Westhill Walkers welcomes anyone in the Aberdeenshire area with an interest in walking and exploring the local area in good company.
Membership fees for this year:
- Family membership £22
- Individual membership £15
Prospective members are welcome to come on a few walks before joining the club.
We walk every other Sunday throughout the year. Location and time of departure is indicated on the programme. If you are coming along as a guest then please notify the walk leader, indicated on the walking programme.
As well as the regular Sunday walks we have two long weekend outings a year which take us further afield. In previous years we have been to Skye, Arran, Mull, the far northwest, Knoydart, Ullapool, Oban, Melrose, just to mention a few and have returned to our favourite, Skye, on a number of occasions.
Grades of Walks
Easy — low level, limited climbing, good tracks, paths or minor roads; normally 5-10 miles.
Moderate — some rough stuff, heather bashing and climbing; boots essential and a reasonable degree of fitness required; normally 8-12 miles
Strenuous — often in high mountain country with steep ascents & descents; occasional lower level walks graded strenuous because of their length; boots and fitness required; previous experience helpful but not essential; normally 10-15 miles, occasionally longer.
Between April and September we frequently offer a choice walk. An A walk is usually classed as moderate or strenuous, or a B walk which is classed as easy or moderate. During the winter we have easier low level walks.
All participants in outings, whether members, guests or visitors, should note that they take part at their own risk and neither the Club nor the Committee can be held liable for personal accident, injuries or other incidents however caused. Participants accept liability for any damage caused by themselves, their children or their dogs.
Participants should be properly equipped for the outing – waterproofs, ankle support footwear, extra clothing and sufficient food and drink for the day. For remote outings we also recommend map, compass, whistle, torch, survival bag and emergency rations. Respect other people’s property; leave gates as you find them.
Leave nothing behind but your footprints; take nothing away but your rubbish!
Throughout the year there is a variety of social events.
- ceilidh in February
- quiz night in March
- barbecue weekend in summer
- bowling night in October
- pre-Christmas weekend get together at Muir Cottage, near Braemar late November or early December
- traditional Boxing Day walk along the prom (beach if tide is out) at Aberdeen