SUNDAY 2nd February 2014

Meikle Carewe

Distance 16 km. Ascent 150 metres. OS map 45.

We start at Durris Forest at the car park at NO807945 and initially take a forest track but soon join the Elsick Mounth path. We follow this to the edge of the forest and on to the Lang Stane, a standing stone with an inscription on it. From here we take the path up the hill to the wind farm, where it is possible to visit the summit of Meikle Carewe (266m, NO827920) and the trig point on Curlethney Hill (246m, NO839918). We then follow a path which descends to the Raedykes Roman camp, and pick up a minor road which we follow to the junction at NO838892. Here we rejoin the Elsick Mounth and follow it back to the starting point.

Total Time: Approx. 5 hrs + breaks.

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 9:00 am and return around 4:00 pm. Transport by shared cars.
Possible refreshments after at the Mains of Drum garden centre.
Contact Jackie and Andy Moat Tel: 01224-732944 and advise if happy to drive.
Closing date Thursday 30th January 2014.

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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