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.
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
A visitor centre and good car parking makes this an easy circular route around Europe's largest onshore windfarm.
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.
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.
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
- £30 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.
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
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.
Registration will open shortly.
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 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.
A rough country and forestry route to the source of the Locher Water.
Grade 2: Slightly Hard / Forest Terrain
Please click on 'enrol on walk' to register. Car sharing from SoulRiders (Pollokshields), departure at 7:30am and returning for 3pm.
Ben Ledi is a familiar landmark from Callander and the highest mountain in the main part of the Trossachs. It is a very popular hillwalk and its position on the edge of the Highlands makes it an excellent viewpoint. For full details, please click here.
Grade: Moderate route. Steep terrain 3/5
Being held at Pollokshields Burgh Hall, 70 Glencairn Drive, Glasgow, G41 4L
The event will feature lively workshops including:
- ‘Needle Felt Workshop’ using fibre wool and felt to create a collaborative wall hanging
- ‘Upcycled Floral Brooches’ making use of old materials into something beautiful
- ‘Guided Walk & Nature Photography’ glimpse in to mother nature at Maxwell Park
- ‘Emotional Wellbeing’ managing our thoughts and feelings
- ‘Learn How to Massage Your Head, Neck & Shoulders’
- Motivational ‘Inspirational Speakers’
- ‘Fabulous Cake Decoration’
Connect with ‘Bonnie Boots’, enjoy walking in the great outdoors to enhance your health and wellbeing.
Booking is essential as space is limited
To book please contact Julia Rowe: 07960 387 762 or email: Juliarowe@cemvoscotland.org.uk
Just a stone's throw from Livingston, this beautiful circular walk takes in the Almondell Country Park en route to reach and cross a spectacular aqueduct on the Union Canal. Although in one of the more built up parts of the central belt, most of the walk has a real country feel.
Grade: Slightly harder walks. Paths may be indistinct
Scald Law is the highest of the Pentlands; this popular approach reaches it via a switchback ridge, taking in the shapely Carnethy Hill along the way. The return follows the minor road by the Loganlea and Glencorse Reservoirs. For more details, please click here.
Grade: Moderate route. Steep terrain 3/5
An easy, level walk along an abandoned railway line followed by an ascent of the landmark Loudoun Hill, Gateway to the Irvine Valley. Please click here for further details on the site.
Car sharing is recommended, meet up at SoulRiders, Forth Street, Glasgow (Pollokshields).
Balmoral Castle is a large estate house in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, near the village of Crathie, 6.2 miles west of Ballater and 6.8 miles east of Braemar.
Join us for an overnight session at the estate where we have various activities planned at the queens backyard. Some of the activities include; night walk, adults den building, trek and... well, you'll have to find out!
Dates: 10th & 11th February 2018
The next Boots & Beards 10 week Bootcamp officially starts on the 14th of January 2018 . There will be no other Bootcamp happening till after Ramadhan/ June 2018 so please let Naveed (below) know ASAP if you want to be a part of it. A free taster session has also been arranged on Mon 8th 8-9pm for newcomers at Fit4less gym in Thornliebank.
Let Naveed know if you are interested in attending the taster and will request to get your name added. Contact Nav 07861656811.
A circular walk taking in the idyllic Bracklinn Falls, a very popular local beauty spot. Once over the bridge the route climbs through forestry before descending to the quiet upper glen, with a return by minor road. Full details here
This circuit takes you high above Callander through mixed woodland to visit Callander Crags and the Jubilee Cairn. Full details here
The circuit of the hills above Glen Straddle makes an excellent short hillwalk. The ascent up the grassy ridge rising from Luss is a delight and the views over Loch Lomond and towards the Arrochar Alps are superb.
The River Lednock cascades out from a rocky gorge in the atmospheric tree-clad amphitheatre known as the Deil's Cauldron. This excellent circular walk from the attractive village of Comrie visits the Cauldron as well as having an optional ascent to the Melville Monument, an obelisk on Dun More hill that is a fine viewpoint.
Allermuir Hill is the nearest major Pentlands summit to Edinburgh and offers stunning views both over the Capital and into the heart of the range. The route ascends by the ski-slopes of the Midlothian Snowsports centre and returns via the picturesque thatched village of Swanston.
Walk details here.
This circuit starts by following one of the routes up Ben Ledi, stopping high in the picturesque Stank Glen before returning down the other side of the glen, passing a waterfall on the way. The route is well waymarked and follows a well surfaced path with some steep sections. There are good views over Loch Lubnaig and the surrounding hills.
Full details can be found here on the walk.
A minibus service is in operation, you can pay here or bring cash with you on the day should you wish to make use of this service (£5-£7 per person which covers rental and fuel).
Conic Hill is a sharp little summit rising above Balmaha. Right on the Highland Boundary Fault, this short hillwalk offers truly fantastic views over Loch Lomond and its many islands.
Please note that there is no minibus service for this walk. We will be car sharing from SoulRiders for this journey.