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Event Reports from Scotland Group


Ben Lomond 24th June 2018

29 Jun 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

Ben Lomond is the most southerly Munro (peaks in Scotland above 3000ft), rising abruptly from the central belt conurbations, about 30 miles from the centre of Glasgow. Its accessibility makes it a popular mountain to climb and must only be second to Ben Nevis in terms of popularity.

The name Ben Lomond is probably derived from the Celtic llumon or Gaelic laom meaning a light or beacon, so ‘Beacon Hill’, and this would seem apt given the hill’s prominence.

The hill is normally climbed from Rowardennan on the banks of Loch Lomond reached by a dead-end road....
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Beinn Dubh - Sunday 13th May 2018

16 May 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

Beinn Dubh (Black Hill) is one of the Luss Hills, one of the lesser mountain ranges in Scotland, rising to over 2000ft in a number of ridges and glens on the west side of Loch Lomond; they are reminiscent of the hills in The Lakes or Wales.

The forecast for the day was mixed with the forecasters not knowing how far west a front would be, but the low cloud of the morning was lifting as 10 of us met at the rather expensive carpark in the conservation village of Luss, and there was promise of a nice day.

The ...
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Wilderness Camping at the Tarf Hotel

14 May 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

I joined 5 other members of Adventure Out at Blair Atholl train at 10.30 on a dry and warm Saturday morning, most of us having travelled up on the morning train from Edinburgh. We set off on the long walk in to our weekend campsite at the Tarf Hotel bothy. I calculated the walk as 12 miles / 20 km long with a total ascent of 1160 metres. The group had a range of wild camping experience from a lot to a little (in my case).

We were accompanied for the first 5 miles or so by day walkers from GOC Scotland and shared two convivial breaks with them....
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Autumn cycling in Mallorca

26 Oct 2017 | Scotland, Adventure Out, Cycling Groups

Some photos taken on the recent cycling trip to the beautiful island of Mallorca, with its quiet friendly roads, pretty villages, good cafe stops, stunning coastline and challenging hills. Thanks to Peter Impey again for the impeccable organisation. Plans are afoot for a similar trip next year.

Peter will provide a more detailed article later.
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