Sunday 6th July 2014

A Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Distance 35 kms. Ascent 1300 metres OS Map 43 & 36

A Walk - This walk starts from Allanaquoich (NO117911). The route will take us over the bridge at the Punch Bowl and up the west side of Glen Quoich. Once the Alt an Dubh-Ghlinne has been crossed, we climb to An Diollaid and up on to the large, bare plateau of Beinn a Bhuird, and on to a small pile of rocks that mark the summit. From here we descend to the Sneck and climb up on to the Ben Avon plateau for a mild scramble up the granite tor of Leabaidh an Daimh Bhuidhe, to conquer the second Munro of the day. The descent will be back to the Sneck, then south past the Stone of the Clergyman to a path that will take us through pine woods to join the outgoing track of the morning. Depending on suitability, bikes may be used for the first section of the route. This decision will be made nearer the time.

Total Time: Approx. 10 - 12 hrs

Note: This walk has quite a few sections of open moorland, often rough and requires a reasonable level of fitness.

Meet at Culter Village Hall at 6.45 am, return around 9-10 pm.
Transport by car (drivers required) contribution to drivers please.

Contact Liz or Graham Neish Tel: 01224-743882 email
Closing date Wednesday 2nd July 2014.

B - Shooting Greens

Shooting Greens to Scolty and back, OS map 45 distance 8-10 miles

We will leave Culter Village Hall at 9am and make our way to Shooting Greens car park. We shall follow the path initially and then the track which goes alongside the Feugh Valley, mostly in the wood, but sometimes with lovely view across to Kerloch, Clachnaben, Peter Hill and Mount Battock (photo attached to whet your appetites). When this track veers left, we shall continue straight on along a path which eventually becomes a track, bringing us out to the bealach between Goauch Hill and Scolty. Here we have a choice. For those who want to do a shorter walk, we can follow a path down from the bealach to meet up with the Deeside Way and follow this most of the way to Shooting Greens car park. For those who feel they would like to climb a hill, we can continue up to Scolty, coming down the tourist route to the Kissing Gate where we turn left to join up with the Deeside Way. The shorter route is 8 miles, the longer 10 miles.

It wont be either far or fast, so do join us on an amble round the forest there. Contact Della on 01330 820376 by Wednesday 2nd July 2014 please

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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