Walks for Sunday 1st August 2004
PLEASE NOTE SEPARATE START TIME AND MEETING POINTS
( A WALK ) BEN AVON (strenuous)
OS Map Landranger 36 43
Distance 36 km 22.5 miles Ascent 1000m (circular route) or 34km 21ml 800m for there and back route if favoured
(transport shared CARS)
We start at Keiloch (189916) and walk through the woods and then up Glen Slugain to the ruin. Thereafter northwards on a rough boggy path to a high point at Clash a Clerich 114992 we continue our ascent up to the sneck and then steeply head N.E onto the summit of Ben Avon with its interesting tor. We then walk over to the next tor at 137025. On our descent we pick up the burn and follow it down, this is off path and very wet and involves crossing over from time to time, this eventually brings us to a rough indistinct path which meets the path at 156996 .The route leads eastwards to a another path at 173999 at this point we cross the river (some one has kindly left planks of wood across it) Our final route back takes us along the main landrover track west of Culardoch and back to Keiloch. This is a circular option, which involves quite a lot of burn crossing and strenuous return route with a good amount of ascent. It can be a wet and boggy walk with steep sections this could take about 12 hours Alternatively we can ascend Ben Avon and return the same route which slightly less strenuous on the return as we shall have a little more path, however this will still take over 11 hours to complete please call to discuss your preferences with us.
MEET KEILOCH CAR PARK INVERCAULD 8.15am for 8.30 start (note there may be few places open for eating after 9pm)
( B walk )CRUIK WATER (NEAR GLEN OGIL) TO TARFSIDE
OS Map Landranger 44
Distance 17.5. km 11miles ascent 690m
transport by BUS
The alternative walk is a full days traverse of medium height hills, offering superb views and varied scenery. There are two long but gradual ascents. The path is indistinct in places and boggy if wet.
Commencing at Affochie, east of Glen Ogil GR 476642, the track rises to the source of Burn of Callater then N.E to Hill of Mondurran 602m and along the plateau to Tamhilt 573m where we descend north into the valley to Tillybardine farm. Continuing northwards we ascend through moorland, walking near the rocky outcrop of clash of Wirran, up the side of East Knock hill then descend to Tarfside
NO DOGS PLEASE THERE ARE FARM ANIMALS ADJACENT TO THE TRACK THROUGHOUT THE WALK. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION
Meet Culter Village Hall 8.am returning 7pm approx
Walkers must wear walking boots, warm and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty food and liquids. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. Be prepared for possible bad conditions on the top whatever the forecast.
Contact co-ordinators Telephone 01224 735210 by Mon 26th July
Culter hillwalking club has no members who are qualified leaders or instructors. Therefore anyone volunteering to assist the club on a meet cannot be held responsible for other members' welfare. Members must be aware they are solely responsible for themselves at all times.
Disclaimer: Hillwalking and mountaineering are
activities with a danger of personal injury and death. Those participating in
these activities should be aware of the risks and accept the responsibility for
their own actions and involvement. No responsibility can be accepted by Culter
Hillwalking club committee, members, guests or leaders of walks for any mishap,
which may occur, during a meet.