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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.

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Future Walk Dates

Sunday, 7 January:

Club Meal – The Mint

Sunday, 14 January:

Ayr to Troon

Sunday 27 January:

Pentland Hills

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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.

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Walk Report: 

This is a 7 mile linear walk starting at the entrance to Linn Park and culminating at the top of the Cathkin Braes, linking wonderful greenspaces on Glasgow’s Southside.

The walk is essentially broken into three sections:

Section 1: Starts from the entrance gates to Linn Park, through a wooded gorge alongside the White Cart Water to Snuff Mill Bridge & Court Knowe.

Section 2: Starts from Kings Park to Ardencraig Road which entails a gradually rising, occasionally steep, walk through recently planted woodland to the mature woods of Castlemilk Park.

Section 3: The final section of our walk, is from Ardencraig to the Cathkin Braes – a steep climb which is rewarded with magnificent views over Glasgow below from Queen Mary’s seat – the highest viewpoint in Glasgow.

Walking shoes/boots & poles are essential.


Date: Saturday, 2 December 2023

Leader: Tony Grimason

Location: Glasgow Magnificent 11

Grade: B (?)

Distance: 7 Miles / 11 Km

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: First pick-up will be Airdrie at 8.30am (across from the railway station), followed by Coatbridge (behind the Time Capsule).

AGM 2023

The AGM has now finished.

Event: 38th AGM of the Monklands Ramblers

Date: Tuesday, 21st November 2023 @ 7.30pm

Location: Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club, Quarry Street, Coatbridge

Anyone wishing to nominate a member onto the Committee, please complete the undernoted slip and return to Christine McMahon (Group Secretary) by Friday 3 November 2023. More information on the upcoming AGM is available from the document below.



A short local walk will take place beforehand, (no bus hire), details of the walk will follow at a later date.

  • Date: Sunday, 7 January 2024
  • Location: The Mint
  • Address: 16 Academy Street, Coatbridge ML5 3AU
  • Price: £15.00 for 2 courses (3rd course extra) (Normal price is £20, this event has been subsidised by the Club at £5 per head).

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As the restaurant requires payment beforehand, Jackie Wilson will be selling tickets at £15 per person from the next walk. All payments will require to be made by the last walk of the year which takes place on Saturday, 2 December 2023


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

The club has confirmed our Easter 2024 break at the Highland Hotel in Strathpeffer travelling with Caledonian Travel. 

Details of full balance due and coach pick ups will be sent to all attending nearer the time.  Please note there are no more single rooms on offer, only one twin/double room is available either for sole occupancy or for sharing. Bespokehotels.com/highland-hotel

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