Sunday 4th March 2012
Distance 18 kms. Ascent 440 metres OS map 37/38
Cairn William lies south of the Bennachie range. The walk goes through a mixture of woodland and open hill. There are excellent views of the Vale of Alford, Bennachie, and Millstone Hill and towards Aberdeen.
We start at the car park at 656133, going uphill through Bogmore Wood.
We go past the Whitehills Stone Circle, 500m later we then turn off the main track (644160), we ascend Cairn William.
Coming down a zig-zag path we reach the saddle between Cairn William and Pitfichie Hill (662171).
Turning left we follow the trail down hill till we reach the main forestry track (659179). We then turn right and follow the main track for 9km back to the car park. Total Time Approx. 4 hrs
Note; this route is a mountain bike championship course, so there a high probability that there will be cyclists using the trail.
Meet at Culter Village Hall at 9.00 am. Return 4.00 pm
Transport by cars.
Contact Alan Duncan Tel: 01224-734135.
Closing date 28th February, 2012.
Walkers must wear walking boots, 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.