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February Bargain Break 2019 - Joining Details Have Been Emailed

Feb 08, 2019

Only 2 weeks until one of the biggest Spice weekends of the year - The Scotland February Bargain Break.

Over 109 members heading to Dumfries for a weekend in great company.

The itinerary is now planned and a jam packed programme will keep everyone busy throughout - now all we need is mother nature to smile on us.

Friday Night - Giant Rotating dinner folloed by a Spice exclusive disco with a local DJ till late.

Saturday

Marks Burn’s Dumfries - A jam packed day exploring Burn’s and his links with Dumfries including his Mausoleum, House, Local drinking hole – The Globe, as well as other local Dumfries attractions.

Alan’s Walk – Forest of Ae – 6 ½ Mile flat walk – The Forest of Ae is one of the largest areas of plantation forestry in the country. It is well known as one of the 7 Stanes mountain biking trail centres, but it does have waymarked walks too. This loop takes in part of the forest as well as the riverside and a couple of viewpoints. 

Jamie’s Walk - Drumlanrig Castle and Burnmouth Bridge – 9 ½ mile mostly flat walk – Follow the River Nith upstream along tree-lined banks from Drumlanrig Castle before heading back along a quiet, minor road with good views of the hills and surrounding countryside. The walk enjoys great views of the southern uplands. 

Saturday evening dinner and Abba Tribute – The entertainment for us tonight is Abba. Whilst fancy dress is not essential it is encouraged – get out your 70’s theme clothes and party.

Sunday

Mark’s Dumfries Day 2 – The Titanic Bandsmen, Dumfries Museum, Corbelly Convent. A morning with Mark exploring more places of interest in Dumfries. 

Kagyu Samya Ling Tibetan Buddist Monastery Visit with Joy – As we are in the south of Scotland we feel the opportunity to visit this remarkable venue should be offered. Founded in 1967 the Centre is located in a peaceful valley on the banks of the river Esk in Scotland. Kagyu Samye Ling was the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre to have been established in the West. 

Alan’s Walk – Whitesand along The Nith – 4 ¾ mile flat walk - Follow in the footsteps of Robbie Burns as you trace the banks of the River Nith from the heart of Dumfries. The route returns to the town centre using a cyclepath. 

Jamie’s Walk – River Annan Circuit – Annan and Brydekirk – 6 ½ mile flat walk – Follow the banks of the River Annan between the eponymous town and the village of Brydekirk. There are paths on both sides, making for an enjoyable riverside circular, with a pub in Brydekirk at half-way. 

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