The Club is one of the oldest in the Aberdeen area, being formed in the 1940s by staff of the then nationalised telephone service.  The Club has a very broad membership from all walks of life and is open for anyone to join.Aberdeen Hillwalking Club

We offer a regular programme of fortnightly Sunday outings each year from late February/early March to early November and monthly winter walks in December, January and early February. Outings are by hired coach leaving from New Telecom House, South College Street, with a second pick-up at the bus stop at the West Gate of Duthie Park. This is on Great Southern Road and across from Allanvale Cemetery.  Summer walks make use of the daylight hours and are generally between 12 and 20 miles, our winter walks usually cover 8 to 12 miles.   Options for shorter walks are usually available. Advance bookings are necessary and individuals are encouraged to register and book directly on an upcoming walk page. An email will confirm your place on the coach.  If you cannot book on line please contact the bookings secretary Gilbert via email  ( or telephone 01224 484361 (7pm to 8pm).

What does the club offer?


If you’re looking for a short stroll and a coffee, a low level or woodland walk, coastal trips or a more challenging venture into the hills perhaps to climb a Munro or a Corbett then this Club is for you.

join the club and make new friends

– experience the freedom of the Scottish Highlands

– as a member enjoy a discount on the cost of every walk

– come along to a selection of social events throughout the year

– travel in comfort in a luxury coach

– enjoy a discount negotiated with local shops (up to 15% on production of your valid membership card)

suggest your favourite walks for future programmes

–  get advice on long distance walks

–  attend training courses to improve your map and compass skills

– take photographs of the countryside and wildlife 

– use Facebook to update your friends or family


You don’t have to drive, you don’t have to walk on your own, however you do need some boots and you might get wet on occasions, but you will have enjoyed some of Scotland finest walks.

Get enthusiastic, and make the first steps for hill walking and join us.

“A few weeks ago I participated on my last walk with the club as I am leaving the UK.
I would like to thank Frank and members of the Committee for the lovely walks they have put on the programme. I also thank everyone for their warm welcome and the time they took to talk with me on the walks” 

“Awesome day’s walking in Glen Ey up to Carn Bhac, my first time in this Glen. It was a lovely walk with good weather and stunning views of the Cairngorms. Awesome!


Enjoy the outdoors, keep active, make friends


Glen Shee area

Forest of Deer to Mintlaw Station

Lary to Logie Coldstone

Mona Gowan

Auldich to Tomintoul

Pitlochry Ben-Vrackie Killiecrankie

Loch Lee

Easter Balmoral

Forest of Deer to Mintlaw Station

Linn O' Dee to Loch Morlich

Hill of Fare

Scolty to Feughside

Today there is pressure to get fit for all ages whether through a gym, dieting or a health club, but why not try hill walking.  Personal fitness is your choice, but we can help and offer a safe and enjoyable day out into the Scottish highlands.   A walk to suit your style and expectations every month of the year…. and with over 40 years experience we must be doing something right.

“I have been with the club for just over a year now and with the support of my
fellow walkers just bagged my first munro. So chuffed that I made it to the top and the
breathtaking scenery made it all the more worthwhile”

Committee: Frank Kelly  Janet Rickard  Heather Eddie  Wendy Godsman  Gilbert McCurdy  Alasdair Condie  David Fenlon  Elaine McKenzie  Graham Sangster  Alan Wallace  Fiona Wallace

 Look forward to seeing old and new members on our walks 

Aberdeen Hillwalking Club


Frank, Club President, Aberdeen Hillwalking Club