The meeting place for all walks is the car park at University of Highlands & Islands, 12b Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3 5SQ, unless otherwise stated in the programme. Please arrive 15 minutes before the listed departure time.
To get to UHI, travel along the riverside past the Cathedral, Highland Hospice, Cheshire House and turn right into UHI (Royal Infirmary). Parking is in front of the stone building where you will see small UHI labels on the kerb at each parking bay. Please note only UHI bays to be used.
The key to grades of walks shown on our walk programme is as follows:-
|A||Hill walking with ascent over 1500 feet, or lower level walks over 15 miles.|
|B+||Greater than B but less than A.|
|B||Lesser hill up to 1500ft or moorland walks, or low level walks between 7 - 14 miles.|
|C+||Greater than C but less than B.|
|C||Low level walking 6 - 10 miles, possibly including some minor ascents up to 1000ft.|
|D||Up to 6 miles, and all evening walks.|
Members are asked to ensure that they are fit for all walks they intend to undertake. Be aware that if you are unfit, you risk your own safety and that of others on the walk.
All routes are pre-walked by the Walk Leader prior to the club outing. This allows them to check for any circumstances that may require a change in the route or itinerary, for example due to weather conditions. However, members are expected to take care of their own SAFETY as no liability can be accepted by the Club. Members and prospective members are expected to follow the rules of the Club.
The following equipment is recommended:
Suitable footware, waterproof jacket and trousers (jeans are not recommended), gaiters, rucksack, spare sweater, spare socks, headgear, food, drink, gloves, whistle, survival bag, walking stick, high energy food.
Boots are essential for all grades of walks.
No dogs are allowed on any club walks, with the exception of Registered Assistance Dogs.
The club puts in a lot of work to provide a varied programme of walks for it's members. Sometimes though, due to unforeseen circumstances, it may be necessary to amend, substitute or cancel a walk at short notice.