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Glasgow HF Outdoor Club (established in 1917) offers a programme of walks throughout the year. Members enjoy the countryside and visit new places in friendly company with an experienced leader.

We have three broad grades of walk:

Easier – typically on level routes or sometimes with slight ascents taken at an easy pace.

Moderate – sometimes on paths or tracks, but with open country and some steep ascents at a steady pace.

Strenuous – ascents of one or more Munros at a brisk pace.

These walk descriptions are explained more fully in the PAGES section (Walk Grades).

The published programme shows the distance and height of each walk, so members can confidently choose one that suits their level of fitness.

The club welcomes anyone aged 18 and over – whether new to walking or with substantial experience (the latter may note that the club is affiliated to Mountaineering Scotland, which is included in your membership fee.

The club organises walks every weekend (including some weekends away) as well as some weekday walks.

This website shows our programme, where to meet and what to bring. If you have any questions, please email a member of the organising committee.

For further information, please call one of these numbers, leave a message, and someone will call you: 07549010412 or 07866430331.

Once you have registered with the club, if you have a question for one of the committee members, you can make contact directly through the website by clicking on the "Organiser" button of the left hand side of the Home Page and then the "Leadership Team" button at the top. This brings up a list of committee members and their roles, as well as walk organisers. Simply click on the name of the person you want to contact and post a note.

To walk with the club, you need to be a paid-up member. To join, simply complete a membership form and send it to the Membership Secretary the form can be found on this link https://eu.jotform.com/form/90413966514358 . The membership form also tells you how to pay the membership fee. This includes affiliation as a club member to Mountaineering Scotland.

Upcoming events (5+)

Late May walking weekend: the Isle of Harris

No5 Drinishader,

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

RATHO STATION TO FOUNTAINBRIDGE (Union Canal) Sh65/66 Grade C+ 14km

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.

Beinn Chabhair 933m, from Inverarnan, Grade A.

Outside Corunna House

Sunday 26th May- Beinn Chabhair 933m, Grade A sheet 50 ref[masked] from Inverarnan, Grade A, 8.30 start Cadogan Street, organiser: Alistair Wilson.

Mount keen 938m, from glen esk, grade A,

Houldsworth Street

Saturday 01june- Mount keen 938m, sheet 44 ref[masked], from glen esk, grade A, 08.00 start houldsworth street, organiser alan brown.

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