Forfar & District
Hill Walking Club

Forfar & District Hill Walking Club

Forfar & District Hill Walking Club


All Club physical meetings, meets and activities are cancelled until further notice. Latest Mountaineering Scotland guidelines can be found here.

Planning for resumption of walks

Tuesday 23rd March: With the government’s proposed phased relaxation of lockdown restrictions, the Club Committee met online to discuss a return to organised Club walks – Covid-compliant walks, of course, but Club walks nonetheless!! A return to a kind of “normality”!
We now have a plan in place, so you can pencil in our first two walks for Sunday 18th April and Sunday 23rd May. However, as these are still uncertain times, it goes without saying that these dates may change!
Following the guidance of Mountaineering Scotland and the Scottish Government, the Committee will now be working to put in place all the measures necessary for organised walks to comply with current Covid 19 requirements. These will be posted on the Club website and sent out by e-mail when they have been finalised.
Our 2 Covid Officers, who will also be leading the walks, are the Meet Secretary and the Assistant Meet Secretary, Colin Sinclair and Ray Campbell.
We do understand that not everyone will feel comfortable yet about going out in a group, but there will also be those who are ready to give it a go.

Bird boxes for sale

Bob Railton has made 6 blue tit, and 2 open bird boxes made out of marine ply, which should last a very long time. He's selling them for £5 each, and any monies would go to club funds.


Davie's Bourach - Information Board installed

Steve Wilson and Graeme Harris have done a great job in producing an information board which tells of the tragic loss of life on Jock’s Road in 1959 which prompted Davie Glen to build the original shelter. It also gives an account of the FDHWC’s role in maintaining the shelter, including the recent rebuilding and refurbishment. Steve researched and wrote the text and arranged the layout to create an excellent, informative and very smart board.
An excellent and fitting finishing touch to the recent work on the bourach - thank you to both. See photos here

Subscription Fees now due for 2021-2022

It’s that time of year again the subs are due! The Committee appreciate that there have been no outdoor activities for almost a year but hopefully there is the first sign of light at the end of the tunnel. We will begin our day and weekend meets as soon as it is permissible and deemed safe to do so.
At the recent online EGM it was agreed unanimously that fees will remain the same for the new year.

Full Member £28 (or £12 if you pay Mountaineering Scotland membership fee directly or via another Club)
Associate Member £12
Junior Member £12

Members are asked to arrange payment asap either via BACS or by cheque posted to Steve Wilson, Treasurer FDHWC – 3 Golf Place, Kirriemuir, Angus DD8 4TY. Please email steve.wilson36@btinternet.com if you require bank details (which have not changed since last year) or any further information. Also please email Steve if you do not wish to continue with your membership.

Some of you may be wondering what the Club has done with the subs collected 12 months ago. Well as usual, the major expenditure for our Club is payment of members’ fees for Mountaineering Scotland, who continued with much of their work despite lock downs, etc. After other costs the Club was left with a surplus of approximately £500. This has been put into cash reserves and allows us to book, and in many cases pay for, weekend meets in advance and allows us to operate bus meets at a small loss. It also helps to fund repairs to the Bourach. The audited accounts for 2020, and 2021, will be presented to the 2022 AGM for your approval.

Looking forward to meeting up with you all again soon.
Best Regards
Steve Wilson, Treasurer FDHWC

May Weekend Meet postponed

The long early bank holiday weekend meet to Kintail on 30th April - 3rd May has been postponed until May 2022.
The club's deposit has been transferred to the new date.

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Embroidered Club Clothing

Contact Debbie & Brian for latest availability and prices at aquarian@unitelmail.co.uk.