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Wish you were fitter for hill walking? Need to stretch those distances travelled? Build stamina for the big challenges ahead? Then why not join us on this recce walk of a group of 4 Munros to the East of the Glenshee Ski Centre? Glas Maol, the principal Munro, is the highest point in the Mounth hills, in the southeastern part of the Cairngorms. With a high-level start and little descent between the summits, which are arranged on a plateau, this is a straightforward round in good conditions. As a Recce, please be aware that this is not a route we have walked so it will be a fun experience for us all to get to the tops of all the Munros. The climb is described in detail at the WalkHighlands site https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/glas-maol.shtml Grade: A Length: 12 miles Ascent: 891m Duration: 7-8 hours Pace: Medium *Health & Safety* on walks ... Hillwalking can pose a danger of personal injury and all participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions, involvement and enjoyment. No participant is owed any formal duty of care by the group or by the walk leader. Please make sure you have the appropriate level of fitness required for a Grade A walk of this distance and duration. 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) and for bringing adequate food and water supplies. Picture credit : Title The Mounth Creator Richard Webb License CC BY-SA 2.0
LOCH KATRINE EXPERIENCE, TROSSACHS - 1 hour steamship and 14 miles hike (10.30 am sailing). Steeped in history and legend, Loch Katrine and Stronlachar are the perfect places for a Trossachs adventure. Experience the ever changing landscape on board the classic and elegant steamship Sir Walter Scott. (First) 1hour sailing Sir Walter Scott steamship on Loch Katrine - 10.30 am sailing from Trossachs Pier to Stronlachar, 13.50 single fare, each participant will be responsible for paying/booking their own ticket [booking office[masked]]; and (Second) 14 miles linear hike from Stronlachar to Trossachs Pier along the picturesque banks of Loch Katrine, a good path over an undulating route [on average approximately 2.75/3 miles per hour]. This route doubles as a cycleway and can be quite hard on the legs and feet so please ensure appropriate footwear for distance and surface). DISCLAIMER - there is no implied or express responsibilty on the walk organiser, each member by joining the walk accepts all liability for their own participation. It is for each individual to ensure that they are comfortable with the length and pace of the walk as advertised.
OBAN REVISITED SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 2019 - WALK THE ISLAND OF KERRERA - 16 MILES CIRCULAR HIKE (starting 10.15 am Oban Tourist Information Shop for 11.00 am ferry from Gallanach to Kerrera). Kerrera is an island directly visible from Oban Bay, although it’s merely the northern tip that can be seen. Kerrera is in fact quite a large island and can be compared with Scarba, Seil and Luing. It is scarcely populated; the current population is around 35 people, in the early 1800s it was around 200. To access Kerrera we will walk a couple of miles south to Gallenach where a ferry crosses the two hundred or so metres of the Sound of Kerrera between the Scottish mainland and the island itself (£4.50 return). We will walk both the north and south parts of the island, providing a good hike (including the walk to the small ferry terminal at Gallenach) of 16 miles in total on tracks (boggy at times), some grassy paths(often wet) and the occasional pathless section (again often wet). South Section - Gylen Castle circuit, Isle of Kerrera This superb circuit explores the southern half of the beautiful Isle of Kerrera. Easily reached by a short ferry ride from just south of Oban, the walk has fine views out to other islands and visits the well-preserved and wonderfully atmospheric remains of Gylen Castle. North Section - Hutcheson's Monument circuit, Isle of Kerrera Visitors to Oban can't help but notice the massive obelisk monument at the north end of the isle of Kerrera, guarding the entrance to the harbour. This walk is a circuit of the northern half of Kerrera and includes a visit to the monument with its fine views. Legal Disclaimer - as usual all attendees participate at their own volition and there is no implied or express responsibility on the walk organiser; we will as a group be collectively responsible for the group and the individuals therein.