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A new idea for this site!

Dave Welch is a  trained National Park Ranger, working in the Peak District for  for 7 years mainly teaching navigation skills and leading guided walks. He has an OCR Guided Walks Leaders Award.

Dave is proposing a walking weekend  in Scotland July 20th to 22nd July.   Arrochar Alps

Leaving on the Friday from Cumbria to do Ben Lomond in the afternoon. 11 K 974m ascent 4 hours.

Stay campsite near Arrochar to climb Ben Vane, Beinn Ime and Beinn Narnain on the Saturday. 20K, 1550m ascent and about 7 hours.

Sunday  climb Ben Vorlich. 10K, 900m and about 5 hours.

Possibility of leaving Lakes on Friday late afternoon. The area is about a 3 hour drive from north lakes.

For further information contact Dave on 0777 2884690

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  1. Hi All.
    The idea I am pursuing by way of this great web site is to try and get hillwalkers together to look at cost sharing as well as a way of meeting like minded and having fun.
    I will be leaving Appleby Friday 20th and coming back on the Sunday. So far theres just me in my camper and 3 spare seats. Campsite costs are £5.00 PPPN and theres a great pub down the road.
    If anybody is interested in joining me on this trip please contact me.

    • Thanks Dave, wish I was free that weekend.

  2. Just back from a stunning weekend in The Arrochar Alps having climbed Ben Lomond on arriving Thursday then Ben Vane, Beinn Ime, Beinn Narnain on Friday and finished off with a four mile bike ride in to remote Beinn Bhuidhe Saturday. Thats 52.5 Ks and 3621 m and plenty of amazing views through clear air towards Ben Nevis in the north, Mull to the east and Glasgow to the south. Now theres 5 really good reasons to go north and theres plenty more good resons to go even further north. Next trip end September Crainlarich Hills and maybe even the 14th to 16th September Tyndrum Hills if I can get anybody interested to share costs. This weekend was a fiver a night to camp, food I took and cooked (£10.00 tops)real ale £25.00 but diesel £100.00!! These lower munros are only about 3 hours from Cumbria but the cost of fuel is limiting hence me wanting to get a few like minded souls together. Dave

    • Thanks for reporting back. May be interested in Sept. But the following weekend.

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