SUNDAY 4 September 2005

OS Sheet 37
Length: 13.8 km (8.5 miles) ; Ascent: 625m

The walk up Morven is not a difficult one. Morven is a dominant hill affording wonderful views in all directions on its approach, top, and its descent. For those disinclined to make the final walk to the summit, there is a good track following the base of the hill at low level, and meeting up with the others at the finishing point. The route commences from the Pass of Ballater GR 364970, and soon starts a steady climb north on land-rover track through a small wooded area before breaking into open country, providing spectacular views in all directions. Coming to a T-junction, with good track all the way, we turn right (east) for a short while before spotting the track leading up to Morven. Although not shown on the map, it is well defined and provides a clear route to the summit. Those choosing to avoid the climb simply continue east on single track, and when on land-rover track, bear left towards the disused steading and pick-up point at Bridgefoot (GR 412039).

Walkers must wear walking boots, carry warm and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty food and liquids. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. Be prepared for possible wintry conditions on the top whatever the forecast.

Bus Leaves: Culter Village Hall. 8.30 am Return approx 6.30pm

Bus fee: 10 (members), 12 non-members

Contact club BY Wed 31st August if you wish to participate.

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.

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