What we're about

We are a group of friendly, outdoor enthusiasts who love getting out and about exploring the beautiful countryside of Scotland from the borders to the highlands.

We organise walks that suit all different levels of fitness and ability from easy grades to strenuous. Choose a walk that suits your capability. Then have a great time, enjoying some company in a safe and supportive environment.

Can we remind everyone that not turning up for trips that are restricted in numbers, or, not meeting someone that you have arranged to get a lift from is unacceptable. We will take steps to exclude persistent offenders.

If you plan on attending an event you only have to click on the “attending” button, only click on “not attending” if you have changed your mind and can no longer make the event.

Upcoming events (4+)

Balmaha Circuit inc Conic Hill(Grade B)

Balmaha Visitor Centre

A wander round the Balmaha area including a walk over Conic Hill and part of the West Highland Way.
We'll meet at the visitor centre at the car-park at Balmaha(car-park charges are applicable here).We walk along to Milton of Buchanan and then join a part of the West Highland Way which takes us through Garabhan forest(possible diversion due to forestry work).We then follow the WHW route to Conic Hill.From there I'm going onto an alternative path over Druim nam Buraich,which has a couple of steep,muddy sections which takes us out at the Pass of Balmaha,finally a wander along the shoreline and back to the car-park.
Hopefully enough time afterwards for tea or coffee at the Oak Tree Inn.

Please ensure you have adequate footwear and clothing and your fitness levels are capable for the level of walk and the conditions at this time of year.
Grade B walk -Up to 10 miles/16 km moderately demanding with hills generally on tracks or paths at a moderate pace

Distance 10 Km
Time 3.5/4 Hours
Ascent 415 Metres

For delay/cancellation issues on the day, you can contact me on[masked], but for any pre-event queries please message me via MeetUp. As always, please ensure you change your RSVP if you can't make a walk, not showing up without giving notification is not considered acceptable etiquette.If you have a history of non-attendance or cancelling at the last minute,don't bother putting yourself down for this walk.If lifts are arranged you should inform each other of time and location of pick-up point.

More generally, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death and all participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions, involvement and enjoyment.

Participants are also responsible for ensuring that their walking gear is suitable for the nature of the walk and the prevailing weather conditions (which participants are responsible for checking),appropriate footwear must be worn-sandals are not suitable for a hill-walk and for bringing adequate food and water supplies.We will walk as a group,stops should be agreed with the walk leader.

By signing up for this walk you are confirming that you have fully read, understood and accepted the foregoing and following caveats, including that all participants join this walk of their own volition and are responsible for their own safety and enjoyment and no participant is owed any formal duty of care by the group or by the walk organiser.

Covid 19 – If you have been unwell in the last 14 days please do not come to a walk regardless of how you are currently feeling. Members are asked to follow government guidelines at all times. The club does not take responsibility for any incident relating to Covid. Should you have a positive test result within 7 days of a walk please contact me so that I can forward on the information to all members who have walked with you

Streap(Grade A)

Glenfinnan

Intend to do a couple of Corbett walks in the Glenfinnan area over this weekend,putting them on early if you need to arrange accommodation.
Walk will be for experienced walkers only and requires full Winter gear if you want to come along.
Streap is a rugged undulating ridge walk so expect a long day on the hill.Classed as one of the finest Corbetts to do.
Our start and meet point is a parking spot off the main road just before you reach the railway bridge sign-posted Craigag car-park,if this is full there is a layby about 200 metres East which you can use

Please ensure you have adequate footwear and clothing and your fitness levels are capable for the level of walk and the conditions at this time of year.
Grade A walk -Up to 15 miles/24 km steep ascents and descents often over very rough terrain at a moderate to demanding pace.

Route description from Walkhighlands
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/streap.shtml

Distance 18.5 Km
Time 8/9 Hours
Ascent 1197 Metres

For delay/cancellation issues on the day, you can contact me on[masked], but for any pre-event queries please message me via MeetUp. As always, please ensure you change your RSVP if you can't make a walk, not showing up without giving notification is not considered acceptable etiquette.If you have a history of non-attendance or cancelling at the last minute,don't bother putting yourself down for this walk.If lifts are arranged you should inform each other of time and location of pick-up point.

More generally, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death and all participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions, involvement and enjoyment.

Participants are also responsible for ensuring that their walking gear is suitable for the nature of the walk and the prevailing weather conditions (which participants are responsible for checking),appropriate footwear must be worn-sandals are not suitable for a hill-walk and for bringing adequate food and water supplies.We will walk as a group,stops should be agreed with the walk leader.

By signing up for this walk you are confirming that you have fully read, understood and accepted the foregoing and following caveats, including that all participants join this walk of their own volition and are responsible for their own safety and enjoyment and no participant is owed any formal duty of care by the group or by the walk organiser.

Covid 19 – If you have been unwell in the last 14 days please do not come to a walk regardless of how you are currently feeling. Members are asked to follow government guidelines at all times. The club does not take responsibility for any incident relating to Covid. Should you have a positive test result within 7 days of a walk please contact me so that I can forward on the information to all members who have walked with you

Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh(Grade A)

Glenfinnan

Intend to do a couple of Corbett walks in the Glenfinnan area over this weekend,putting them on early if you need to arrange accommodation.
Walk will be for experienced walkers only and requires full Winter gear if you want to come along.
Hills on the West side of Loch Shiel overlooking Glenfinnan.Like most of the hills in this area they make for a challenging day out due to the rough,rugged terrain you encounter.
Parking is at a rough layby just past a sharp bend on the A830,about 3 miles West of Glenfinnan.
Please ensure you have adequate footwear and clothing and your fitness levels are capable for the level of walk and the conditions at this time of year.
Grade A walk -Up to 15 miles/24 km steep ascents and descents often over very rough terrain at a moderate to demanding pace.

Route description from Walkhighlands
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/beinn-odhar-bheag.shtml

Distance 14 Km
Time 6/7 Hours
Ascent 1282 Metres

For delay/cancellation issues on the day, you can contact me on[masked], but for any pre-event queries please message me via MeetUp. As always, please ensure you change your RSVP if you can't make a walk, not showing up without giving notification is not considered acceptable etiquette.If you have a history of non-attendance or cancelling at the last minute,don't bother putting yourself down for this walk.If lifts are arranged you should inform each other of time and location of pick-up point.

More generally, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death and all participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions, involvement and enjoyment.

Participants are also responsible for ensuring that their walking gear is suitable for the nature of the walk and the prevailing weather conditions (which participants are responsible for checking),appropriate footwear must be worn-sandals are not suitable for a hill-walk and for bringing adequate food and water supplies.We will walk as a group,stops should be agreed with the walk leader.

By signing up for this walk you are confirming that you have fully read, understood and accepted the foregoing and following caveats, including that all participants join this walk of their own volition and are responsible for their own safety and enjoyment and no participant is owed any formal duty of care by the group or by the walk organiser.

Covid 19 – If you have been unwell in the last 14 days please do not come to a walk regardless of how you are currently feeling. Members are asked to follow government guidelines at all times. The club does not take responsibility for any incident relating to Covid. Should you have a positive test result within 7 days of a walk please contact me so that I can forward on the information to all members who have walked with you
COVID-19 safety measures

The Lakes- Ambleside Walking Weekend -Varied Walks - Friday 22 - Sun 24th April

Staying positive for April 2022 - We will adapt and continue to safely walk outdoors - This is the plan – on RSVPing ‘YES’ It will be up to you to book accommodation with easiness of cancellation 'If the wooley hits the fan nearer the time' as accommodation filling fast in and around Ambleside as I organise this.

Plan on those that rsvp YES, will need to have secured somewhere to stay or coming from nearby or travelling on the day of walk(s)scheduled.

Walks Planned -

Optional - Friday 22nd April at 1pm 1st Walk – All Invited - Wansfell Pike https://www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_151.html with pub refreshment along the way so we all can chat and get to meet new walkers – Enjoy Ambleside...or meet us back in Ambleside if just arriving! Will tell nearer the time.

Friday walk is optional so everyone travels safely or can join walk or then meet on our walk return to Ambleside Beer Garden.

Saturday 23rd April -
2 or 3 individual lead walks on Saturday (Easy, Medium and Hard) will be announced by leaders of walks in April for you to choose and RSVP with a start time of 9.50am.

Sunday 24th April
1 or 2 walks will be announced for Sunday from Ambleside for 9.50am – or a Boat Trip with a 4 mile walk returning to Ambleside.

I am also inviting my other walk group The Hillbillies who love a weekend away walking about Ambleside, so you will meet some terrific walking buddies along the way.

Ambleside has a Tesco and has plenty and new restaurants and good Take Away’s and outdoor bars so I’m predicting fabulous weather as well.

Any questions just PM me.

So this is what you need to do -
Arrange your accommodation or with friends
Varied walks will be organised and announced to RSVP in early April
Enjoy Ambleside and meet new walkers
Sorry no dogs due to lambing season

Here’s to April 2022

I look forward to you taking part with walks in beautiful Ambleside with the support of other leaders met and taking time out as well for you all to safely enjoy.

Norlyn

Requirements –

Walk leaders reserve the right to remove people who have had no shows previously or a history of cancelling regularly and to add people onto the walk who I know will turn up.

Due to the Current Covid-19 Situation we will be adhering to the Scottish/BOJO government guidance, this includes the following: -

- If you have any COVID-19 symptoms you must not attend the group walk.

- Please ensure that you adhere to social distancing measures throughout the walk.

- Avoid touching gates and stiles where possible and If you do – wash your hands as soon as you can. I recommend carrying alcohol-based
hand sanitiser with you.

- Do not share food & drink, or equipment such as walking poles

- The group and walk organisers are not responsible for any coronavirus related incidents.

Disclaimer- Please be aware that hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a 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.

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Beinn Chabhair from Derrydaroch (Grade A)

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