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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.

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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








There will be a choice of two walks in the Arrochar Area

Date: Sunday, 26th March ’23

Leader 1: Kenny Weldon

Location: The Cobbler

Grade: A (?)

Distance: 7 Miles / 11Km

Leader 2: Ken Paton

Location: Rest and Be Thankful to Arrochar

Grade: B (?)

Distance: 8 Miles / 13Km

Booking: Please contact Christine McMahon on  07837 990985 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 Airdrie at 8.30am across from the railway station followed by Coatbridge behind the Time Capsule. 

Extra Info:  Scotland Off the Beaten Track | Walkhighlands – The Cobbler, Arrochar

midweek walk








Date: Wednesday, 12th April, 2023

Leader: David Dunn

Walking Location: Strathclyde Park to Chatelherault (return)

Meeting Location: Meet at Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre rear car park at 12 noon.
Good paths for most of the walk, which follows the Avon way to Chatelherailt, then the old mineral tramway to Hoolet row, and back to the visitor centre for coffee, before returning to Strathclyde Park.

Distance: 9 Miles / 14.5km

Booking: To book your place, contact David Dunn, on 07746 714394. Booking is recommended in case of any changes to the advertised programme. Please note there is no charge for these walks, unless public transport is required.

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.



Craignlynne Hotel

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