SUNDAY 1st December 2013

Craiglich and the Tarland Way

Distance 6.5m, Ascent 260 metres. OS map 37

We start near the Queen’s View east of Tarland , at the car park Grid Ref. NJ527064, and ascend by a narrow path to the Cairn/View Point on the west shoulder of Craiglich. From there it is an easy climb of a further kilometre to the summit, and hopefully , panoramic views of Lower Deeside.

We then descend west then south over rough ground, picking up good tracks in the forest, and meeting the Tarland Way near Coull House. We cross the Otter Bridge and finish at 520000, about 1.5 km north of Aboyne. From here, we take the bus to the Deeside Activity Centre at Dess for a Christmas lunch, £16 for a 2 course carvery. And don’t forget your Christmas hats!

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 8:30 am and return around 3.30. Transport by coach, cost for members £12, non-members £15. Please contact Rosie Hastings on 01224 733170 or 07814 589072 or Brenda Noble on 01224 733761.

Walkers must wear walking boots (gaiters also recommended), carry WARM and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty of food and liquids. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. Be prepared for possible wintry conditions on the top, 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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