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Please ensure you are fully equipped as per our recommendations, particularly during winter season.  All the walks are timed based on normal walking conditions.  Walking times during winter can be significantly longer, so please do not plan anything in the expectation of getting back at the published time.  You should not bring new and untested/unused equipment with you, especially at this time of year.  Practise in the comfort of your home first.  Adjusting and fitting gear on a hill side in a storm is not a good idea and also takes a lot of time.

 

All winter walks are subject to last minute changes due to the weather.  Please ensure you are fully equipped for any conditions.  The return times are estimates, which can be rather vague in inclement conditions.  If any walk is cancelled early enough the details will appear on the website, usually the home page.  Otherwise a decision will be made at the normal meeting time.

 

If the grid reference produces an odd location it is entirely possible that the letters are wrong by 100km.  NO instead of NN for example!

 

May the next step of faith be always in your stride;

May the next leap of faith be always from sure ground;

And as you cross the stepping stones of life may God keep your soul balanced and your feet dry!

 

 

Date Location NGR km Asc Dep Rtn LGE
23 July  

Camping 33 Exped 2 nights

NN903887 32 650 New bus times 25 July  
27 July   Community Market            
30 July   Hard Hill NO413820 10.6 469 09:30 17:00 14.1
31 July   Steep Ground/Abseil - Drimmie       11:00 16:00  
5 August   Camping 34 Exped 3 nights NN759844 41 1135 TBC 8 July  
10 August   ALE Festival           
11 August   Cortachy Highland Games          
13 August           09:30    
16 August Glen Isla Games?          
20 August           09:30    
24 August   Community Market            
27 August           09:30    
3 September           09:30    
8 September   Blairgowrie Highland Games           
10 September           09:30    
17 September            09:30    
24 September           09:30    
28 September   Community Market            
1 October           09:30    
8 October           09:30    
15 October           09:30    
22 October   Something Special TBA       TBC    
29 October           09:30    
5 November           09:30    
12 November           09:30    
19 November           09:30    
26 November           09:30    
3 December           09:30    

 

 

7 July   Camping 32 Lochnagar NO202867 26.6 1233 9 July  
2 July   Clachnaben NO614865 10.3 584 09:30 17:45 14.9
25 June   Clash of Wirren NO494751 11.0 575 09:30 17:00 14.2
18 June   Lochs Skiach  NN965486  12.7 475  09:30 16:45 16.5
11 June   Loch Broom NO012583 13.0 343 09:30 16:45 16.4
28 May    Coire a Bhaile NO112628  10.8 302 09:30 15:15 11.9
21 May   Three Lochs NN913479 19.9(17.6) 442(434) 09:30 18:00 22.3
14 May  S Coalcraigy Hill NO041076 10.5 474 09:30 17:00 14.1
7 May Camping 31 Shieling of Saughs NO396757 23.9 732 ~13:00 8 May  
30 April   Three Laws NO003091 9.8 333 09:30 16:00 11.7
23 April   Green Law NN993074 9.3 437 09:30 16:30 12.6
15 April   Camping 30 Elrig NO080671  12 370 ~17:00 16 April  
9 April   Creag Odhar NN691265 8.9 523 09:30 17:00 13.5
2 April   Fanny Hill NO006068 11.8 321 09:30 16:30 13.0
26 March S Glen Sherup NN954032 11.5 506 09:30 17:30 15.9
19 March   Culteuchar Hill NO096153 10.8 385 09:30 15:30 12.9
12 March   Corwharn NO288649 9.9 359 09:30 15:45 12.4
5 March    Meall na h-Aodainn Moire  NN941623 8.6 515 09:30 16:00 13.6
26 February   Cathelle Houses and White Bents NO309778 10.6 646 09:30 17:30 16.8 
19 February   Sleepy Hillock NO344688 10.3 327 09:30 16:15 12.2
12 February   Cormaud NO305628 12.2 524 09:30 16:30 15.9
5 February   Craigangower NO538754 8.8 599 09:30 17:45 15.5
22 January S Mayar NO240737 12.5 720 09:30 17:45 17.3
15 January Carn Aosda (Baddoch) NO132811

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595

383

09:30 15:15 10 
8 January   Creag an Eirionnaich NN895620 8.3 (6.2) 484(407) 09:30 15:30 9.3

 

A limited number of Ice Axes (6.00 per day) and Crampons (7.50 per day) are available for loan.  Your boots must be at least 4 season standard and fairly stiff, with a good tread.  Lightweight fabric 2 or 3 season boots are NOT suitable.  You will be given training in using this equipment. 

 

The Very Strenuous (V)  walks will be arduous and will include significant steep and rough ground both up as well as down and a high degree of fitness, confidence and commitment will be needed.  The charge per walk for these will be 8 per person, and may vary depending on the distance travelled, subject to agreement.  The charge for the 'normal' Strenuous walks remains at 5 per person.

 

The cut off point for changing from normal Tuesday strenuous walks to the Very Strenuous is relatively arbitrary and defines a step change in degree of exertion required, the limits are based on overall ascents of over 800m and a 'level ground equivalence' of 25.  Apart from the length, height and more challenging ground what adds to the difficulty is the travel time away from home.  But some Very Strenuous walks are easier than others, please discuss with me before committing yourself.  More information is available on the fitness note which is relevant reading for those aspiring to do the Very Strenuous walks.

 

 

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