What we're about

This club is for anyone interested in hill walking at all levels who is looking to meet new people, climb a few hills and more importantly enjoy good company in the process.

We organize a wide range of walks throughout the year, and we try to accommodate different abilities. Social events and other activities are also organised which is a great way to get to know everyone.

All new members are more than welcome and hopefully once you have joined you will see what a friendly and easy going group we are.

If you have any questions on the suitability of particular walks, please do not hesitate to contact us and the organiser of the walk will get back to you. Please note that well behaved dogs are welcome but we do not advise young children to come along on high level walks.

Membership

In order to cover club costs we will ask for a contribution towards Meetup fees from time to time.

Safety

All members are responsible for their own wellbeing and safety while on the walks and this group is not liable for any accidents or injuries that occur. Our event organisers are however, very experienced and confident walkers and will ensure that any unnecessary risks are avoided.

All walkers must have the appropriate footwear, rucksack, warm clothes, waterproofs, water and lunch.

We may occasionally use members pictures which have been published on Meetup for marketing purposes (including the club Facebook page) and in walking articles. Should you not wish for your pictures to be used in this way or you do not want a picture of yourself which has been taken by another member to be used please contact us.

Any questions, please email the club inbox which is:

clackmannanshire.hwc@gmail.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Ben Vane (Lomond) (MEDIUM)

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Ben Vane, a Munro in the Arrochar Alps. Starting from Inveruglas visitor centre. There is a good sized car park here as well as public toilets. Distance: 11km Time: 6 hrs walking at a medium pace. Ascent: 930m See walk highlands description. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochlomond/ben-vane.shtml This walk will be weather dependent. Always check the weather forecast before heading to the hills http://www.mwis.org.uk/ Please ensure you bring food, water, walking boots and clothing including water proofs for a day in the Scottish hills. IMPORTANT* All that come along are responsible for their own safety. Ensure you have the fitness and the know how to get off the hill if the need arises.

B29 Expedition (rescheduled from 13th October 2018)

Drimsynie Estate

I have not did this walk route before but it should be a great wee adventure. From the starting point, we begin by walking part of the Cowal way before climbing through rough moorland over a Graham and then (hopefully) visit a crash site of a B29A superfortress where it is believed there is still substantial wreckage. We return over more rough ground to complete a circular walk back to our starting point The walk itself is not technically Difficult but i would still rate this walk as hard because apart from the initial walk along the Cowal Way, the remainder of the walk is on rough moorland( with no visible paths), some sections are steep and parts will be wet and possibly boggy. As usual, this walk will be at a pace which suits the group as a whole. Once off the Cowal way, as there are no distinct paths, there will be frequent stops to undertake navigation checks and as such i expect the group to stay together and to help and support one another if required. Walk Distance, time and Ascent (All Estimated) Total distance : 14km Time: 8hrs Ascent: 1143m Starting Grid Reference: NN[masked] Please note that this walk will be weather permitting Please ensure you bring food and water, walking boots and appropriate clothing including waterproofs for a day in the Scottish hills. IMPORTANT. All members that come along are responsible for their own safety. Hillwalking poses a risk to personal injury or death. Those that participate accept the risks and are responsible for their own actions and participation. Ensure you have the fitness and the know how to get off the hill if the need arises. Any problems, you can contact me on[masked]

Beinn Mhanach (Hard)

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Beinn Mhanach is a dome shaped Munro. One of the remoter hills of the Sothern Highlands. We will be walking at a medium pace. TERRAIN There are no paths on Beinn Mhanach but the approach up the glen is on a good track. However the river has to be forded several times and will not be possible in spate. START A82 near Auch Distance:21km /13.25 miles Time: 7-9 hours Ascent: 819m Start Grid Ref: NN316353 See walkhighlands description https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/beinn-mhanach.shtml Always check the weather before heading to the hills. http://www.mwis.org.uk/ Please ensure you bring food and water, walking boots and appropriate clothing including waterproofs for a day in the Scottish hills. IMPORTANT. All members that come along are responsible for their own safety. Hillwalking poses a risk to personal injury or death. Those that participate accept the risks and are responsible for their own actions and participation. Ensure you have the level of fitness for this walk and the know how to get off the hill if the need arises.

Braeriach to Devils Point via Chalamain gap and returning Via Lairig Ghru

PLEASE READ WALK DESCRIPTION BEFORE DECIDING TO RSVP This walk is graded Hard to Strenuous Summer Solstice time and what better way to use the availability of daylight to walk an epic traverse in the Cairgorms Starting from the Sugar Bowl car park (parking charges apply) we make our way to the slopes of Braeriach via the Chalamain Gap ( A Gap which can only be descibed as a large boulderfield where progress is slow and care is needed). We then make a steep Ascent up to the summit of Braeriach at 1296m. We then traverse over another 2 Munroes, Sgor an Lochain Uaine at 1258m and Cairn Toll 1291m to reach the Devils Point, our 4th and final Munro at 1004m. We will then descent past the Corrour Bothy and then make our return through the Lairig Ghru, and back through the Chalamain Gap to return to the Sugarbowl Car Park. If time permits and if we are lucky enough, we may find wreckage from 2 crash sites Further walk description can be seen at: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/cairn-toul.shtml Distance: 36km / 22.5 miles Time: Approx 13 hours Ascent: 1820m Start Grid Ref: NH984073 Terrain Good Paths until Chalamain Gap(extremely rough boulder field in the Chalamain Gap itself) followed by a steep ascent to the plateau. The terrain on the traverse is mostly straightforward rocky tundra, though there are boulderfields on Cairn Toul. Rough Paths from Corrour Bothy through the lairig Ghru. Walk will be dependant on weather and we will walk as a group at a moderate pace but adjusting the speed to the slowest walker. We play on a team spirit :-) Please consider this when deciding your rsvp. Please ensure you bring food, water, walking boots and clothing including water proofs for a day in the Scottish hills. IMPORTANT* All that come along are responsible for their own safety. Ensure you have the fitness and the know how to get off the hill if the need arises. Any problems on the Day, i can be contacted on[masked]

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