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.

Fit For A Fiv£r!

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due to covid-19 restrictions, please note the following

1. We have a limit of 26 on coach and 30 on a walk. Names on waiting list have priority on next walk,

2. All passengers must book in advance and not turn up on the day without a confirmed booking

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,

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.

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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








Date: Sunday, 20th June ’21

Leader: Douglas Bryson

Location: Glenfarg Tunnel to Abernethy

Distance: 12.8 km / 8 Miles

Grade: B (?)

Booking: This walk is now fully booked.

Price: £10 (discounted price), £5 (Fit for a Fiver Promo for first time walkers with our club). Please ensure you have exact change to avoid any monetary exchange contact.

Meeting Location: First pick is in Coatbridge Time Capsule at 9.00am, followed by Airdrie Aldi Car Park (opposite Airdrie Rail Station) ()

Extra Info: As well as normal gear please bring a torch (or use the spotlight on your mobile) since we will be walking through the Glenfarg North Railway Tunnel for about 10 minutes near the start of the walk. The route takes in Binn Hill and Castle Law before finishing in Abernethy via the Witches Trail.

A morning stop has been arranged at the Heaven Scent cafe in Milnathort in the outside garden area. When boarding the bus please indicate if you will be coming in to the cafe since they would like to know numbers.


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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