September trip for local walkers

The SEPTEMBER walk saw 17 members of Friockheim and District Hillwalkers meet at the car park at Cairnwell ski centre at Glen Shee.

In low cloud, everyone followed the steepish track up alongside the ski tows over Meall Odhar, continuing to the summit of Glas Maol at 1,068 mtrs From that point, a south westerly direction was taken to reach a boundary wall that continues to the summit of Creag Leacach 987 mts – the return route was by continuing to the top at 943 mts then down north westerly before a gradual climb north on a track to reach the outward route and subsequently back to the cars.

One member of the group celebrated a birthday thus dumpling was enjoyed at the first break of the day.

Weather conditions improved with the low cloud and rain clearing before the second Munro was reached A distance of 13klms approx being covered

The next indoor meeting is the club’s annual general meeting being held in the Star Inn at Friockheim on Thursday, October 18 at 8pm.

The next walk on October 21 will be to the Falls of Damph and Eunich followed by the annual high tea at the Panmure Arms Hotel, Edzell. Anyone wish to attend please contact Caroline 01241 878805.