Perth Hill Walking Club
Mountains * Hills * Day & Weekend Walks
Perth and District Hillwalking Club runs Day Meets once a month, normally on the first Sunday of the month. We travel by bus, anything up to one hundred miles to avoid repeatedly walking in the same areas.
Graded walks are put on each month. These vary from valley walks of as little as six miles to much more demanding expeditions climbing two or more Munros (hills over 3000 ft / 914.4 m) and involving anything up to approximately twenty miles walking on the longest summer outings.
Members are expected to choose walks that are within their own physical capabilities.
We also plan a number of weekend meets where members use their own cars for transport usually staying in a Youth Hostel or other outdoor centre.
Summary of out upcoming walks:
*** NOTE March Walks Updated 7th February ***
March 2024 - Challenging Walks: Glen Dochart near Killin, Circuits over 2 Munros
March 2024 - Moderate Walks: Carron Valley Reservoir to Kippen, Traverses
For full details of our upcoming walks see under Our Walks Menu
Walking and Hillwalking – The Benefits
Many leading authorities on public health extol the virtues of improving our fitness. It has certainly been proven that walking is one of the best forms of exercise, and has been quoted as being “Mans Best Medicine”!
There are many listed health benefits, including the following:
Reduced risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
Reduced risk of diabetes and obesity.
General improvement in our wellbeing, and quality of life.
Communal hillwalking offers a lot more than health benefits, in that we walk in friendly groups, at a wide variety of venues. Whether our walks are on lower level or higher level hills, we see a wide variety of countrysides, with the chance of great views. Group walking offers the chance of great camaraderie of course.
George Smart 24th November 2021
Just a little disclaimer:
Please note that Perth & District Hill Walking Club cannot be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused on a club walk or weekend nor on the journey to and from each walking venue, however caused. Members should note that hill walking can be a dangerous pastime and that the club has no control over the condition of the terrain to be walked or weather conditions. Each club member voluntarily assumes the risk of taking to the hills and should therefore familiarise him or herself with navigation and walking techniques suitable for the standard of walk chosen and be suitably equipped to ensure his or her own safety in the hills at all times. Any personal information you provide to us will be held securely by members of the Perth and District Hillwalking Club committee and be used for the sole purpose of the efficient and safe running of the club activities. For further information please contact the club committee.
Drone photo of the CMD Arete to Ben Nevis by club member Tony Jackson