Hill Walking Society
A very warm welcome to all our new members! Hope you’re all ready for a busy year ahead in the great Scottish outdoors. This is a child and dog friendly club (on suitable walks/climbs). Dogs must be kept under control by owners and kept on leash where applicable.
Organisers are volunteers who give up their own time to act as a contact point. Organisers do not accept responsibility for others or for instructing them. These are NOT guided walks run by qualified instructors.
Organiser, he or she is only helping by sharing his or her experience, and may not be qualified or regarded as a ‘technical expert’ in any way. Any less-experienced members of the club accompanying this more-experienced member must be aware that they take any advice on this basis, and that the onus of responsibility for deciding whether or not to rely on any such advice lies with the less-experienced member.
Organisers will provide a meeting place, a time, and a description of the route based on local knowledge and experience. Often a reference is made to “walk highlands” or other web sites where more detailed descriptions are available. Please pay particular attention to the “Grade” of walk, C (least strenuous) to A (most difficult).
As of late 2015, it is no longer a pre-requisite that members be requested to pay for walks. All donations made to the club shall be voluntary and should be handed to any of the organisers.
Walks may be cancelled or changed due to weather or other factors. Members should check walk details before departure .
Members attend at their own risk, and are responsible for their own decisions and safety. Members should adopt the policy of “self reliance”.
Medical conditions, fitness level, weather conditions, ground conditions can all impact on members’ ability and stamina. Know your limitations!
It is important to come properly equipped and we follow the Mountaineering Council of Scotland’s equipment recommendations, which, can be read on this link (LINK CLICK HERE (https://edinburgh.international/mountaineering-clothing-and-equipment/)
Climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”
As a club we encourage members to participate in suitable walks. If unsure about suitability, simply contact the organiser for advice.
Organisers and other experienced walkers are generally happy to assist new/inexperienced walkers when time and conditions permit, but do not take this for granted.
Fun and Safety
This club is about having fun while enjoying walks. Members enjoy each others company while achieving their goals, whether it is a Munro or a coastal walk. But please do not underestimate Scottish weather or conditions. If conditions deteriorate, stay as a group, work as a group, and come home safely with a smile.
Walking in winter conditions is deemed to be “mountaineering”. Please read all the above again and ensure you are prepared. Winter walks can also be the most rewarding.
Getting the Most
We encourage our members to join The Mountaineering Council of Scotland who provide a range of instruction for mountaineering, hill walking and safety, to help you get even more from your chosen mountain activity. Membership has many additional benefits.
NB. Any accident, injury or illness contracted on any of the walks or at social events to persons or animals is not the responsibility of The Glasgow Walking and Hill walking Club. Please make sure that you are adequately prepared and dressed for the walks or climbs. If you are unsure about your level of fitness, please check with your GP before coming on the walks.