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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








Date: Sunday, 4th June ’23

Leader 1: Stuart Sefton

Location: Gatehouse to Aberfeldy

Grade: B (?)

Distance: 10.5 Miles / 17Km

Leader 2: Liz Cushley

Location: Birds of Aberfeldy

Grade: B (?)

Distance: 9 Miles / 14.5Km

Booking: Please contact Liz Cushley on 07761 832606 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 at 8.30am, behind the Time Capsule, followed by Airdrie, across from the railway station.

Extra info: Visit Aberfeldy

midweek walk








Notes: A change of contact details for this walk only. Will people who want to book their place, call Tony, instead of David.

Date: Wednesday, 14th June, 2023

Leader: Tony Grimason

Walking Location: Carnbroe and Calderbank Circular

Meeting Location: Meet at the Tesco car park on Paddock Street, Sikeside, at 12noon (next to Carnbroe Care Home). Mostly good paths with some muddy parts. The walk goes through Carnbroe to join the cycle track up to Eurocentral, then through Faskin woods, to skirt Chapelhall, to the Brownsburn Nature Reserve, before returning to the start via Cairnhill Wood.

Distance: 8 Miles / 13km

Booking: To book your place, contact Tony Grimason, on 07516 238706. 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.

Future social events, Christmas 2023 and Easter 2024

Replies are required asap with regard to the Christmas Night and Easter weekend as these have to be booked in the next couple of weeks

Please find listed below forthcoming social events, Christmas overnight event 2023 and Easter weekend 2024.

Quiz Night – Friday 15 September
The annual quiz night will take place in Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club, price £5. Liz Cushley will be taking the names for this in due course. As per last year food will be provided and we will also be having a raffle for club funds.

Murder Mystery – Friday 20 October
Tony Grimason is arranging a Murder Mystery evening in Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club. Price TBC will include a 2 course meal, details to follow. Tony will be taking the names for this in due course.

Overnight Xmas Party Night – The Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore – Saturday 16/Sunday 17 December
The proposed night out will take place on the weekend of 16th/17th December 2023. The cost of the weekend will be £58 per person, and will include evening meal with entertainment and a full Scottish breakfast. The night out is open to all club members, friends and families. Anyone interested should email Jackie Wilson at jacquelinewilson117@gmail.com giving name(s), and room requirements (single, double or twin).

Please note if we do get enough numbers it may be possible to put on a bus leaving from our usual stops at Coatbridge and Airdrie. Can you also confirm if you would like to go on the bus when you are putting your name and room requirement down.

NB: if you have already put your name down on the original list can you please still email Jackie.

Easter 2024 – Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April (3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast)

We are currently considering using a coach company for next Easter weekend. We have looked at Tartan Travel and Caledonian Travel, Caledonian may be the better option as they only require £20 deposit per person if we book. Full details of location and price would follow if we get the numbers.

The bus company would pick us up locally at Coatbridge/Airdrie on the Friday. I have requested that one of the days (Saturday) the driver could take us and pick us up in order that a walk can take place and on the other day (Sunday) could be a leisurely day out.

We would need 40 people if this were to go ahead so would appreciate if you could email Christine at cmrambler@talktalk.net asap if this would be of interest. If this does go ahead and booking confirmed, a £20 deposit per person will be required immediately.

Want to know about events, walk locations, walking programmes or just want to know more about the club in general?
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