ABERDEEN HILLWALKING CLUB CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 As you are no doubt aware UK government guidance has now outlined more stringent measures in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. In line with a number of other similar organisations and groups, the committee has agreed that we now need to cancel all future walk outings from today and onwards until further notice. We appreciate that these steps are a significant development but necessary in order to safeguard the wellbeing of us all. We very much hope to be back in touch with you in the future when things return to normal. Meantime please stay safe and well. Frank Kelly President
“This club was recommended to me by a colleague, and I am so thrilled to have found it. My first walks have included a stunning path along the coast, a country walk, and a magnificent hike in the Cairngorms. The club members were very welcoming to a newcomer, while still leaving space for the stillness and quiet of a good walk. As a person new to the area and without a car, the club has been a great way to experience much more of the countryside than I ever would have seen on my own. “
We offer a regular programme of fortnightly Sunday outings each year from March to early November and monthly winter walks in December, January and 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 10 miles. Options for shorter walks are clearly identified. Advance bookings are necessary and individuals are encouraged to register and book directly on the 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 (gilbertmccurdy
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.
– 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)
– get advice on long distance walks
– download route of the next walk to your mobile (GPX file)
– 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.
“Great first outing. Nice easy walk around Potarch, mostly flat so a good one to get me started. Really enjoyed it. Thank you for making me feel so welcome. Hopefully I can improve my map reading skills in the coming months. Suitable for all as a real mix of fast walkers and the more relaxed so plenty of time to enjoy, stop and take photos. Lovely being out in the countryside again. Transport to and from Aberdeen meant I can snooze on the way home, perfect! I will be recommending the group to my friends”.
Welcoming to newcomers with rusty legs like me, the Aberdeen Hillwalking Club has just the right amount of sociability and ambition. There is plenty of time and space for quiet, solitary walking, or for walking with others. And there’s time for a pint and chat at a pub post-walk. The walks themselves are challenging without being heroic. They seem suitable for a range of walking abilities. The routes are varied and interesting. Highly recommended. Dan
Buckie to Cullen
Lary to Logie Coldstone
Linn O' Dee to Loch Morlich
Lock Muick area
Tap O Noth
Enjoy the outdoors, keep active, make friends
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.
Committee: Frank Kelly . Janet Rickard . Heather Eddie . Wendy Godsman . Gilbert McCurdy . Alasdair Condie . David Fenlon . Alan Wallace . Fiona Wallace . Lynne Cursiter