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Creag Liath (7 miles, 450m ascent)
*Please only sign up if, barring emergency/illness, you intend to come. If you're on the waitlist and then cannot come, please take yourself off it. This is a circular walk to scale a Graham level hill on the fringe of the Cairngorms. The walk is on a mixture of tracks, paths and open hillside with some steep sections of ascent and descent. Meet at Schoolhill by the statue outside RGC at 7.25am for a 7.30am departure. The drive is around 2.5 hours. The number of places available on the attending list = the number of free car seats. Please me know if you would like to drive. It is essential to bring the following kit (including water proof coat, waterproof over trousers, warm clothes, proper walking boots (not trainers) and trousers that are not jeans): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mrgouAVyMQ918tA2EKyq1iho2CtHcqvY1kIJMGBoGhg/edit *If this is your fourth or more walk with the group then you need to have Ramblers membership: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/become-a-member.aspx (please choose the Aberdeen Young Walkers group option)* Link to driving directions (please check the route map carefully if you're driving to check the exact starting point): https://drive.google.com/open?id=13Vss7dh1UpqCNr-ZsGxhsJxwiUAlSflt

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What we're about

Aberdeen Young Walkers is part of Ramblers Scotland, a charity which aims to promote walking through out Scotland.

We have a great group of organisers who not only organise hillwalking meets but a wide variety of social events too! So if you are looking to have fun, get fit, and meet a welcoming bunch of people, then this is the ideal group for you!

Membership

This is a Ramblers group and as such we ask people who wish to walk with the group regularly to join as a member. Membership costs around £34 a year and there are lots of great benefits (in addition to being able to come on our walks!) including discounts to our annual Glencoe weekend, a magazine 4 times a year, organised skills training, and a discount at Cotswolds! New people to the group can come along up to three times before deciding if they want to join. Please let us know if you are already a Ramblers member.

You can join online by visiting Ramblers Scotland page @ https://www.ramblers.org.uk/become-a-member/join-us.aspx

Please ensure you select ABERDEEN YOUNG WALKERS as your group. We are not the group called 'Aberdeen'.

Safety

Please note: All members should take responsibility for their own well being and safety while on the walks.

All members attending any hill walks should have a good pair of walking boots, waterproofs, rucksack and warm layers as a minimum unless otherwise stated by the walk organiser. The weather in Scotland is highly unpredictable and you should come prepared for all weather conditions even if it is sunny at the start of the day! Please do not come dressed in Jeans, trainers or other inappropriate clothing as you may not be allowed on the walk especially if it is a potential risk to the group. We have also put together kit lists for low level and high level walks, which can be found here (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5L9DrvZwl4VbDdYeGZiZGtYeGc). If you are unsure about what is appropriate kit, please contact one of the walk leaders - we are all more than happy to help

No shows/wait list

We have a large number of members signed up to the waiting list for each event - as a result we would request that you think in advance about whether you can attend a walk, and change your RSVP as soon as possible - preferably several days before - if you cannot.

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We hope to see you on an event soon!

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