Our Autumn Walks

Glad Tulaichen Sun 15th Oct 2017

Sunday 15th Oct 2016 Walk host: Sandra Craveiro
7am bus departs Gordondale Road Email: stocketshost@gmail.com
Cost: £15 Tel: N/A
Map: 43 Mob: N/A
Expected time back in Aberdeen: 8-9pm

Main Walk: 1 Munro, 14 miles (23Km), 650m ascent, walking time around 8 hours with stops

We start this walk at Baddoch (138833), on the A93 some 5 miles S of Braemar, and head SW along the Baddoch Burn. The path eventually peters out and we head more W to Loch nan Eun. From the outflow of the Loch (064778), we climb SW over a small top and then up the NE ridge of Glas Tulaichean to the summit (052760). The descent heads S, soon picking up a track that leads SE to Glenlochsie Lodge (063726), where we follow an old mining railway SE down the glen to Dalmunzie House and then walk out along a minor road to the Spittal of Glenshee (110699).

Alternative walk: 13 miles (21km), 400m ascent, walk duration 7 hours with stops

The alternative follows the same route as the main walk to Loch nan Eun, but then heads SE down the Allt Easgaidh, picking up a track along Gleann Taitneach to the Spittal of Glenshee.

Cairn Liath and Culardoch (2 Corbetts) Sun 12th Nov 2017

Sunday 12th November 2017 Walk host: Liam Naughton
7am bus departs Gordondale Road Email: stocketshost@gmail.com
Cost: £15 Tel: N/A
Map: OS 36 (and part of 43) Mob: N/A
Expected time back in Aberdeen: 7-8pm

Main Walk: 23km (15 miles), ascent 820m, walk duration 7 hours plus stops, difficulty 3-4 out of 5 based on Walkhighlands grading

The walk starts at the car park at Keiloch (188913) and heads northwest towards Altdourie. We take a track at 161933 up through the forest, then up the side of the forest and up the side of Meikle Elrick. At the end of the track we head to the west top of Carn Liath (157982) then a kilometre southeast to the east top (165977), also 862m. From there, head northeast down the east ridge to the track(180981) and a hut (locked). From there, head north for a short distance then take the path up Culardoch (193988). The descent goes southeast then southwest to meet a path coming from Glen Fearder to Glen Gairn (191971). The path continues southwest then west. At the junction with another track, turn left to walk south and back to Keiloch for the bus.

Alternative Walk: 19km (12 miles), ascent 570m

The alternative walk leaves the summit of Carn Liath to head east to a prominent cairn. Descend east, crossing a conspicuous wall into a shallow corrie, then SE following the headstream of Allt Cul to the track, 400m north of a wooden bridge across the Allt Cul. Alternatively, continue with the main walk to reach the track and hut. In either case,turn south (right) back to Keiloch.

Culblean Hill and Christmas Party

Saturday 2nd Dec 2017 Walk host: TBA
8am bus departs Gordondale Road Email: stocketshost@gmail.com
Cost: £ 45 IN ADVANCE Tel: N/A
Map: TBA Mob: N/A
Expected time back in Aberdeen: Sunday 1am approx

On Saturday 2nd December our walk takes us to Culblean Hill, followed by a delicious meal and party at the Loch Kinord Hotel in Dinnet. This years fancy dress theme is "LP Covers".

The coach leaves from the usual spot on Gordondale Road, Aberdeen, at 8am, returning around 12:30 am on Sunday morning. We will stop at the hotel, allowing us to leave our party gear/change of clothing there, before heading off for our walk. The usual time for returning to the hotel is around 3-4 pm for mince pie and tea or coffee in the lounge (included in the cost of the day). For those who have not been before, we have separate ladies and gents hotel guest rooms set aside for showering and changing into your fancy dress, but you will need to bring your own towel. Many people change back out of their fancy dress after the dinner (or before if your costume prevents sitting down!), but others wear it all night.

Main Walk: 14km, ascent 430m, walk duration 4-5 hours including stops

After leaving party attire at the Loch Kinord Hotel, the coach will take us to Milton of Tullich. We head northeast then generally northwards along a pleasant track for a good 4 km. As the ground opens out, we turn southeast to climb to the west top of Culblean Hill before turning east to the trig point. We descend southeast to pick up the path down to the Burn o'Vat Centre. We then cross the road and follow footpaths round Loch Kinord, back to Dinnet and the hotel. Tea/coffee and mince pies will be served upon arrival back at the hotel between 3-4 pm.

Alternative Walk: 11km, ascent 0m

After dropping the main walk people at Milton of Tullich, the coach will take you to Ballater where you will have time for a coffee stop, before taking to the Deeside Way for your walk back to Dinnet. At Cambus O'May, you could cross the road and go through the woods, then cross the road and finish as per the main walk. There are lots of things to do on the way, ancient church, monument, cheese factory (check opening hours).

Hogmanay Hoolie (Cars - no bus)

Sunday 31st Dec 2017 Walk host: Liam
8am by car from Gordondale Road Email: stocketshost@gmail.com
Cost: £5 suggested fuel contribution to car driver Tel:
Map: TBA Mob: 07840815423
Expected time back in Aberdeen: 4-5 pm

After the excesses of the Christmas Party and the rest of the festive season, you will all no doubt be making New Year's Resolutions to get fitter in 2018, so why not start by joining the Stockets on the last outing of 2017? This will be an informal affair, meeting at Gordondale Road/Old Mile End School at 8am and sharing cars to drive to the walk location.

No need to book, just turn up - lifts can be sorted outon the day.

Hope to see you on Saturday 31st. If you have any questions, please email stocketshost@gmail.com