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Programme of January Walks

Date 2009

Grade

Title and Description

Saturday

3rd

January

C

Yankee Road

To forest, then circular walk in the forest. Return along the Yankee Road.

Terrain: Tarmac road and forest track.

Distance: 14 km, duration 4½ hrs, total ascent 230m to max. ht 278m.

Start point: Area by entrance to Water Works, just off the Haul Road. Distance from H’burgh:  8 miles

OS Map 56 / Explorer 347, grid ref: NS 257904.

Sunday

11th

January

B

Meall Dhamh    (Stag Hill)

Farm track start, then long grass climb to reach shoulder. Trackless to Grey Height then firm stony ground to the highest point on ridge. Return by outward route.

Terrain: Glen track, rough path ascent over hill and moor.

Distance: 9 km, duration 5½ hrs, total ascent 700 m to max. ht. 814 m.

Start point: Lay by on A82 on south side of Glen Falloch, easy to miss. Distance from H’burgh:  33 miles.

OS Map 50,51 / Explorer 364, grid ref: NN 369239.

Saturday

17th

January

C+  

Doughnot Hill and Langcraigs

Start at Overtoun House and walk up Brown Hill and Doughnot Hill, passing Black Linn Reservoir and returning via the Langcraigs.

Terrain: Good tracks but also trackless moor, likely to be wet and muddy.

Distance: approx 12 km, duration 4½ hrs, total ascent 250m to max ht. 353m.

Start point: Overtoun House, Milton. Distance from H’burgh: approx 15 miles

OS Map 63 / Explorer 347, grid ref: NS 427762.

Sunday

25th

January

C+

Loch Ard and the Aqueduct

From Aberfoyle, we have a shortish stretch of road walking before taking to good forestry tracks, with excellent views of surrounding hills and lochs. Part of the return route will follow an old aqueduct. Leader will meet group at Aberfoyle.

Terrain: Forest tracks.

Distance: 17 km, duration 5½ hrs, total ascent 100m to max. ht 115m.

Start point: Woollen Mill car park, Aberfoyle. Distance from H’burgh: approx 30 miles

OS Map 57 / Explorer 365, grid ref: NN 521009.

Saturday

31st

January

B+

Beinn Chorranach

Walk right up Glen Kinglas to cross a footbridge over a burn and follow the road south to its end in Gleann Uaine. Then climb steeply over the rough hillside to the summit of Beinn Chorranach. Descend westwards down the grassy hillside back to Butterbridge.

Terrain: Estate roads and wet, steep, grassy hillsides.

Distance: 11 km, duration 5¼ hrs, total ascent 705m to max. ht 885m.

Start point: Butterbridge car park on A83. Distance from H’burgh: 35 miles

OS Map 56 / Explorer 363, grid ref: NN 234096.

0900 HRS DEPARTURE FROM HELENSBURGH PIER

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