Gwydyr Rd, Crieff, UK, PH7 4BS

Hill Walkers

Once a month a group of us endeavour to get out into the marvellous Scottish countryside and climb something. We usually try to do a Munro or two (at the rate we're going we'll have them all done sometime in the next century). We're definitely walkers - anything involving ropes and crampons is right out. Some of us are, ahem, more fit than others.

All welcome to join us...

Upcoming...

Walking like an Egyptian from Loch Earn to Loch Lubnaig via Stuc a’ Chroin.

With Mike, Scott, Arlene, Steves P and L and our special Egyptian guest, Llew.  Tiny, Moss and Stella were the hounds.  Weather was HOT (though not by Egyptian standards, we understand).

Photos on Flickr

Up Ben Vorlich, the other one – near Loch Lomond.  Dodgy start to the weather but things brightened up considerably as we approached the summit.

Mike, Scott, Steve L, Steve P, Wendy were the humans.  Stella and Tiny were the dogs.

More photos on Flickr…

An illustrated talk by Mike Lewis, Sat Feb 20th at 19:30, at the Crieff SDA Church.

Drinks and nibbles provided.
Retiring Collection for Child India.

It’s been a while since we posted pics from a walk.  Mainly this is because we didn’t actually go out much – the weather hasn’t been too good on the days we set aside for a hill walk.

Anyway – the weather today was superb.  Cold and clear.  We set off for Glencoe without a clear idea of where we’d go.  We ended up atop Stob Na Doire, the middle peak of the Buachaille Etive Mòr ridge.

Here’s a video…

(Mike L, Steve L, Scott B but, sadly, no Tiny the Dog – too cold for her…)

A quick trip up the classic Glencoe hill, Buachaille Etive Mòr.  We didn’t get started until 12:30 but made the summit in under 2 hours (which is quick for us…).  Only got soaked once and thankfully the top was clear so we could see something.

Bob Rodd came with us this time – and this was only his second ever Munro. Not that he’s competitive or anything – but he’d like us to note that he reached the summit first.

More pics on Flickr…

(Scott, Llew, Bob, Steve L and Tiny the Dog.)

Cancelled due to the grim weather. Better luck next time…

(Started from White Corries, scrambled up Sron na Criese, 1st Munro: Creise, 2nd Munro Meall a’ Bhuiridh.  Mike L, Jennie P, Steve L with dogs Mabel and Tiny)

In the four and a half years we’ve been doing these hill walks I think this was the best day yet.  Superb weather and stunning scenery.  A bit steep in places for the scaredy amongst us (ie me) and even Tiny the Dog was a bit distressed.  But a splendid day in the best of the Scottish hills followed by a large plate of veggie curry and chips in the Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum.  Marvellous…

More pics on Flickr…

Abandoned due to the weather.

The trouble with the hills in Scotland is the names.  I go on a hill walk, consult the map, climb a few hills, walk a ridge and by the time I get home I can’t remember the name of anything we climbed.  Oh well.

We walked the ridge south of Balquidder, overlooking Lochs Doine and Voil.

Steve P, Steve L. Mike, Jen P were the humans, Mabel and Tiny were the dogs.

Photos on Flickr.

Destination to be determined….contact Mike for details and to confirm participation on 01764 655327, or email him on mike@scotmagic.co.uk

For the second month in a row the sun shone and we could see something from the summit. A surprisingly easy day – helped by the fact you start at a car park some 600m up. Did the Cairn Gorm part in a few hours – possibly the dullest hill we’ve ever been up. Then the walk out to MacDui on the flat plateau. Superb views from MacDui across the Lairig Ghru. Next time we’re up here we’ll do the other side…

Steve P, Steve L, Llew and Tiny The Dog.

Photos on Flickr

Our original plan was to head to Glencoe but the weather in the west was a bit dreich so we stayed closer to home and went up two summits near Killin, Creag Mhor (1048m) and Beinn Heasgarnich (1076m).

It was hot, even though snow was on the ground at altitude. We got to see the view from the summit – a novelty…

Mike, Steve L, Wendy – her last climb with us – did the two summits along with Tiny The Dog. Jen and Etien P did the first (Creag Mhor) with Mabel the Hound.

Photos are on Flickr.

A mixed day up Glen Nevis.  The weather was perfect and we were doing sort-of OK for people who clearly aren’t fit enough.  We were approaching the first summit on the Mamores ridge when Tiny The Dog rather badly injured her leg.  Steve turned round and took Tiny down, whilst the rest headed for the first summit.  However the snow and ice was a bit too tricky for those who were without crampons and they to descended.  But what a beautiful place Glen Nevis is…

Photos are on Flickr

“The View from Kala Patar” – an illustrated talk by Mike Lewis describing his winter trek in the Khumbu Himalaya. Stunning mountain photography and amusing anecdotes will make this a memorable evening. Come and join us!

A hillwalk is planned for Sunday 13th January 8:30am – 5:30pm. Contact Mike for details on 01764 655327

Previously...

May hill walk, led by Steve Peacock (01764-681348). 9am start at Steve Logan’s house, destination to be the Dalmally Horseshoe, weather permitting…

A fantastic day on the Buachaille Etive Mor ridge.

After ‘the Buckle’ last month we’re keeping things a bit flatter for the July trip.

We’re going canoeing! Contact Steve Peacock for details.

The plan was to go for Cairngorm, Ben Mheadhoin and Ben MacDui but it looks like the weather on the east side of Scotland isn’t going to be good.
So…

It seems more sensible to head west, where we should get better conditions earlier rather than later. Depending on the updated forecast on Saturday night, Mike is proposing that we head for Ben Cruachan or maybe even Garbh Bheinn on the far side of Loch Linnhe (a cracking good horseshoe with stupendous views and a wee scramble)

Meet at Mike’s home ready for an 08:30 departure (please note earlier start than usual). Please confirm participation with Mike beforehand (01764 655327).

Meet at Mike’s home bright and early at 8:30am.

Destination will depend on the weather. 

Contact Mike on 01764-655327 or mike@scotmagic.co.uk for details…

Meet at Mike’s home bright and early at 8:30am.

Destination will depend on the weather. 

Contact Mike on 01764-655327 or mike@scotmagic.co.uk for details…

Meet at Mike’s home bright and early at 8:30am.

Destination will depend on the weather.

Contact Mike on 01764-655327 or mike@scotmagic.co.uk for details…

This is a low level family walk in Strathyre, 10:00am – 4:00pm Contact Mike on  01764 655327 or mike@scotmagic.co.uk for details.

A hillwalk is planned for Sunday 13th January 8:30am – 5:30pm. Contact Mike for details on 01764 655327

“The View from Kala Patar” – an illustrated talk by Mike Lewis describing his winter trek in the Khumbu Himalaya. Stunning mountain photography and amusing anecdotes will make this a memorable evening. Come and join us!

A mixed day up Glen Nevis.  The weather was perfect and we were doing sort-of OK for people who clearly aren’t fit enough.  We were approaching the first summit on the Mamores ridge when Tiny The Dog rather badly injured her leg.  Steve turned round and took Tiny down, whilst the rest headed for the first summit.  However the snow and ice was a bit too tricky for those who were without crampons and they to descended.  But what a beautiful place Glen Nevis is…

Photos are on Flickr

Our original plan was to head to Glencoe but the weather in the west was a bit dreich so we stayed closer to home and went up two summits near Killin, Creag Mhor (1048m) and Beinn Heasgarnich (1076m).

It was hot, even though snow was on the ground at altitude. We got to see the view from the summit – a novelty…

Mike, Steve L, Wendy – her last climb with us – did the two summits along with Tiny The Dog. Jen and Etien P did the first (Creag Mhor) with Mabel the Hound.

Photos are on Flickr.

For the second month in a row the sun shone and we could see something from the summit. A surprisingly easy day – helped by the fact you start at a car park some 600m up. Did the Cairn Gorm part in a few hours – possibly the dullest hill we’ve ever been up. Then the walk out to MacDui on the flat plateau. Superb views from MacDui across the Lairig Ghru. Next time we’re up here we’ll do the other side…

Steve P, Steve L, Llew and Tiny The Dog.

Photos on Flickr

Destination to be determined….contact Mike for details and to confirm participation on 01764 655327, or email him on mike@scotmagic.co.uk

The trouble with the hills in Scotland is the names.  I go on a hill walk, consult the map, climb a few hills, walk a ridge and by the time I get home I can’t remember the name of anything we climbed.  Oh well.

We walked the ridge south of Balquidder, overlooking Lochs Doine and Voil.

Steve P, Steve L. Mike, Jen P were the humans, Mabel and Tiny were the dogs.

Photos on Flickr.

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