“The group comprises absolute beginners (not necessarily youngsters), a number of
more experienced walkers and international trekkers”
We are a group of individuals who take pleasure in walking coastal, woodland and
hill routes in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands. The group includes absolute
beginners (not necessarily youngsters), some more experienced hill walkers and even
some international trekkers, Munro baggers. We welcome people of all ages and experience.
We enjoy both the scenery and the opportunity to socialise with others while exploring
our beautiful part of the world. We try to ensure that everyone is able to participate
in at least one of the two scheduled walks each month. We try to ‘grade’ each route
according to the level of experience required by walkers, steepness of terrain and
any area that presents specific challenges.
We meet on 2nd and 17th of each month except when inclement weather puts the kibosh
on our plans. Fixed dates enable those of us with other regular activities and commitments
to be able to attend some walks throughout the year.
We aim to have one relatively easy walk for those newer to walking or who are able
to undertake only a fairly easy walk of shorter distance and simple terrain. More
experienced walkers act as pathfinders on these and offer invaluable support and
encouragement to those newer to the hills and coastal walks. They happily share their
knowledge of walks, wildlife, history, geography and local industry.
For experienced walkers who prefer more of a challenge and are able to tackle a more
difficult terrain or longer, steeper walks, glen traverses or corrie explorations
or reaching the summit of Munros, we have more challenging monthly outings. Many
of our walkers also undertake other walks throughout the month and enjoy each other’s
company on these ad hoc outings.
We met on 5th November 2014 to review how the group was progressing. This meeting
attracted a good turnout and ideas for new walks were discussed, the concept of a
‘pathfinder’ for each walk was developed and agreed. We also agreed that in order
to improve communications and open up the group to new members we would attempt to
set up this website and write an occasional article in ‘An Carranach’.
We welcome anyone who wishes to join us. To do so just contact any member of the
group; contact Alan who maintains the contact list (click on Join Us on the menu
bar above) or just come along to one of our walks.
“We meet on 2nd and 17th of each month except when inclement weather puts the kibosh
on our plans”