Just a reminder that if you are jointing us on 2 Dec for lunch at Sheep Hied, send your menu choices to Sue G by this Friday (23rd Nov).
No apologies for including this one on the calendar again. It’s a gem! And this time with a twist (mebbe).
Speaking of twists, the name is apparently a corruption of Venebh meaning miniature. Sort of hoping no gaelic speakers are reading this, but if so, then I blame WH. (Though I might have made up the spelling.)
Woodland approach. Maybe even some lovely autumn colours still on the trees then rocky at the top. Plus you get 2 summits to play with! From either on a clear day (which is what the forecast is currently saying!) the views extend to the Firth of Forth, the Clyde and Isle of Arran and the Paps of Jura. Good views can also be seen along Loch Katrine, Ben A’an, Ben More, Stob Binnein, Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps. In fact, it is so beautiful that the view from the top was framed and hung on my parents’ wall when I was in short trousers. (Honest. That really was the case.)
So that’s Sunday – https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochlomond/ledard.shtml
The link shown here is to Ledard Farm but Loch Achray is also an option. Let me know if you plan to come and we’ll see whether we’ve got the cars to go up one way and back down the other. (That’s the twist – if you were wondering.)
Details to be confirmed nearer the day but lets plan for meeting at 9.30 so that we can have a 10 o’clock start. 2 summits and 2 routes! What more could you ask for?
Ho ho ho all
It’s nearly time to kick off the festive season with the traditional yomp up Arthur’s Seat following by a late lunch at the Sheep Hied in Duddingston. The sharp-eyed amongst you will have spotted that I am not Bill. I am Bill’s not-so-glamorous assistant this year, sending out the details and co-ordinating names and menu choices 🙂
I’m afraid I lack Bill’s literary flair so you’ll just have to make do with the basic essentials from me.
The game plan:
- The date for your diary is Sunday 2 December
- From 10am – drinks, cakes and silly hats at the cafe at Holyroodhouse.
- 11.30am – head up Arthur’s seat for a singing and refreshments (BYO fizz or hip flasks)
- 1pm(ish) – skittles and pre-lunch merriment at the Sheep Hied in Duddingston
- 2.30pm(ish) – three course lunch at Sheep Hied
- After lunch, the usual dispersal into town for those who want to continue festivities at the German market or at a hostelry.
You’re free to join and leave at any time. If you want to join us for lunch – I need you confirm WITH YOUR MENU CHOICES by Friday 23 November. I’ll be confirming numbers that night.
Sheep Hied Festive Menu
Just let me now and let’s get Xmas 2018 started!!
Each to his own.
But not necessarily. We can all go thegither.
But enough of this lyrical nonsense. Sunday’s walk is a Corbett, Beinn Each – a shortish sharpish steepish climb up from Loch Lubnaig. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochlomond/beinn-each.shtml This one will stretch the lungs!
Starting point is the layby on the east side of the A84 immediately north of the bridge over the Ardchullerie Burn. Let’s meet there at 10.30 for an 11 o’clock start.
It’s that time of year again and we are starting to look for ideas for next year’s walks.
All types of walks can be considered whether they are Munros, coastal walks, Corbetts or low level moorland/woodland walks. Anything is worth considering – so give us your ideas.
As you might be coming to expect Sunday’s venue for the walk changed at the last minute.
After looking at the weather forecast and other considerations there were only 2 of us that finally decided to go – Bill and John. We met in Perth and drove to the Birks in Aberfeldy and since we couldn’t find anyone else waiting we decided to have a go at the alternative that had been discussed – Meall Buidhe at the end of Glen Lyon.
The weather wasn’t looking brilliant but, ever hopeful that the forecast was accurate, we set off. The summit was covered in thick cloud and windswept (estimated 35+mph). After the obligatory summit photos we hunkered down, in what shelter there was, for lunch. We were rewarded with the cloud cover breaking up and revealing magnificent views across Rannoch Moor, Glen Lyon and away to the south. About half way down from the top our painfully cold fingers finally thawed out allowing us to appreciate the beauty of Loch an Daimh in the sunshine.
for something to blow away the bleary cobwebs on Sunday – whether that’s from
90th Birthday (60 mad Easy Blackrockers), wedding celebrations
(yours truly), or a day of democratic excitement in London (probably about a
million others)? Perthshire is the place for you!
walk takes in the Birks of Aberfeldy, continues over the moor to give out onto
magnificent views over Loch Tay and towards Ben Lawers then a return route
through pastures and forests all the while looking over of Strath Tay https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/aberfeldy-kenmore.shtml
than Askit. You know it’s what you will need!
meet at the Birks car park at 9.45 for a 10.15 start. Fairly gentle stuff
but a good long walk. It should get us finished by 5 o’clock.
me know if you’re up for this. We also have a Plan B up our sleeves if
there’s a demand for something a couple of hours shorter. So let me know
if you’d prefer that.
stuff about carsharing, of course.