What we're about

Who are we?
We are a diverse group of young-at-heart walkers who have come together to share our passion for the outdoors and hillwalking. The emphasis is on having a great time together; we are a very laidback, easygoing, welcoming bunch (of all ages!).
Our walks include weekday evening strolls, city walks in Glasgow or Edinburgh, long weekends of Munro bagging, seasonal themed walks and New Years' gatherings; from nearer to home all the way to the Western Isles. Our walks usually end in a café or pub. We have even been known to take a dip on our walks! From new walkers to experienced mountaineers, we definitely have something for everyone.
Our social calendar is equally as busy; pub quizzes, film nights, golf club, bake offs, drinks, kayaking, beer tours... you name it, we'll do it!

Relive 'TYW Clachnaben, Edendocher and Charr bothy'
Relive 'TYW Mount Keen'

Membership
Tayside Young Walkers are part of Ramblers Scotland; a charity who promote walking throughout Scotland. People who wish to walk regularly with us must join as a Ramblers member. Membership costs £36.60 a year and there are lots of great benefits, including access to hundreds of free walks in the UK, priority on Munros, access to our away weekends, as well as discount at Cotswold Outdoors.
New group members can come along to 3 walks or socials up to 3 times before deciding if they want to join the Ramblers. You will be asked if you are a Ramblers member when you join our group, and when you sign up for walks.
You can join online by visiting the Ramblers Scotland page @ https://www.ramblers.org.uk/become-a-member/join-us.aspx

Safety
All members must take responsibility for their own safety while on the walks. Our event organisers are very experienced, confident walkers and will ensure that any/all accidents are prevented where possible, but personal responsibility is key.
All walkers 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! If you attend in jeans, trainers, sandals or other inappropriate clothing, you will most likely not be allowed on the walk, especially if it is a potential risk to the group.

No shows/wait list
No shows and last minute cancellations result in other group members missing out on walks, so we give Tayside Young Walkers Ramblers Members priority access to our walks. New members on their first 3 walks/social events will also have priority. No shows and late cancellations will result in you being moved to the waitlist in future, and removed from the group if you continue to cancel last minute or fail to attend.

Code of Conduct: we will NOT accept
-Aggressive or abusive behaviour
-Offensive comments or jokes
-Bullying or harassment
-Unsolicited advances/contact (including in-person, text, calls, Whatsapp, email)

Photographs
Photographs which are published on Meetup may be used on Social Media sites and for marketing, so if you are uncomfortable with this, please ensure you let the event organiser know.

Keep a close eye on the group and make sure you have notifications from Meetup enabled. We hope to see you on a walk very soon!

Upcoming events (4+)

TYW Commitee Openings - 2 x 2023 Planners

Needs a location

There are 2 openings in the TYW Commitee for 2023 Planners.

The role entails

Planning Weekends Away, Walks and Events for 2023.

Locating good quality and well priced accommodation that fits most members budgets on a Weekend Away.

Looking at great places to visit, for example:
Cornwall, Wales, Lake District, Peak District, Ireland, York, Spain, France

Planning New Year Celebrations, Burns Nights etc..

The 2 Planners would be Full Commitee Members and be Ramblers Members.
Commitee Meeting are every 1-2 months.

Please RSVP if interested and we can have a chat.

Evening Walk - Abernethy Glen & Refreshments

Needs a location

"Climb the ancient round tower in the heart of the pretty village of Abernethy before heading off on this short circular route around the local glen. The walk includes the optional ascent of Castle Law - the site of an iron age fort and a superb viewpoint" - Walkhighlands

Also we will follow the Witches Path!!

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/abernethy-glen.shtml

Optional refreshments after.

Priority for the walk is Ramblers Members or Walkers trying out the Ramblers free 3 walks with good RSVP record.
You can attend three Ramblers walks for free to see if it's for you before joining. More details at https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/join-the-ramblers.aspx
Covid restrictions apply, please bring hand sanitizer and a mask.
The walk is for over-18s, unless you're accompanied by a responsible adult. There is no upper age limit.
Please also bring your Ramblers Membership Card or download the Ramblers app which includes a QR code of your membership (if you are a member) as we'll be using the Ramblers walk registration app. If you're not yet a member, you're very welcome to come and we can register you as a guest :)
Attending this event also requires that you are fully aware of equipment and clothing needs, adequate supplies of food and water, knowledge of the group's guidelines on etiquette and behaviour. Information on the kit list can be found on the links below:
https://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/blogs/2018/march/packing-your-kit.aspx
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/safety/
Please also be aware that walking/hillwalking is an activity that carries a certain amount of danger of personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

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TYW Committee Meeting

Needs a location

Draft Agenda below, looking for additional items

(1) Regular meeting at a Wednesday at the end of each month?
(2) Making the Group Private discussion and vote
(3) Risk Assessments
(4) New Members of the Commitee and roles
(5) New member policy, attending munro policy
(6) Navigation and Mountain factsheets, videos and training to the group
(7) 2023 Planning
8) admittance to social chats policy (in case anyone has any strong opinions on when we admit someone, owing to concerns about number sharing)
9) .... and member concerns about whatsapp numbers being available to anyone on the group
10) Group Name change

Zoom link to be forwared nearer the time

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Tyndrum Weekend (Glen Coe, Lochawe, Glen Etive)

Needs a location

"With its strategic position Tyndrum is often quickly passed through by visitors en route to Oban or Fort William, but this area has great mountains of its own. From the graceful peak of Ben Lui just south of the village, to the familiar pyramid of Ben Dorain above Bridge of Orchy, this area has a score of Munros.

To the west of Tyndrum is Dalmally and the beautiful head of Loch Awe. Ben Cruachan is the celebrated peak in this area, its great rocky summits high above its hollow heart, for inside the mountain is a hydro-electric power station. Beautiful and peaceful Glen Orchy, rich with waterfalls, links Dalmally with Bridge of Orchy to complete the triangle of routes."

  • Walkhighlands

Ramblers Membership
To attend the Weekend we would encourage Ramblers Membership.
Attendance on a Munro walk is down to the discretion of the Walk Leader. However we would expect Ramblers Membership and a track record of doing similar walks carrying the correct equipment including Waterproofs, Map, Compass, Whistle etc...
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/safety/

Friday Walk (2)
Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh
https://www.meetup.com/Tayside-Young-Walkers/events/285794766/

WHW Crianlarich to Tyndrum 6 miles (moderate) - TBC
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochlomond/rowardennan-inverarnan.shtml

Saturday Walks (2)
WHW - Inveroran to Kings House (Moderate) - 10 miles
https://www.meetup.com/Tayside-Young-Walkers/events/285861919/

Ben Oss & Beinn Dubhchraig - 17km - 1230m ascent - strenuous
https://www.meetup.com/Tayside-Young-Walkers/events/285782429/

Sunday Walks (2)
WHW - Tyndrum to Inveroran (Moderate) - 9 miles
https://www.meetup.com/Tayside-Young-Walkers/events/285861966/

An Caisteal & Beinn a'Chròin - 14km/1045m ascent - strenuous
https://www.meetup.com/Tayside-Young-Walkers/events/285782505/

Accommodation
Accommodation is reasonable and has a number of good restaurants, shops and facilities. Stay as many nights you want.
For accommodation would recommend the Muthu Ben Doran Hotel situated in Tyndrum or Crianlarich Hostel (details below)
https://www.muthuhotelsmgm.com/muthu-ben-doran-hotel
but the accommodation is entirely up to yourself.

There is other places to stay in Tyndrum and nearby Crianlarich, Dalmally and Bridge Of Orchy.

Crianlarich Hostel
The accommodation value for money option is the Hostel in nearby Crianlarich (9 miles away) recommend booking as soon as possible. The shared rooms are the easiest options and don't require organisation for males and females. However there are private rooms that require organisation on who is going where. Please do this yourselves. There is an additional £3 charge extra per night for non SYHA Membership.
https://bookings.hostellingscotland.org.uk/IBSStart.aspx?2P1

Due to the popularity of the event first shout is for Ramblers Members that have done at least one walk.

The even is for over-18s, unless you're accompanied by a responsible adult. There is no upper age limit.

Please also bring your Ramblers Membership Card or download the Ramblers app which includes a QR code of your membership (if you are a member) as we'll be using the Ramblers walk registration app.

If this is your 4th walk with TYW or any other Ramblers group you will need to become a Ramblers member before attending the walk. You can do so on the link below: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/

The Covid restrictions will apply at the time.

Please be aware that hillwalking and mountaineering activities come with a certain amount of danger that may result in personal injury or even death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions, safety, and involvement. Attending this event also requires that you are fully aware of equipment and clothing requirements, adequate supplies of food and water, knowledge of the group's guidelines on etiquette and behavior.

Please ensure that you wear the appropriate clothing and footwear, please be advised that jeans and trainers are not considered to be suitable hill walking gear - you must ensure you have appropriate equipment ie poles if you use them, a first aid kit, extra layers, a torch if needed, etc, map/compass - if you at all unsure, please check out the walking highlands website for the recommended hillwalking kit list.

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/safety/

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Past events (527)

Birnam Hill & The Hermitage (Moderate) 7.5 miles 400m Ascent

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