Covid-19 - getting back outdoors
All of our groups are now able to offer events. In England and Wales, up to 30 people (including the organiser) may attend each event. In Scotland a maximum of 15 people, from a maximum of 5 households may attend.
Groups may choose to implement a booking system for their events, or revert to the standard "attendance" system. Everyone attending an event will be required to provide their name and contact details to the event contact for Track and Trace purposes.
Local restrictions may affect any events at short notice, please be aware that some last minute cancellations may be neccessary. Registering your attendance on an event, and ensuring that your profile is set to allow general messages from GOC, will ensure you can be informed of any last minute changes.
Dollar Glen and King's Seat Hill
A hill walk from the pretty small town of Dollar, about 12 miles (30 minutes drive) from the university. The walk climbs through the narrow defile of Dollar Glen before emerging on the open hillside and climbing quite steeply to the summit of Bank Hill. From there, the gradient eases somewhat, but it is quite a long climb to the summit of King's Seat at 648 metres. Its down hill from here, dropping into the Glen of Sorrow, which we follow back down to Dollar Glen and Castle Campbell (charge for entry if you wish to visit).
About 6 miles (10km) (about 5-6 hours). Max elevation 648 meters. This is a hill walk, so it could be cold on the summits, good boots, waterproof jacket and trousers, hat and gloves may be needed.
Terrain / Difficulty
A difficult walk with some steep climbs and descents. Good paths on the whole, open moor/grass hillsides. The paths through Dollar Glen are mostly protected by handrails, but some are not and will require care