Stob Coire Creagach is the highest summit of Binnein an Fhidhleir - the latter being the original name of the whole mountain, although walkers often use it to refer to the lower western summit. The mountain impressively walls in the north side of Glen Kinglas. It gives a short hillwalk but with a truly gruelling and unremittingly steep ascent. The views from the ridge are simply superb. More details here.
This enjoyable walk from Maidens sets out along the coast to visit the Culzean Castle Country Park. The route has a bit of everything - beach, fine woodlands, sea views, attractive lochs and a truly spectacular stately castle. The grounds are free to enter from Maidens but you would need to buy a ticket to visit the castle itself, or a grounds ticket for a more extended visit to the gardens. Full details here.
This easy-going circuit on forest tracks has excellent views over Loch Ard including the remains of a small crannog. A steep, but short, climb is rewarded with a typical Trossachs view of loch and mountains, especially good in the autumn colours.
Grade: Easier walks, mostly on well defined paths, with no special difficulties
Your chance to catch a BIG ONE as well as plenty of Mackeral.
In the Firth of Clyde various species including Cod, Pollack, Coalfish, Mackeral, Ling and Wrasse can be caught.
A trip not to be missed.
- Departing Glasgow at 7.30am returning for around 4pm
- Fishing time: 10am to 2pm
- £35 per person. (Over 16s only for this trip)
- You can bring your own tackle or hire on the boat for £10 per rod (pay on the day).
- Limited spaces for this trip.
As this trip will require booking of a charter boat it is subject to a minimum of eight people registering. In the event we are unable to get minimum number of people required the trip will be cancelled and full money refunded to you.
Beinn a' Choin is a rugged and wild tract of moorland and rocky hills lying to the north of Ben Lomond. The obvious horseshoe route to the summit around Coire Arklet has no parking area, so this route instead climbs the mountain from the RPSB car park at Garrison Farm. More details here.
Ben Cleuch is the highest of the Ochils and one of the most popular hillwalks in Central Scotland. There are many possible routes of ascent; the circuit described ascends via the popular path up The Law before descending over Ben Ever and then steeply back down into the dramatic Mill Glen. More details
GRADE 3: Moderate hillwalk. Terrain will be steep. This grade includes the most straightforward and popular Munros.
Beinn an Lochain was classified as a Munro on Sir Hugh's original list. More recent surveys put it well below 3000 feet but it is very steep and fine mountain that admits no inferiority to the surrounding higher peaks. It gives a short but strenuous hillwalk. Full details can be found here.
Dumyat is the rocky little cub of the Ochils, far lower than the main range but packed with character. It has a superb position on the fringe of the range overlooking Stirling and the Central Belt; the views are superb. A perfect first hillwalk on a fine day, this route avoids the very steep slopes on the southern flank of the hill. Full details here.
A visitor centre and good car parking makes this an easy circular route around Europe's largest onshore windfarm.
One for the more adventurous (North West Highlands). Hike to a remote loch and fish for wild brownies.
An all day trip to a remote North West Highlands loch (exact location to be decided nearer the time).
This will be a fly only fishing trip and you will require your own tackle.
Timing: Departing Glasgow at 7am and returning for around 7pm.
Over 16's only for this session
With a high-level start point, a direct path and fine views, Ben Donich makes an excellent objective for a shorter hillwalk. There is a little rocky ground with a slight scramble down before the summit to add a little character. Full details available here.
This interesting circular route takes in two Roman hill forts on the Antonine Wall, both good viewpoints, as well as the Forth and Clyde Canal. The route starts and finishes at Auchinstarry Marina on the canal where is parking, toilets and a pub/restaurant.
Grade 2: Slightly hard
Ben Venue - one of the rockiest hills in the Trossachs - is not in view from Loch Ard, which results in this approach being quieter than that from Loch Achray. Nonetheless the beautiful broadleaved woodland of the lower Ledard Glen provides a picturesque approach, though the upper glen is boggy. Once on the ridge, the views are magnificent. Full details can be found here.
Please note: this is the last walk before Ramadhan.
Ben Vane is only just high enough to make Munro status, but it is a steep, rocky little mountain that admits no inferiority to its higher neighbours. The ascent is short by hillwalking standards but there are several false tops and the climb is a sustained one. Click here for full details.
Broughton Heights is the highest of the fine range of hills lying to the east of the village. With grassy ridges and steep heathery slopes, the hills gives some superb views. This route takes in Broughton Heights itself before returning over Hammer Head to take in Trahenna Hill. Click here for full details.