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.

29 November – 1 December
Loch Ossian
Grade 2 & 3
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We are making a return to the cosy small hostel at Loch Ossian, reachable only by train, or track over the hills. There are three Munros, a Corbett and a Graham accessible from this remote hostel. Please note that the club is not making a group booking and the hostel is small with only a limited number of beds, so it is important to express interest in going then make your own booking with the hostel. There is only one train in each direction on that Sunday.

11 January
Day Walk: Southern Highlands
Grade 2
We will be seeking a snowy hill! Will it be Ben Vorlich, Ben Ledi or Ben Venue? 

7-9 February
Newtonmore
Grade 2, 3, ski
This is a new venue for a meet in the Cairngorm National Park area. We will be staying at the Strathspey Mountain Hostel in Newtonmore which is just off the A9. It is a little further to get to Cairngorm for downhill skiing, but there is opportunity for cross-country skiing nearby. To the north and west of the village there are hills aplenty, 400m, 500m, 800m and for the price of a 6km walk-in on a track/path you can reach the Munro A’ Chailleach at 930m (this is for those who like to get up and off really early as the days will still be short!).

7 March
Pitlochry area
Grade 3 day walk
This may be the Marylin, Creag nam Mial or another hill in the area,should there be requests for it.

3-5 April
Inverardran Cottage, Crianlarich (club dinner)
Grades 2, 3 & 4
There is a variety of hills large and not-so-large in the area. Cost of accommodation at the Inverardran Cottage is £12.50 per person per night. You will need to bring a sleeping bag. This weekend will also incorporate dinner at the Best Western Crianlarich Hotel on the Saturday night.

Fri 24 – Mon 27 April
Island of Canna
Grade 4
This will be the Club’s first trip to Canna, so if you are into bagging islands this could be one to add! We will set sail from Mallaig on the CalMac ferry on Friday (time TBC), returning on Monday. We will be staying at the island’s bunkhouse where 8 places have been booked at a cost of £15 per night. It would also be possible to camp near the bunkhouse if it becomes full which will be £10/tent/night. The bunkhouse is half a mile from the pier and has essential facilities. Canna has some amazing wildlife and wonderful views. It is the westernmost of the Small Isles archipelago and is linked to the neighbouring island of Sanday. Canna is just 4.3miles x 1 mile but offers plenty to do and enjoy. To ring the changes we have booked 8 places for dinner in the Canna cafe for the Saturday night. It may be possible to bag the neighbouring island of Muck on the Saturday.

9 May
Arrochar Alps
Grade 3 day walk
A day walk in the Arrochar Alps; possibly the Cobbler or something in the West of Scotland to entice those living around the Glasgow area.

29 May – 1 June (Fri – Mon)
Knoydart
Grades 2 & 3
We are returning to Knoydart again! Three Munros, three Corbetts, miles of remote coastline, more distance hills and many lower level walks are accessible from our base in this wild area. We will take the ferry from Mallaign on the Friday and return on the Monday, staying in the well-known Knoydart Foundation Bunkhouse for the 3 nights. The accommodation is well equipped and will cost £25 per night. The return ferry is approx £20. Please show interest early to avoid disappointment!

19-21 June
Speyside – Long Distance Walk
Grade 2
Following the success of the Lairig Ghru walk earlier this year, why not try this long-distance path of approximately 21 miles (34 km) through the Cairngorm National Park. Staying at the Cairngorm Christian Centre in Kincraig on the Friday and Saturday nights, the plan is to walk between Glen Tromie, past Gaick Lodge and Dalnacardoch. Seven places have been booked at Kincraig but it may be possible to increase the number if required.

Mon 5 – Fri 9 October
Isle of Skye
Grade 1 and Grades 3 & 4 for non Cuillin Ridge walks
This five day trip to Skye offers the option of hiring a guide to attempt the more challenging Cuillin Munros over 2 or 3 days as well as other hillwalking options not involving the high Cuillin. Accommodation is likely to be in the Skye Basecamp in Broadford costing £72-£88 for four nights. Cost of hiring a guide will be £155-£193 per person for two guided days.