Forfar & District
Hill Walking Club

Forfar & District Hill Walking Club

Forfar & District Hill Walking Club

Membership fees

These are now due. See details here

Upcoming Events
Friday 3rd - Monday 6th May
Weekend Meet - Isle of Skye

The club has a 3 night stay booked at the Waterfront Bunkhouse, Carbost. We have stayed at this hostel before – the last visit was the May Bank Holiday weekend in 2016. We have sole use of the hostel with 24 beds available. Skye has unlimited walking options for all abilities and ages and this weekend meet has always been very popular and well attended.
The cost for this weekend is £30pppn, so £90 for the 3 nights. Please contact Carolyn if you would like to book a place.

Monday 13th May
Outdoor Meeting

Visit to Tayside Mountain Rescue Association (TMRA) Base, Blairgowrie. Details to follow.

Sunday 19th May
Day Meet - Ben Vorlich & Stùc a'Chroin

Details to follow.

Sunday 26th May
Social Meet

Hampers and Champers. Glen Esk. Details to follow.
This is our 3rd Hampers and Champers event, following successful events at Glen Moy (May 2012) and Loch Wharral (May 2016).

Friday 21st - Monday 24th June
Weekend Meet - Cannich

Bearnock Hostel near Cannich. We have stayed here before and there is no shortage of walk options nearby – Glens Cannich, Affric and Strathfarrar are all a short drive from the hostel with multiple Munros, Corbetts, and low level walks to choose from. The hostel is situated 6 miles from Drumnadrochit on the road to Cannich.
We have a total of 16 beds booked (1 x 3, 2 x 4 and 1 x5). The cost will be £75 for the 3 nights. (£25pppn.)
You can read about the hostel here.
Please contact Carolyn if you would like to book a place.

Latest News
April Day Meet
Jock's Road

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March Weekend Meet

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Mountain Mind Quiz 2024
Victory in Blairgowrie!

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AGM 2024 News - Monday 4 March
Congratulations to Steve, Ian and Andy for being elected onto the committee

To all FDHWC Members

Hi Folks
As you are aware the AGM was held on Monday evening. Over 20 members attended. The minutes of the 2023 AGM and the 2023 accounts were approved, new membership fees agreed (now due – see below) and a new committee elected:
President - Steve Wilson
Secretary - Morag Sangster
Treasurer - Ian Cochrane
Meet Secretary – Ray Campbell (re-elected)
Assistant Meet Secretary – Andy Malcolm
Committee Member - Fleur Baxter (re-elected)

I would like to thank those that stood down from the committee for their service to the Club in recent years - Linda (President), Carolyn (Secretary) and Willie (Assistant Meet Secretary). Can I also thank the new committee for agreeing to serve in their posts.
As you will realise, I have stood down as Treasurer (as required by the Constitution), but have accepted the new post of President. Thank you for having the confidence in me to lead the Club going forward.
From past experience, it will probably take quite a few weeks for Ian to ‘register’ with Bank of Scotland and get access to the Club’s banking facilities. Therefore I will remain the ‘de facto’ Treasurer until such time as the banking formalities are completed.

Membership subscriptions now due:
• Full Member £30 (or £14 if you pay Mountaineering Scotland membership fee directly or via another Club)
• Associate Member £14
• Junior Member £14

The immediate priority for the new committee is to put together a programme of events going forward from the beginning of July. Your input would be appreciated, therefore please put forward suggestions for day walks and weekend meets to Ray, Meet Secretary
I will be in touch again soon.
Best Regards


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Mel's Charity Appeal

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60th Anniversary Merchandise

As part of the celebrations, you will be able to order embroidered/printed clothing from AQUARIAN EMBROIDERY – a local business run by Debbie and Brian – ex members and friends of the club. Many of our members can be seen sporting, fleeces, hoodies, polo shirts, t-shirts, boot bags with the FDHWC logo embroidered/printed on. This year the logo will be updated to show the 60 years since the club’s inception.
We would ask you to contact Debbie and Brian directly (aquarianembroidery@yahoo.com)to discuss and place your order. You can have a look at the merchandise available, and prices, on their website

Do you want any products embroidered with the club logo?