What we're about

We are a group of individuals in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have come together to share our passion for the outdoors and hillwalking. Whether you are a complete beginner to hill walking, an experienced walker wanting to share your knowledge or just someone looking to meet new friends, we have something for everyone!

Tayside Young Walkers are part of Ramblers Scotland, a charity who aim to promote walking through out Scotland.

We have a great group of organisers who not only organise hillwalking meets but a wide variety of social events too! So if you are looking to have fun, get fit, enjoy a wide range of social activities with a laid back, friendly and welcoming bunch of people, then this is the ideal group for you!

Membership

This is a Ramblers group and as such we ask people who wish to walk with the group regularly to join as a member. Membership costs around £34 a year and there are lots of great benefits including discounts to our annual glencoe weekend! New people to the group can come along up to three times before deciding if they want to join. Please let us know if you are already a member.

You can join online by visiting Ramblers Scotland page @ https://www.ramblers.org.uk/become-a-member/join-us.aspx

Safety

Please note: All members should take responsibility for their own well being and safety while on the walks Our event organisers are however, very experienced and confident walkers and will ensure that any/all accidents are prevented where possible.

All members attending any hill walks 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! Please do not come dressed in Jeans, trainers or other inappropriate clothing as you may be not be allowed on the walk especially if it is a potential risk to the group.

No shows/wait list

Due to a large amount of no shows and people missing out on walks because they are on the wait list, we have decided to give paid members priority and if you have never been on one of our walks and/or had contact with us, we will give your place to a paid member and you will be placed back on the wait list.

Photographs

Photographs which are published on Meetup may be used on Social Media sites and for Marketing purposes so if you are uncomfortable with this, please ensure you get in touch with one of the organisers.

We hope to see you on an event soon!

Upcoming events (5+)

River Earn Walk Crieff to Muthill

Stuart Crystal Car Park

A lovely linear walk along the banks of the river earn and through the beautiful woodlands. Starting in Crieff and finishing in Muthill. Please see https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/muthill.shtml for more details. We will need to leave cars in Muthill to ferry us back to the start but will arrange closer to the time. Walk is just under 10 km and should take us two to three hours. It can be muddy so hiking boots recommend.

Aberfeldy Hills South West Circuit (14 miles) - moderate pace

Details below: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/aberfeldy-kenmore.shtml Incorporates some of the Rob Roy Way, moorlands, forests, views of the Tay and the Birks Of Aberfeldy. Meet at: Birks of Aberfeldy Car park Walk Time: 6 hours (add breaks which is up to 7.5 hours) Pace: Easy to Moderate Distance: 14 miles Ascent: 500m Max Altitude: 450m Terrain: Good paths which may be muddy in some places. Map: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/map2_3pt.shtml The walk going ahead is dependent on numbers and the weather. If the weather is bad there is an alternative Aberfeldy riverside route that will post later. Walking etiquette applies: Walk together as a group with the pace moderate or as fastest as the slowest. NOTE: The walk going ahead is dependent on the weather and interest. If this is your 4th walk with TYW, 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/ Important note: Although I have done this walk before, I am not a trained mountain leader, so please consider your own abilities if you choose to sign up to this walk. Please also be aware that hillwalking and mountaineering are activities that carry a certain amount of danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. 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 link below: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/safety/

Glencoe Weekend 2019 (3 nights)

Alltshellach Country House Hotel

£100.00

After the success of yet another joint Tayside and Aberdeen Young Walkers trip to Glencoe, we have decided to organize another event for 2019 and to include other groups and have therefore made a provisional group booking for the whole hotel. This is a 3-night event from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2019, there is a mixture of single, twin and double rooms: Single – 20 rooms @£200.00 pp Double – 2 rooms (as not much demand) @£160.00 pp Twin – 28 beds in 14 rooms @£160.00 pp PLEASE NOTE - I will update you as paid once payment is received (deposit or full) however if this not done with a couple of days of sending payment, please get in touch with me. What is included in the price of the weekend: Friday - Afternoon tea/coffee with biscuit and then Dinner Saturday - Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner Sunday - Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner Monday – Breakfast Deposit: First deposit due on 21st July 2018 Final deposit due 30/11/18 Due to the issues encountered last year, you will not be able to RSVP to this meetup without a minimum deposit at least 1 week after rsvp'ing, I set it at £100.00, unless you want to pay for your room in full then please do so :) Payment details: A/C name Angharad Gibreel A/C no:[masked] Sort Code:[masked]. Please use your name as the reference, as otherwise we won’t be able to reconcile the payment received to the room booked. Please be advised that the payment is non-refundable unless you manage to get someone to take your place. Please link on the below link to reserve your room once payment has been made. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-glen-coe-weekend-tickets-47326303247?ref=enivtefor001&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend&password=s0t3wa7e As we’ll hopefully have 50 people on this trip, we’ll have multiple walks to choose from each day (although we’ll still need to cap the numbers on each). All walks are weather dependent, so we’ll have back up plans in place. Friday Short walk in the afternoon for early arrivals - walk TBC Saturday There will be an option of 3 walks, 2 major and one smaller walk Sunday There will be an option of 3 walks, 2 major and one smaller walk Monday Short walk in the morning, just after breakfast - walk TBC I will try to get organsiers to state what walks they will do and post something early nest year but please find link below for al walks in the area that our walk leaders will be working from. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/glencoe.shtml

West of Lochearnhead Circuit: Glens Ogie, Dubh and Kendrum - 14 miles

Details below: Incorporates, moorlands, forests, views of Loch Earn and the Glen Ogle Railway. Meet at: Lochearnhead Car park (there are toilets) Walk Time: 7.5 hours (add breaks which is up to 8.5 hours) Pace: Easy to Moderate Distance: 14 miles Ascent: 550m Terrain: Good paths Map: https://dmail-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/gmvaughan_dundee_ac_uk/EXYIq7OrbGVDvOY-BM8BW1gB9qlRGps9b4OmbQWZl05tzQ?e=tdHFYL The walk going ahead is dependent on numbers and the weather. If the weather is bad there is an alternative 10 mile walk starting from Lochearnhead which follows the Glen Ogle railway and back, which in itself is a really good walk. Walking etiquette applies: Walk together as a group with the pace moderate or as fastest as the slowest. If this is your 4th walk with TYW, 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/ Important note: Although I have done this walk before, I am not a trained mountain leader, so please consider your own abilities if you choose to sign up to this walk. Please also be aware that hillwalking and mountaineering are activities that carry a certain amount of danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. 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 link below: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/safety/

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