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Walks 2022

 

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, u:sually the home page.  Otherwise a decision will be made at the normal meeting time.

 

Walks are subject to change until we establish a mechanism to transfer the minibus for the linear events.

 

Date Location NGR km Asc Dep Rtn LGE
29/31st July   Glamis Horse Fair            
2 August Bridge of Cally - Blairgowrie   11.6  334 09:30  15:15  
6 August   Meigle Gala            
11 August No walk            
14 August   Cortachy Games            
16 August   Craighead NO210636 8.2 240  09:30  15:00 10 
23 August   Balduff Hill NO224535  9.2 322 09:30 14:45  11.2
27 August   Strathardle Games            
30 August   Loch Ordie NO030500 10 253 09:30 15:15 11.1
4 September   Blair Highland Games            
27 September   Cancelled            
13 September   Cancelled            
20 September   Cancelled            
27 September   Hill of Easter Bleaton NO149579 11.1 315 09:30 15:00 11.1
4 October   Cancelled            
11 October   Hill of Persie NO122561 8.0 270 09:30 14:15 10
18 October Creigh Hill - Cairn Plew NO270593 9.9 368 09:30 14.45 11.3
25 October   Cancelled            
1 November   Formal - Fornethy NO256545 8.9  220 09:30 15:00 12
8 November   Hare Cairn NO242623 10.0 340 09:30 15:00 11.6
15 November   Cancelled (weather)            
22 November   Cancelled            
29 November   The Crock NO226632 12.7 290 09:30 15:00 13.7
6 December   TBA       09:30    
13 December   TBA       09:30    

 

                 
                 

 

 

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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