Sunday was a bright day but the car windows needed to be scraped before we set out on the drive to Glenbuck Loch and the start of the River Ayr Way. A pictorial map and symbolic sculpture made of cast sand from Ayr beach marked the beginning of our walk. The route took us downhill […]Read More Remembrance Sunday in Easy Ayrshire
Seven Club members enjoyed a return visit to the bunkhouse near Ullapool. A weekend of mixed weather awaited us: some sunshine, heavy showers and occasional low cloud, but certainly nothing to keep us indoors (apart from the dreaded midge!) Dave travelled to the area on Thursday so that he could climb An Teallach on Friday. […]Read More A visit to the North West
Monday 2 January 2017 dawned clear and bright – a superb day for any activity in the outdoors. Driving towards the Forth Bridge my eye was caught by lovely pink clouds above the Pentland Hills presaging the sunrise – I didn’t feel I could justify stopping on the hard shoulder to take a photo! […]Read More A Circular walk round Loch Leven An excellent start to 2017
Preparations for Christmas were well under way when members of the Club set off for the seventh annual Christmas meet – just one week to go… This time the venue was the comfortable SMC owned Raeburn Hut situated between Dalwhinnie and Laggan. Twelve members attended the weekend, though unfortunately Alan was unable to stay for […]Read More A Misty Christmas Meet in the Monadhliath
At the start of the week the stark white cone of a snow-topped Ben Lomond could be clearly seen from my window in Bathgate. Now the weather had changed and the view of the hill as we travelled west from Stirling was obscured by low (and very wet) cloud. Six hardy Club members set out […]Read More A Walk on the Wild Side!
Sunday 9 October saw club members travel up to Glen Shee to have a look at the range of Munro’s available. Four members decided to go for the longer route and bag four Munro’s whilst the rest of the group decided to go straight out of the Ski Centre and take in the three […]Read More Starting High…………..
The October club outing was billed as a day walk in Glenshee. Prior to the event it was suggested that there could be 2 possible routes, The Glas Maol Munros Circuit and the The Cairnwell Munros and that was how it turned out, two groups of four. This report briefly describes the Glas Maol Munros […]Read More The Glas Maol Munros Circuit 9th October 2016
Our September outing was to take us to the Cairngorms to enjoy a spot of wild camping and the promise of bagging a maximum of 3 munros. Plan ‘A’ sounded simple enough, meet at Bathgate, travel to the Linn o’ Dee car park and walk in to Loch Etchachan, pitch the tents at Loch […]Read More Wild Camping in the Cairngorms, 24th & 25th Sept 2016
Our July outing was to take us to Beinn Mhanach between Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy, the last munro in the area which hadn’t been attempted on previous club outings I’m told. Leading up to the outing the weather forecast had not been encouraging and days of heavy rain preceding the outing suggested it […]Read More Outing to Beinn Mhanach 10.7.16
The Club’s second outing of the season could not have been more of a contrast to the first. On a sunny morning in mid May I set out from Invermark in company of the two Jims and Alan for the most easterly Munro, Mount Keen. The route followed a track – a landrover track […]Read More Mount Keen, Scotland’s most Easterly Munro, and Ben Nevis the highest peak in the country