Current Programme

calendarOur programme for the next few months is shown below. We hope that you will be interested in attending one or more of these meets. Please contact schc.info@yahoo.co.uk. Visit us on Facebook.
If you want to know more about the hills or area where we’re holding a meet, check out the Scotland and Scottish Mountains section of our links.
We ask that you are realistic and consider your fitness, resilience, ability and equipment before selecting a meet that is suitable to you. For example, the degree of fitness, resilience, ability and equipment that are required for a winter day in the Cairngorms, are of a completely different order of magnitude to those required for a summer walk in the Trossachs. You should be responsible for your own safety and enjoyment and consider that of others so that everyone has an enjoyable time and no one is put at undue risk or inconvenience. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

25 May
Day Walk – Ben Ledi
Grade 4
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A day walk to the easily reached Ben Ledi.   If weather and fitness permit, Benvane could be added (with some car rearrangements).

14-16 June
Walking the Lairig Ghru
Grade 3
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Staying at Mar Lodge bunkhouse. Cost:  accommodation £40 and a small amount to cover travel to start at Rothiemurchus and shared food costs.  The plan is to walk the Lairig Ghru on the Saturday starting from Coylumbridge and ending back at Mar Lodge. This is a long and sometimes rough walk of about 20 miles through the heart of the Cairngorms with a total ascent of about 650m. Cars will be used to get everyone to the start. We have full use of Mar Lodge hostel near Linn of Dee.

29 June
Glen Lyon hills – day walk
Grade 3
Here is a chance to make the most of mid- summer and bag 4 Munros in a day. The Glen Lyon hills are one of Scotland’s easier options to accomplish such a feat, but for those less inclined, or if the weather is not so good, these grassy hills allow plenty of scope for a shortened route. We will meet at Inverar, ready to leave at 1000hrs. This will hopefully see us back at the car for 1800hrs, although that might be optimistic if we do all 4 hills. Total statistics are 18km and 1386m of climb, ie less than 7hrs walking. There is then an option to eat at the Fortingall Hotel before driving home. 

12 – 15 July
Invercroft, by Achnasheen
Grade 2 & 3
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A welcome return after several years to this delightful club hut just a short walk from the road between Achnasheen and Lochcarron. A wide range of walks from the high tops of several Munros to some splendid lower mountains are readily accessible while those around Torridon and Achnashellach are not that far away. The total cost will be £17.50 per person for the two nights and a further £7 for those wishing to stay the Sunday night. 

6 – 8 September (revised date)
Island of Lismore
Grade 4 / cycle

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Our provisional plans for this event are to stay in Oban on the Friday night and do a leisurely morning cycle, approximately 25 miles, to Port Appin, take the short (10 miinute crossing) passenger ferry to the north end of Lismore bunkhouse (approx 5 miles) which has a campsite as well where we would stay for the Saturday night. Saturday afternoon and Aunday would be available for exploring Lissmore by bike or on foot and we would return to Oban direct on the vehicle ferry (terminal approx 1 mile from bunkhouse/campsite) on Sunday. It is also possible not to cycle and go direct from Oban on the vehicle ferry on the Saturday morning and there is also flexibility to extend your stay on Lismore. This is a busy time, so early booking essential. 

20 – 22 September
Muir Hut, Braemar
AGM weekend
Grade 2, 3 & 4
More details to follow.