Sunday 2nd December 2012

Stonehaven circular, OS Map 45

Distance 4 miles/6 km

Provided the braes at Stonehaven are still closed, and there is every likelihood they will be, we shall start our walk at the Temple south of Stonehaven and make our way along the cliffs on the picturesque path to Dunnottar Castle. After this, a lane with good views to the North and West leads from the Mains of Dunnottar to Dunnottar Woods. Here we can see Lady Kennedy's bath and the Shell House before ending our walk at the edge of the woods, from where the bus will take us to the harbour and the Marine Hotel where we have lunch. Please also note that, if the wind is blowing from the south, we shall reverse the walk, finishing at the Temple.

Lunch 12.30pm at the Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, varied menu available

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 9.30 am. Return 3.30pm approximately
Transport by bus - 12 members, 15 non-members
Contact Rosie Hastings on 01224 733170 or Della Russell 01330 820376
Closing date Wednesday 28th November, 2012.

Walkers must wear walking boots, carry WARM and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty of food and liquids. Be prepared for possible wintry conditions, whatever the forecast.

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 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 co-ordinators of walks for any mishap, which may occur, during a meet. Dog owners must ensure that their dogs are on a short lead at all times.

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