LORD ARTHUR’S HILL – 6TH MARCH 2022

The Correen Hills are an area of rolling, open heather moorland, rising to 518 metres (1699 feet) at the dome of Lord Arthur’s Hill, the highest point of the area, north of Alford. The hills give a very pleasant circular walk from near the tiny hamlet of Tullynessle. Thirteen walkers gathered there before heading onContinue reading “LORD ARTHUR’S HILL – 6TH MARCH 2022”

INVERBERVIE – GOURDON – JOHNSHAVEN – BENHOLM – INVERBERVIE CIRCULAR – SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2022

Fourteen walkers gathered at the beach car park in Inverbervie on a bright and breezy day. I had carried out a recce for this walk in similar weather conditions, possibly even more windy.  Storm Corrie hit us in between my recce and the day of the walk, so I had no idea what to expect.Continue reading “INVERBERVIE – GOURDON – JOHNSHAVEN – BENHOLM – INVERBERVIE CIRCULAR – SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2022”

CLASHMACH HILL & HUNTLY – SUNDAY 23 JANUARY 2022

This was another excellent turnout following the success of the Barmekin Hill walk. The most difficult obstacle to overcome for the 17 walkers was getting to the start point at Huntly. Road works at Inverurie meant a protracted diversion via Aberdeenshire (well, Kemnay) or, in the case of Brian and myself, Old Meldrum. Anyway, weContinue reading “CLASHMACH HILL & HUNTLY – SUNDAY 23 JANUARY 2022”

Barmekin Hill – SUNDAY 9 JANUARY 2022

The day dawned clear and frosty – a balmy minus 4 Celsius at the gates of the Dunecht Estate. The sun glistened on the frosted ground. Not a breath of wind. A perfect day for walking. Twenty well-clad walkers gathered at the start point; cloud-breathing dragons, our breath freezing in the air.  We were raringContinue reading “Barmekin Hill – SUNDAY 9 JANUARY 2022”

WESTHILL WALKERS – BOXING DAY WALK 2021

Fourteen members braved the elements on Boxing Day for our traditional amble along the promenade between the Bridge of Don and Footdee.  This year was particularly challenging in the teeth of a southerly gale that was blowing sand up on to the promenade. Walking south towards Footdee, the stinging sand was blowing into our facesContinue reading “WESTHILL WALKERS – BOXING DAY WALK 2021”

Camino de Santiago – Spring 2019

The Way of Saint James or Camino de Santiago de Compostela refers to various pilgrim walks leading to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Cathedral of St James of The Field of Stars) in the province of Galicia in north west Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. ManyContinue reading “Camino de Santiago – Spring 2019”

Cambus o’ May/Loch Kinord

Twenty-three members, two prospective new members and two dogs set off from Cambus o’ May, through the woods to the Burn o’ Vat where they enjoyed a coffee break before commencing an anti clockwise circuit of Loch Kinord. At the junction to Dinnet, nine peeled off to head to Dinnet and back along the railwayContinue reading “Cambus o’ May/Loch Kinord”