WALK PROGRAMME Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

4TH JANUARY 2009Lord Arthur's Hill51419837
1ST FEBRUARYSt Cyrus to Inverbervie coastal walk45
1ST MARCHKerloch69667945
5TH APRILLadylea Hill34316837
3RD MAYCarn an t-Sagairt Mor20884343 & 44
7TH JUNEFarragon Hill- (nr Aberfeldy)84055352
5TH JULY Ochills - (nr Tillicoultry)90200657 & 58
31 JULY - 2ND AUGUSTWeekend meet Glenmore/ Aviemore Meall a Bhauchaille and others 36
6TH SEPTEMBERHill of Mondurran 46270144
4TH OCTOBERMill of Sterin to Littlemill44
1ST NOVEMBERGartley Moor29
6TH DECEMBERKincardine O Noel! to Lumphanan with Christmas Lunch61586637
10TH JANUARY 2010Forest of Birse to Birse Church (The Coffin Road)513 419844


Mon 19 Jan Bin of Cullen (320m)11km, 270m ascent A circular walk from Cullen, practically all on forest track/road, with lovely views out over the Moray Firth. OS29 Banff
Mon 23 Feb Strathfinella Hill (414m)15km, 440m. We'll start & finish in Auchenblae, the route is nearly all on forest road or track, only one piece of barbed wire, nothing difficult! Good views over the Howe of the Mearns. Shame about the Auchenblae hotel. OS45 Stonehaven.
Mon 16 Mar Rattray Head16km, fairly level. A walk I've never done, an A-B starting from near Fraserburgh and walking south past Inverallochy and St Combs to Rattray Head, with its lighthouse and ancient settlement. I promise not to be too distracted by RSPB's Loch of Strathbeg. If fancy a reccy, let me know. OS30 Fraserburgh.
Mon 20 Apr Carn a' Bhacain (745m) 15km, 470m.A longish walk to the north of Gairnshiel Lodge, some track and (if the cloud isn't down) rough path, descending to finish along the river Gairn back to the Lodge. There is a burn crossing, but it's near the end... OS37 Strathdon.
Mon 25 May Ailnack Gorge17km, 400m. One of the few gorges in the area, the route goes from Tomintoul and lies above the gorge, but then includes a major burn crossing. There's 4km on tarmac, so I may change the route around. OS36 Grantown
Mon 22 Jun Tolmount (958m) & Carn an Tuirc (1019m)?km, quite a lot of metres ascent. Another pair of big hills, I have not found the easiest route yet from Glen Clunie, so any suggestions welcome (ie I'm trying to avoid Auchallater and the Loch Callater pull!). OS43 Braemar and 44 Ballater.
Mon 20 Jul Brown Cow Hill (801m)21km, 580m. The hill with the views down both Dee and Don valleys, patronised by Royalty with guns - also includes visit to the source of the Don. Rough in places, and includes tarmac, sorry. OS36 Grantown and a little on OS37 Strathdon.
Mon 17 Aug Driesh (947m) & Mayar(928m) 18km, 750m. A circular walk from Glen Prosen Lodge for a different perpective on these 2 Angus Munros. I'll probably include the Kilbo path and the Shank of Driesh in the route. OS44 Ballater
Mon 21 Sep Morrone (818m)18km, 680m. A circular from Inverey, will include Carn Mor and Carn na Drochaide. This includes straightforward shortish heather offpath.OS43 Braemar.
Mon 19 Oct Ben Earb (801m)13km, 720m. A pleasant walk from Spittal of Glenshee, on straightforward ground, apart from a short bit of descent offpath on shortish vegetation. OS43 Braemar.
Mon 16 Nov Airlie Monument10km, 300m. The monument at the foot of Glen Clova, as seen from the A90. This year we will go for an A-B to finish along the river South Esk to the Clova Hotel. OS44 Ballater.
Mon 14 Dec Caterthuns (448m)7km, 400m. I know, it'll have to be an A-B, but these are very famous Iron Age forts perched on hills lying on the edge of the Highland Boundary Fault, and well worth a visit, with Xmas lunch in Edzell afterwards. OS44 Ballater.
OS numbers refer to the pink Landranger 1:50,000 series.