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Dalwhinnie/Fara

7th October
Transport Start: Alyth (Square) @ 7.15am.     Blairgowrie (Wellmeadow) @ 7.30am.

Map No: 42

Walk A: The Fara

Start Dalwhinne Station, go south, cross the level crossing, follow track for 2km to 615835 look for gap between old and new forest. Climb NW up the slope through this gap. At the top of the forest follow broken fence and dry stane dyke to the massive summit cairn 911m. Follow the ridge SW to Meall Cruaidh (897m) Descend SW then South to the track near Ben Alder Lodge return along banks of Loch Ericht.

Approx distance: 20km.     Total ascent: 775m.     Min walking time:7hrs


Walk B: The Fara

As A walk to the summit cairn and return the same way. (A detour, there and back, to investigate Meall Liath and the notable feature Dirc Mhor NNW from the summit cairn of The Fara, at 590 860 adds 4.5 km to the walk)

Approx distance: 9km(13.5km).     Total ascent: 550m.      Min walking time:3.5hrs (6hrs)


Walk C: Loch Ericht Shores

Walk as far as you like along the shores of Loch Ericht and back again.

Approx distance: As required.     Total ascent: As required.     Min walking time:As required


Please note that experienced members are welcome to create their own walk should they so wish. Any applicable club rules should be followed and the route posted with the Meet Secretary on the day.


Email or phone on 01334 870866 if you want to come - visitors please feel free to use this email.

The cut off point for booking a place on a scheduled walk will be 10.00pm on the Wednesday prior to the walk. Any member or guest booking prior to this will be guaranteed a place, regardless of the means of transport. A booking received by the Meet Secretary after this point may be accepted but only if there is a pre-existing place available on the chosen transport, or if the person is willing to use their own car (where the walk would allow).

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Please note that the Minimum walking times are based on reasonably fast walkers and assuming good conditions. The times do not include stops or breaks. In poor weather conditions or if members are not comfortable walking at 4km/hour then alternative or shorter routes should be considered.

The next club walk is on the 28/10/2018 to Dreish/Mayer starting at 8.00 am (Blairgowrie) and 8.15 am (Alyth).

IMPORTANT : YOUR SAFETY IN THE HILLS

The Committee reminds members and guests of the following important points:

  • You are responsible for your own safety
  • Club officials are not trained mountain leaders
  • Are you fit enough to complete your chosen walk in the available time?
  • Know where you are going on the walk and follow the route on your map.
  • Know how many are in your party and stay together
  • Ensure you have enough food plus emergency rations
  • Carry a map & compass, survival bag, torch, whistle and small first aid kit. Know how to use them.
  • In winter conditions you must carry an ice axe on high level walks (club rule). You are also recommended to carry crampons.
  • Learn how to use your equipment.

Club officials will be happy to give advice on any of these points if requested.