Date/TimeDate(s) - 30/04/2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Walk DetailsPub Stop?: Yes O/S Map Sheet No.: 37 Grid Ref. Start: 498271 Grid Ref. Finish 558195 Walk (Miles): 12 Walk Hours: 6 Bus Time to Walk:1.5 hrs Bus Time from Walk: 1 hr Departure time from walk: 3:30 p.m.
O.S.Map 37 (Strathdon).
N.B. 8.00am start from Aberdeen.
Today, we are back on Donside to walk the lesser known hills in this valley. Graham Sangster suggested this walk and your Committee included it in the 2017 Progamme. This walk is a through-one, so members who require a shorter, or different, walk – for safety reasons, please indicate your intentions with your committee member in charge of the bus.
The walk commences on the A97 (Mossat /Huntly) road at the village of Rhynie (NGR 498 271). On an unclassified road, walk E’wards and cross the Water of Bogie. Take a secondary track and head S’wards towards Barflat and Bankhead farms to eventually reach a track junction near the Iron Age fort on Cairn More. Go left and continue southwards to reach another track junction (NGR 507 235). Go right and contour the east side of Badingair Hill and Brux Hill to gain a path junction at NGR 495 204 on the north side of Edinbanchory Hill (466m). Turn left and head SE’wards to climb on a good path to the top of Lord Arthur’s Hill (518m). Descend from the top down the Fouchie Shank to eventually reach Dubston Farm. Cross the bridge over the Blacklatch Burn and walk into Tullynessle, where the bus will be parked near the church (NGR 558 195).
Walking distance approx. 12 miles
Bus departs at 3.30. pm.
In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge of the outing should be contacted, if possible, before the police are contacted.
Relevant telephone number for Grampian police is 0845 600 5700 or 999.
Committee member in charge today is Heather Eddie
Online bookings are closed for this event. Please contact Gilbert to find out if there are spaces available.