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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.

before booking

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.

Fit For A Fiv£r!

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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: Saturday, 19th November ’22

Leader: Alan Robertson

Location: Inveruglas to Tarbet via Glen Loin

Grade: B (?)

Distance: 6.5 Miles / 10.5Km

Booking: Please contact Ken Paton on 07711 612520 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 across from the railway station at 8.30am, followed by Coatbridge behind the Time Capsule

Bus Fare: Bus fare is £15. To minimise the handling of change could passengers please bring exact money. New walkers first journey using the bus please pay £5 – Fit for a fiver

Extra Info: Three Loch Way – Arrochar (Inveruglas) | See Loch Lomond – Inveruglas | Tarbet Hotel | Undiscovered Scotland – Tarbet

club agm info








Date: Monday, 14th November ’22

Location: Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club (Boardroom)

Time: 7.30pm

The AGM is open to all members and new walkers.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Our long awaited quiz night will take place in Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club, Coatdyke on Friday 4 November 2022.

Liz Cushley is now selling tickets and can take bookings by text 07761 832606, tickets can also be paid at the door on the night.

Price is £5 which includes sandwiches and snacks. A licensed bar will also be available. Teams should be groups of 4. Liz has a list of anyone who purchased tickets pre-covid so no need to purchase again if you are on this list. All proceeds go to bus-hire funds. Raffle prize donations welcome.

In previous years, the club have enjoyed a Xmas overnight stay at the Highlander Hotel in Newtonmore, which included a party night.

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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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