Our 2021-22 Walk Descriptions

SUN 14TH NOV 2021 - GLEN DOLL TO LOCH MUICK

Sun 14th Nov 2021 Walk host: Helen Russel
07:00 departure Email: stocketshost@gmail.com
Cost: £15 Tel: N/A
Map: Mob: N/A
Expected time back in Aberdeen: 5 - 6pm

MAIN WALK: 18km / 11 miles. 5-6 hours plus stops. One Munro. ALTERNATIVE WALK:14km / 9.5 miles

We follow the river Esk north then west on a good path to Bachnagairn, crossing the river at a bridge and head north again until we intersect a well worn path which heads west to Broad Cairn. We head west for 2km to the Broad Cairn summit, then south to a path that takes us back east again. This little loop can be missed out by those wishing for a shorter walk.

Although the main walk is only 19km and over good ground with only one ascent, it is dark pretty early in mid November but we have options to make the route even shorter if the weather is against us. The shortest route is over the Capel Road, a good quality gravel track, and only 10km. We will only take this if things are pretty grim but it’s an option if required.

The journey continues east on high ground with good views of Loch Muick below for 3km, then we take the zig zag path down to the edge of Loch Muick. From here we progress over an easy track to the Spital of Glenmuick car park where we catch the bus back to the pub in Ballater for a quick refreshment then it’s back to Aberdeen, not very late as it’s dark early in mid November.

SAT 4TH DEC 2021 - CHRISTMAS WALK AND DINNER

Sat 4th Dec 2021 Walk host: Jaqui
08:00 departure Email: stocketshost@gmail.com
Cost: TBA Tel: N/A
Map: Mob: N/A
Expected time back in Aberdeen: 8pm

The bus will depart at 08:00. Walk(s) will be arranged in the Ballater area. We have one bus for the whole day, unlike previous Christmas walks, so you can leave a change of clothes etc. on the bus. The walks end at Ballater Golf Club, where the bus will be waiting for us. We can use showers in the members' changing rooms. People can enjoy a pre-dinner drink, then at 4pm there will be a 3 course meal. The bus will depart between 6pm and 6:30pm, getting us back to Aberdeen around 8pm.

MAIN WALK: Number of Munros / Corbetts, Length, Ascent, Duration, etc. TBA

Description of main walk will be here when available

ALTERNATIVE WALK:Number of Munros / Corbetts, Length, Ascent, Duration, etc. TBA

Description of alternative walk, if any, will be here when available

SUN 16TH JAN 2022 - WALK

Sun 16th Jan 2022 Walk host: TBA
TBA departure Email: stocketshost@gmail.com
Cost: TBA Tel: N/A
Map: Mob: N/A
Expected time back in Aberdeen: TBA

MAIN WALK: Number of Munros / Corbetts, Length, Ascent, Duration, etc. TBA

Description of main walk will be here when available

ALTERNATIVE WALK:Number of Munros / Corbetts, Length, Ascent, Duration, etc. TBA

Description of alternative walk, if any, will be here when available

SAT 12TH FEB 2022 - WALK

Sat 12 Feb 2022 Walk host: TBA
TBA departure Email: stocketshost@gmail.com
Cost: TBA Tel: N/A
Map: Mob: N/A
Expected time back in Aberdeen: TBA

MAIN WALK: Number of Munros / Corbetts, Length, Ascent, Duration, etc. TBA

Description of main walk will be here when available

ALTERNATIVE WALK:Number of Munros / Corbetts, Length, Ascent, Duration, etc. TBA

Description of alternative walk, if any, will be here when available

SUN 6TH MARCH 2022 - WALK

Sun 6th Mar 2022 Walk host: TBA
TBA departure Email: stocketshost@gmail.com
Cost: TBA Tel: N/A
Map: Mob: N/A
Expected time back in Aberdeen: TBA

MAIN WALK: Number of Munros / Corbetts, Length, Ascent, Duration, etc. TBA

Description of main walk will be here when available

ALTERNATIVE WALK:Number of Munros / Corbetts, Length, Ascent, Duration, etc. TBA

Description of alternative walk, if any, will be here when available