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WALKS (depending on the weather each day) We will discuss who wants to do what at 2100 at the Croft House on Friday 25 May. Saturday 25 May Clisham Horseshoe - A walk (organiser: Paul Harrison) This classic route takes in Harris' only Corbett and other surrounding hills 14km, 7-9h walking, 1020 m ascent https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/outer.../clisham-horseshoe.shtml [Alternatively, members can organise themselves to climb Clisham by the easier direct route: 5km, 4h walking. 630 m ascent 9note: this walk starts at a different place to the Clisham horshoe route above) - https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/outer.../clisham-direct.shtml] Sunday 26 May (1) Huiseabhal Mor ridge, Huisinish - B walk (organiser: Paul Harrison) Starting from the enchanting silver beach at Huisinish, the route follows the coast to start with and visits other stunning beaches inland to climb a broad ridge walk with superb views - St Kilda and many nearer islands are often visible. 13km, 6 h walking, 740 m ascent. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/outer.../huiseabhal-mor.shtml (2) the Urgha & Maraig circuit - B walk (Organiser: John Paul Marley) This circular walk takes in the superbly engineered old footpath from Urha to Rhenigidale, with stunning coastal views, returning along another old path over Braigh an Ruisg and past Lochanan Lascadail. 19km, 6h walking, 760m ascent https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/outer-hebrides/urgha-maraig.shtml There are several other hills to climb for those into doing Grahams, not to mention walks on the fabulous beaches at Seilebost, Luskentyre and elsewhere! Getting there You would be wise to book the ferry well in advance (https://www.calmac.co.uk/uig-tarbert-harris-ferry-summer-timetable). The return cost is currently £61.80 for a car and £12.60 for a driver/passenger. Please post a note if you require or can offer a lift.Accommodation Accommodation Accommodation has been booked at No5 Drinishader, reached by boat from Uig in northern Skye to Tarbert on Harris, then by car to the accommodation just south of Tarbert. See their website for further information: www.number5.biz. NOTE: ALL BEDS ARE NOW TAKEN Croft House studio ensuite double £210 FULL Monika Nile & Kathleen Leitch Family room ensuite £75 per person FULL Sandra Owen & Tom Wood Family room standard £60 per person FULL Nadine Nunnery, Beverly Cargill, Charo Gil 2 bunkbed dorm £60 per person FULL Jean Young & Tom Ogilvy 4 bed dorm standard £60 per person FULL Eileen Chalmers, Stuart Donnelly, Caroline Reilly and John Paul Marley Cottage (F) 4 bed dorm ensuite £75 per person FULL Paul Harrison, Tony Watson, Andrew Wilson, Jim Williamson (G) Twin rooms, shared shower room £75 per person FULL I. Eleanor Watson + Gordon II. Gail Baxter & Frances Rickus Making their own accommodation arrangements Sunny Huang (camping) David Wilson (camping) ___________________________________________________ Breakfasts/packed lunches ordered Saturday Breakfasts Porridge toast: Gail, Paul, John Paul, Bev, Stuart, Monika, Frances Continental: Eileen, Linda Full Cooked: Andrew Packed lunches: Andrew, Monika Sunday Breakfasts Porridge toast: Paul, John Paul, Bev, Stuart, Monika, Frances Continental: Eileen, Linda Full Cooked: Andrew, Gail Packed lunches: Andrew, Monika Monday Full Cooked: Frances
Depart: BBS 09:30 Citylink to Edinburgh, get off at Ratho Station Organiser: Stephen Thomson (JB not able to do walk) A short uphill section to get to Ratho then it’s flat all the way into Edinburgh! Trainers will be fine.