Welcome to Blairgowrie & District Hill Walking Club Web Site.
Updated - 12/04/2021
Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club has
RESUMED CLUB WALKS.
Under current Scottish Government guidelines, groups of up to 15 Adults can take part in out-door, non-contact group activities providing that social distancing is observed. However, travel restrictions remain in place at this time and travel is only permitted within your local Authority area. (Or not more than 5 miles, or there about, over the Authority border).
It is anticipated that as travel restrictions are eased on 26th April, our planned walks commencing on 2nd May 2021, will be available for all Club members from all Local Authority areas.
This situation will be closely monitored and may be reviewed at short notice.
Visitors will be welcome to attend Club meets.
Until restrictions on group size is relaxed, and depending on attendance, the group may be sub-divided to comply with the maximum number allowed in one group. The coordinator will advise you on the day.
Mountain Rescue Teams are still responding, but Covid-19 has an impact.
Rescues will take longer than they normally do - PPE is designed for indoor environments, it does not work effectively in the mountains in winter.
Winter callouts are manpower intensive and hard work (lots of heavy breathing)- It is unlikely that they can protect the MR team or the casualty effectively if either a team member or the casualty is already infected.
They do work very very hard to manage risk but COVID is not a risk they can effectively manage on winter rescues, it will be luck whether they and you get infected or not.
When visiting the hills, please take extra care - don’t push your limits and be extra aware of the conditions- Take extra emergency clothing and food.
Winter conditions can still be experienced at any time of year at higher levels.
Follow the "Thinkwinter" guidance and spend longer planning: https://www.mountaineering.scot/safety-and.../thinkwinter
If you need emergency help in the hills, call 999. Ask for Police, then ask for Mountain Rescue. They will respond, but it may take longer than you or they would like.
we hope everyone continues to stay safe.
Welcome to our club website. Whether an existing member or a visitor we very much hope that you will find the website to be both interesting and informative.
Please take you time to browse the site, you will learn about the history and ethos of the club as well as our events programme and approach to safety in the hills.
If you are a visitor we do hope that you will consider joining us on one of our Sunday walks and hopefully then join us to enjoy the benefits of full membership.
You are most welcome to come along and we hope that you will enjoy walking with us and perhaps join the Club. You are welcome to come out twice with us as visitors, but we would ask you to join the Club on your third outing. Please browse our walks and feel free to contact the meets secretary if you wish to attend any - details on each walk page.