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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

please know…

1. Numbers on the coach are no longer limited, but it is still essential to 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. A text will be sent back to confirm a booking.

2. If you are unable to attend a walk, please let the booking contact know immediately. There are no charges for cancellations.

3. Face masks are no longer compulsory on the coachThis will be up to each individual if they still wish to wear one.

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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 Walk









Date: Saturday, 13th August ’22

Leader 1: Kenny Weldon

Location: Meall Bhlair and Meall Duibhinidh from Blair Atholl

Grade: B+ (?)

Distance: 9 Miles / 14.5Km

Leader 2: Jackie Wilson

Location: Glen Tilt Circuit from Blair Atholl

Grade: B (?)

Distance: 10 Miles / 16Km

Booking: Please contact Ken Paton on 07711 612520 to book on the walk. Please send a text including your name and pick-up point. You can only book as an individual or for family or couple bookings. All bookings will be acknowledged with a confirmation text. This may not be immediate so please be patient.

Meeting Location: The first pick-up will be at Coatbridge behind the Time Capsule at 8.30am, followed by Airdrie across from the railway station.

Bus Fare:Bus fare is £15. To minimise the handling of change could passengers please bring exact money. New walkers first journey using the bus please pay £5 – Fit for a fiver

Extra Info: Walkhighlands – Glen Tilt | Undiscovered Scotland – Blairatholl | Hill Bagging | Dobbies – Perth

wednesday walk








Note: This walk has changed it’s path from the original walking programme, from Monklands Canal and Faskine Woods Circular.

Date: Wednesday, 17th August ’22

Leader: David Dunn

Location: Monklands Canal: Brownsburn and Faskine Woods Circular

Distance: 7 Miles / 11 km

Booking: To book on contact the leader David Dunn on 07746 714394

Meeting Location: Meet at the GO car park in Coatdyke at 12 noon.

Walk Info: Mostly good tracks with some muddy areas, Walking shoes or stout trainers recommended.

The walk will proceed up the cycle track through the Brownsburn nature reserve then onto the track west of Monks road down to the North Calder Water then up past Chapelhall to Faskin woods before returning to the GO car park via the Monklands canal. Bring a packed lunch or snack as desired.

Grantown on Spey – The Craiglynne Hotel

Please contact Christine with name(s) and room requirement at cmrambler@talktalk.net or text on 07837 990985


  • £165 per person if sharing a double or twin room – 3 nights (dinner, bed and breakfast),
  • £225 per person for single room, 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast,
  • £285 per person for double/twin sole occupancy, 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast.


Car or Citylink bus or train to Aviemore then local bus to Grantown on Spey.


Craiglynne Hotel


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