Welcome to the
Monklands Ramblers

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








Info: The walk is mainly on good forest tracks and paths. There should be views over Loch Ard and an interesting walk by the Katrine Aquaduct.

Date: Saturday, 23rd October ’21

Leader: Jackie Wilson

Location: Milton to Aberfoyle by Loch Ard and Katrine Aquaduct

Distance: 9.5 Miles /15 km

Grade: B (?)

Booking: Please contact Christine McMahon on 07837990985 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.

Price: £12 , £5 (Fit for a Fiver Promo). Please ensure you have exact change to avoid any monetary exchange contact.

Meeting Location: First pick is in Coatbridge by The Time Capsule at 8.30am, followed by Airdrie at Farmfoods (Opposite the Airdrie train station) ()

Extra Info: Loch Katrine Aqueduct | Undiscovered Scotland – Aberfoyle | Visit Scotland – Loch Ard | Wikipedia – Stirling


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.

Monklands Ramblers AGM

Below are the downloadable documents for Monklands Ramblers 2020 AGM.

If anyone has any issues arising from the Minutes, Chairperson’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, or any other matters to do with the club, please email Christine at cmrambler@talktalk.net.

Any committee nominations should also be emailed to Christine.

Our current committee are as follows:

✔ Bernadette Boulton – Chairperson
✔ Douglas Bryson – Treasurer
✔ Christine McMahon – Secretary
✔ Ken Paton – Walks Convenor
✔ David Rankin – Webmaster
✔ Pat Rawlinson – Publicity Officer
✔ Other members: Liz Cushley, David Dunn, Kenny Weldon, Jackie Wilson.


(All contact info on our committee can be found on our contact page.)

If anyone else is interested in joining the Committee, please let Christine know.

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