. A new larger pond was added in 1864. Waulkmill – The name Waulkmill is widely found in many other areas of Scotland, and “Waulking” is a process of finishing cloth, often with fuller’s Earth, to achieve the shrinking of, or binding tighter, the work of the weavers. The weavers were a cottage industry before the advent of water powered mills for weaving.

Terrain

Paths; MAY BE MUDDY especially this time of year. Bring with you: Suitable clothing and adequate footwear, liquid refreshment

Additional Information can be obtained from:

Lynda Newton, Mobile Number: 0782563196

NB: If you are running late, or have changed your mind to come, please phone one of the above numbers.

PS: For those interested, more historical info here