Sunday 3rd December 2006
Length: 7 km Ascent : 80 m OS map 45
To celebrate Christmas, we shall start the December walk almost at the top of the hill and work our way downwards to lunch at the Clatterin Brig.
Starting at the Cairn o'Mount (NO 649808), we'll head southwestish along the path, over Whitelaws towards the Hound of Hillock. 'Path' is something of a euphemism in parts here:- gaiters are highly recommended - decorated or otherwise. Hopefully we'll be granted the beautiful views available from the vantage point of the trig point (NO 622792). Then we'll head back to the path and follow it southeasterly downhill. It soon becomes a very respectable track and our outing will continue on good ground down to the 'King's Deer Park' wood. A new track (not shown on the map) heads from the wood to follow the course of the Back Burn of Arnbarrow, crossing it a couple of times en route, all the way to the car park below the Clatterin Brig tea room.
Soup and Sandwiches,
Coffee/tea with mince pie.
£7.00 per head.
Drinks (soft or alcoholic) will be available as extras.
This year as a fun novelty thing please can each walker bring a small wrapped gift costing no more than a couple of pounds or so in value. Silly things totally acceptable!
Our 'secret Santa' will be handed out at our lunch.
Walkers must wear walking boots, and a CHRISTMASSY HAT, and carry warm and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves. We recommend that you bring spare socks and shoes to leave on the bus in preparation for dry feet at lunchtime.
FOUL WEATHER: this walk is exposed to the elements. If the weather is really inclement, we'll take a more sheltered alternative, still finishing at the Clatterin Brig.
Coach leaves Culter Village Hall 9.15 am, returning around 4.00pm
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org please reply by Wed 29th Nov at the latest to allow lunch numbers to be confirmed with venue.
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