Events and Diary

Activities

Each month there is a planned walk or a weekend away to climb the beautiful Scottish hills. There are often additional walks arranged by members in more isolated locations using bothies or camping or holidays abroad for those interested and availability.

Many of our members are also involved in biking, running and kayaking.

For planned walks for the coming year check out our Diary below.

Monthly Sunday Outings

Each month there is a nominated mountain area to explore (see our diary), this is used as a basis for our intended walks but can change due to weather conditions. There is a meeting in The Houston Inn, North Street, Houston, Renfrewshire, at 8 pm on the Monday preceding the walk. This is to discuss routes, car-sharing arrangements, meet new members and catch up with other members. We would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone wishing to join us.

Often there are several walking options, it is rare for a single large group walking/climbing together as this is impractical, we usually have a small groups of no more than six.

We welcome all abilities of walkers but should stress a good level of fitness is required to climb hills. We encourage walkers to become confident in mountain skills and map reading. For details of the basic mountaineering kit see Walking Gear.

Weekends Away

Each year we have several weekends planned, this enables us to visit parts of Scotland too far away for a days outing. It also gives us a chance to tackle bigger longer days walking and have a sociable time together. Generally our accommodation is in Scottish Hostels or reasonable priced small Hotels. Weather permitting we can usually get two or three days of consecutive walking and lots of Munro bagging! See our diary for details.

We also have an overnight stay to celebrate Christmas, as the days are short for walking in December, a hotel with Christmas dinner, bed and breakfast are usually booked and a good time is had by all!

Diary 2019/2020

Date Event Destination / Hills
18-19 October 2019 Weekend Christines last hill and celebration – Beinn Mheadoin, Morven
10 November 2019 Sunday Walk Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh, Bridge of Orchy
14/15 December 2019 Weekend Xmas Walk CIC Hut from Ben Nevis Hotel, Fort William
29 December 2019 Xmas Turkey Buster Ben Vorlich from Inveruglas
12 January 2020 Sunday Walk Beinn Dubh from Luss
21/22/23 February 2020 Weekend Two parties – Carn Aosda, Creag Leacach and Carn Na Drochaide from Braemar Hostel
13/14/15 March 2020 Weekend Ben Macdui, Cairn Gorm, A’Chailleach, Carn Sgulain from Newtonmore – Highlander Hotel
22 March 2020 Sunday Walk Two parties – Buchaille Etive Beag and Ben Chonzie
6 July 2020 Monday Walk Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe
19 July 2020 Sunday Walk Two parties – Ben Lawers, Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lui, Ben Oss
August 2020 Sunday Walk TBA
August 2020 Sunday Walk TBA
27/28/29 August 2020 Weekend Skye Cuillin from Sligachan Lodge – Paul’s last Munro Blaven
18/19 September 2020 Weekend Aultguish Inn, Garve – David’s last Munro Ben Wyvis

Previous Years Walks

2018/2019

Date Event Destination/Hills
14-16 September 2018 Club Weekend Beinn Eighe, Liathach, Beinn Alligin – Torridon
14-15 October 2018 Club Sunday Aonachs, Grey Corries, Stob Ban
16-18 November 2018 Club Weekend Creag Meagaidh, Easains, etc
15 December 2018 Xmas outing Ben Lawers area – Killin Hote
20 January 2019 Club Sunday Culter Fell near Biggar
24 February 2019 Club Sunday Glen Nevis – Sgurr a Mhaim
15-17 March 2019 Club Weekend Lochnagar and Mounth area, Braemar Hostel
14 or 29 April 2019 Club Sunday Loch Ossian
17-19 May 2019 Club Weekend Fannaichs – Aultguish Inn, Garve
23 June 2019 Club Sunday Glen Etive
21 July 2019 Club Sunday Ben Vorlich – Lochearn
25 August 2019 Club Sunday TBA
13-15 September 2019 Club Weekend Ullapool Hostel