At Forfar Fire Station at 19:30. 12 members attended. The photo quiz was organised by John Dawson. It consisted of 30 photos of the hills (Munros, Corbetts, Grahams and others), as well as waterfalls, lochs, some flora and some fauna. 4 teams contested the quiz, with team Penny & Colin winning the traditional chocolate oranges, and the quiz trophy.
Bus cancelled due to low numbers. Meet changed to Glenshee. This was cancelled due to weather and only 2 names.
16 members, 1 guest and two dogs attended a fine balmy evening in Edzell. The walk went up stream along the river North Esk, gaining the path from the back of the Panmure Hotel. The group followed the track on the west bank upto the Gannochy bridge, then crossed the road and walked along the path on the other side until a steep descent and rough walking along the river itself, over the shaky bridge, up Gassy Brae to the High Street and back to the cars. 1.5 hours. Everyone enjoyed their walk.
Leaving from Myre car park at 07:00 by shared cars. The plan is to walk an A-to-B route over a couple of Munros, Stob Poite Coire Ardair (1053m) (optional) and Creag Meagaidh (1130m) itself. We would start at Aberarder and follow the good track up to “The Window” (distance=7.5k, ascent =750m). From that bealach, there is an optional ascent of Stob Poite Coire Ardair (distance there & back=1k, ascent=100m). We carry onto the top of Creag Meagaidh, passing Mad Meg’s Cairn on the way. From the top, we descend on the south west ridge, which has a dry-stane dyke on it (reminds me of Beinn Dearg, near Ullapool). At Creag na Cailliche, the going gets a bit steeper for a while, then we walk out to the road and the car parking at Moy. From “The Window” to Moy is distance of 8.5k, ascent of 200m. Total distance 16k, total ascent 950m, plus the Stob Poite Coire Ardair detour above. Estimated time 6.5 to 7.5 hours, including stops. Here is a map of the proposed route. Of course, this all depends on dumping a car at Moy, to take the drivers back to Aberarder to collect the other vehicles. Colin is unavailable on Sunday, so Willie will take charge. You can find Willie’s contact details here. Please let Willie know if you are coming, and he will wait for you on Sunday morning.
Booking are now open for this weekend. On the printed meet calendar it is showing that we are going to Torridon Youth Hostel but there has been an issue with the booking and we are now going to Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel, which is in the same area and gets good reviews. 18 booked so far. We've got a full hostel booking and it sleeps 31, so if anyone else wants to join us let Neil know by 9th September. See here for contact details. Also open if anyone wants to bring guests. Price is £47 for the weekend. Clare will be delighted to take payment into the club account in the normal manner.
At Forfar Fire Station at 19:30. Open Meeting followed by talk. “Wildlife in the Angus Glens” by Danny Lawson.
Still available. Contact Debbie & Brian for latest availability and prices at email@example.com.