What we're about

Hi there! Welcome to the group :-) This group is part of Scottish Hillwalking & Activities Group - but for walking/hillwalking events only. The other part of the group is for climbing events and if you're interested in that, please join https://www.meetup.com/scottish-hillwalkers/

We organise a wide range of walks year round including single Munros, multiple Munros, scrambling over ridges, weekends away and a selection of low level longer walks, pub walks and summer evening walks. We also organise Small Walks for Small People and child-friendly Munros.

These shouldn't be considered "led walks" with a professional guide. Think of it more as going walking with a group of friends (and while you may not be friends with everyone at the start of the walk, you will be by the end of it!) - everyone has to take responsibility for themselves as well as for each other, and everyone has a role to play (be it offering lifts to the start, helping with the navigation on the walk or bringing the jaffa cakes!)

The organiser of a walk or event is the point of contact for the walk. Organisers do not lead walks and are not responsible for others or instructing them. Organisers are volunteers who are sharing their own experience with others, so those of lesser experience should be aware of this.

The group is completely free to join, but we may occasionally ask for a voluntary £2 donation to help cover the cost ( https://www.meetup.com/scottish-hillwalkers/pages/Meetup_Fees/ ) of hosting the group on Meetup.com.

If you have some ideas for walks and activities or perhaps once you have been on a few events, would like to get involved in organising one, please feel free to get in touch with us ( https://www.meetup.com/scottish-hillwalkers/suggestion/ ).

Look forward to seeing you on a meetup soon,

Mountain Goat

Upcoming events (1)

Moderate: Three Lowther Hills

Wanlockhead

A moderate walk for what's likely to be a blustery day. This walk starts at Wanlockhead, the highest town in Scotland, at 467m. It takes in three hills: Green Lowther (a Graham/Donald), Lowther Hill and East Mount Lowther (both Donalds).

Green Lowther and Lowther Hill have radio masts and other types of furniture at their summits, and there's apparently a tarmaced road up there too. But the views, if the weather is clear enough, could be superb.

The forecast is currently for a high of 11˚C, but the wind chill will bring this down significantly, so wrap up warm and bring a hat and gloves as well as waterproofs. See below for further details.

Bring water and lunch.

START
Space to park just off the north side of the main road in Wanlockhead, near a garage. OS Grid ref NS[masked]. https://tinyurl.com/uycba49x

TERRAIN
Good hill paths and a tarmaced road.

ROUTE
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/galloway/lowther-hills.shtml
Distance: 11.5km
Walk Time: 3-4 hours
Walk ascent: 541m

MAP
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/map3_12dg.shtml

SUITABILITY
Please read our Participation Statement (https://tinyurl.com/yyrk5ou5)
You must have the fitness and stamina to complete the walk without difficulty. We will walk as a group at a sensible pace.

You are responsible for deciding if this event is suitable for you, coming adequately prepared and looking after yourself on the walk. If there's any questions about suitability, please contact the organiser.

This walk is weather dependent, and if the weather is not suitable beforehand, the walk will be cancelled. Please keep an eye on this page.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.
COVID-19: All current govt guidelines apply.

CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT
You must ensure that you come adequately prepared for this walk. A full gear list can be found at https://www.meetup.com/scottish-hillwalkers/pages/6826322/Summer_Check_List/

WEATHER FORECAST
Please remember to check this page regularly, as I will update weather forecasts and other info if needed. I can cancel the walk if needed.

Weather forecast sources:

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk

http://www.mwis.org.uk (Southern Uplands)

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/

RSVPs

• Yes: You intend to come and will turn up.

• No: If you are no longer able to come: Please change to No so the group does not wait for you at the start and others can attend.

Please allow time for the drive. If you can't make it, change your RSVP to NO to allow someone else to take your place.

Be considerate: Follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code for COVID-19 https://www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot/access-outdoors-during-current-coronavirus-outbreak-guidance-public-and-land-managers be aware of farm animals, wildlife and nesting birds, keep all your litter and #TakitHame.

Past events (66)

Beinn Achaladair and Beinn a'Chreachain

Bridge of Orchy

Photos (634)

Find us also at