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Monklands Ramblers

exploring scotland since 1985

We are one of the longest running R.A. clubs in Scotland, and the first Scottish R.A. club on the Internet! We are based in the Monklands area of Central Scotland in North Lanarkshire, some 12 miles east of Glasgow.

before booking

due to covid-19 restrictions…

1. We have a limit of 30 on coach. Names on waiting list have priority on next walk,

2. Please note that all passengers must book in advance and not turn up on the day without a confirmed booking. The booking contact will be indicated on the newsletter and may differ from the walk leader. The club uses the booking list to supply social stops with the names and contact numbers for track/trace

3. If you are unable to attend a walk, please let the leader know immediately so that anyone on the waiting list can take your place. There are no charges for cancellations.

4. Confirmation of a place on the walk will only be sent if there are cancellations and a place becomes available

5. Face masks are compulsory during travel. Hand sanitiser will be available when boarding the bus.

6. Morning refreshment stops and evening social stops cannot be guaranteed while restrictions are in place.

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Ben Nevis & Fort William Webcam

The Ben Nevis Webcam is located on the banks of Loch Linnhe, Fort William. The web cam updates every minute and captures fantastic views of Ben NevisFort William, Loch Linnhe and Aonach Mor.

Buachaille Etive More Webcam

Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe, Argyll, is one of the most beautiful mountains in Scotland. The picture of it above was taken a short time ago by a camera at the Glencoe Mountain Ski Centre.

Weekend Walks








Note: In view of the current Covid situation, the two walks scheduled for Sunday, 16 January and Saturday, 29 January, will be local walks only. There is no bus hire, so please make your own way to the starting point. There is no charge for these walks. Also please note that the starting time for these 2 walks are at 10am instead of our usual 8.30.

Date: Sunday, 16th January ’22

Leader: Ken Paton

Location: Roughrigg Reservoir and Blackhill Circuit

Distance: 8.5 Miles / 13.7 km

Walk Time: 4h 30min (approx)

Grade: (Easy) B (?)

Booking: Please book by text to Ken Paton on 07711 612520.

Meeting Location: Entrance to Brownsburn Industrial Estate at the corner of Brownsburn Road and Ninian Road near Carlisle Road at 10am. Parking available on the access road to Industrial Estate.

upcoming AGM

Our upcoming AGM will be held in the Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club. Monday 6th December, 7.30pm in the Boardroom. See below the agenda and the location if you would like to attend the meeting.


The club’s Easter weekend 2022 will be at the Royal Hotel, Oban
Friday 15 to Monday 18 April 2022 (3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast)

Prices are:

£55 pppn plus £20 pppn for single room supplement; £35 pppn sole occupancy supplement for a double/twin;

£165 per person for the 3 nights DBB sharing a twin/double room (£55 pppn);
£225 per person for the 3 nights DBB for a single room (£75 pppn);
£270 per person for the 3 nights DBB for sole occupancy in a twin/double (£90 pppn);

In order to secure rooms, please email Christine at cmrambler@talktalk.net asap and advise of your name, number of people and type of room. No deposit is required at the moment, details to follow.


Travel by Citylink bus or anyone can make their own way there if preferred. Details to follow on bus prices.

Want to know about events, walk locations, walking programmes or just want to know more about the club in general?
Send us a message & we'll reply as soon as we can.

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