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Monklands Ramblers

exploring scotland

since 1985

before booking

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.

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

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

Fit For A Fiv£r!

Future Walk Dates

Saturday, 10 August:


Sunday, 25 August:


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Scottish mountain Webcams

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 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

28 July










Morning/Evening Stop:

The morning and evening stops will be in Pitlochry


Extra Info:

✔ Date: Sunday, 28 July

1st Leader: Kenny Higgins

✔ Location: Ben Vrackie

✔ Grade: A

✔ Distance: 8.8 Miles / 14.1 km (900 ascent)

2nd Leader: Jackie Wilson

✔ Location: Glen Banvie and Bruar Circuit

✔ Grade: B

✔ Distance: 11.1 Miles / 17.9 km (325m ascent)

✔  Walk Report: TBA

✔ Bus Fare: Bus fare is £15. Exact money is appreciated. New walkers first journey using the bus are able to use our Fit For A Fiver Promo, by paying £5.

✔ Booking: Please contact Pat Rawlinson by text message on 07873 263894 to book on the walk.

Please send a text including your full 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.

 ✔ Pick-up: First pick-up will be Coatbridge at 8.30am (at the back of the Time Capsule) followed by Airdrie (Farmfoods across from Airdrie Railway station).

Wednesday Walk

24 July

The next walk will be posted up soon...

✔ Date: 24 July

Leader: Tony Grimason

✔ Location: Blackridge To Caldercruix Linear Walk (via Hillend Reservoir)

✔ Grade: C

✔ Meet up: Meet at Farmfoods, Airdrie at 11.15 a.m. (opp. Airdrie Train Station – Edinburgh line). We will catch the 11.39 a.m. train to Blackridge, arriving at 11.51 a.m. We will start the walk at 12 p.m..

✔ Recce: A linear walk along pavement and cycle track that run parallel to the extended Airdrie to Edinburgh railway line via farmland. Hopefully, we can have a cuppa at the Angling Clubhouse adjacent to the Reservoir.

Approx Finish Time: 4 p.m. Mixture of pavements and cycle tracks. Approx 6 miles.

✔ Booking: TEXT the walk leader, Tony Grimason, on 07516238706, No phone calls

1. ONLY CONTACT the walk leader within 2 weeks of the date of a scheduled walk.
2. Maximum number on each walk: 16.
3. Booking is on a first come, first served basis.
4. A reserve list will be created in the event of cancellations.
5. No charge is applied for those participating on these walks.
6. Financial costs associated with transport are at participants own cost.
7. All walks are between 6 and 8 miles, and will be undertaken at a leisurely pace.
8. Appropriate weatherproof clothing and walking shoes/boots & poles recommended.

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RA Membership

Monklands Ramblers is an official Ramblers Association Group. We receive annual funding from the RA to finance club administration such as the website, walk leader recce expenses, the Fiver promotion etc.
RA members receive a welcome pack plus excellent quarterly magazine and an entitlement to walk with any Ramblers group in Britain. There is also access to an extensive online library of walks and discounts available to members eg Cotswold Outdoor Company, O.S maps, Ramblers Holidays etc.
You can join the RA here.
Please indicate your local group is: Monklands.


The Ramblers' Association is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company registration no. 4458492. Registered charity, Scotland no. SC039799.

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