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Jul
11
Sat
Glen Nevis and Steall Falls Eco Friendly Group Walk @ Steall Waterfall
Jul 11 @ 9:25 am – 5:30 pm
This eco friendly adventure was created to allow for a more sustainable and green way of exploring the magic of Glen Nevis.

Our journey together will begin by catching the bus ran by local company Sheil Buses to the start of our hike at the Lower Falls in Glen Nevis.

Our day will be around 7hrs exploring the wonders of Glen Nevis and Steall Waterfall. The walk takes around 5 hrs at a very leisurely pace so will be plenty snack stops and photo opportunities.

The walk itself is around 13 km long.

Even on a rainy day this place is spectacular and there is plenty to look at from a stunning gorge,native woodland and views to the higher mountains surrounding the glen.

We can even cross the wire bridge if people are feeling brave to get right into the bottom of the waterfall.

The walk is on rocky,wet and rough paths so sturdy footwear should be worn. Waterproof Jacket and Over Trousers with some warm layers should also be taken.Lunch snacks and drinks for the day will also be required.

Price is £39 per person.

Maximum group size 8.

Transport is not included from Fort William by bus £6 return.

The walk will depart from Fort William Bus Station at 930am. Returning 515pm approx

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Jul
17
Fri
Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LYC is an active sailing club with lots of boats, engines, dinghy parks, storage areas, the clubhouse, firewood chopping, race marks, maintenance, coffees, blethers and often an excellent luncheon served in the clubhouse.

Jul
23
Thu
Eco Friendly Loch Ossian
Jul 23 @ 6:30 am – 3:15 pm

On this eco friendly public group walk we will catch the 0744 train from Fort William.

Our journey will take us on the famous West Highland Line to the remote halt of Corrour Station.

The journey is stunning as we journey round to the north of the mountains of Lochaber.Ben Nevis,Aonach Mor and the Grey Corrie’s.

We step off at Corrour Station featured in the film Trainspotting. Our walk begins and finishes here.

The walk is suitable for families and beginners. We walk on mostly good forestry tracks around the beautiful Loch Ossian. At 9 miles/14.5km this is a long walk that should take around 5 – 6 hrs with very little ascent. With fantastic vistas of mountains,loch and moor.The walk will be at a leisurely pace with plenty stops for pictures and a picnic lunch.

Before catching our return train for the scenic journey back to Fort William at 1520 arriving around 1605

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Jul
24
Fri
Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LYC is an active sailing club with lots of boats, engines, dinghy parks, storage areas, the clubhouse, firewood chopping, race marks, maintenance, coffees, blethers and often an excellent luncheon served in the clubhouse.

Jul
25
Sat
‘The Bothy Run’ – trail running mini-break
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am
‘The Bothy Run’ - trail running mini-break

If you’re a trail runner then this is THE best wilderness adventure the Scottish Highlands has to offer! Fresh spring air, remote trails, scenic lochs and nothing but mountains all around. ‘The Bothy Run’ is a two-day mini-break that takes runners to a number of rustic MBA bothies enroute to the charming and isolated Loch Ossian Ecohostel on the stunning Corrour Estate: www.hostellingscotland.org.uk/hostels/loch-ossian The hostel is the perfect location to get away from it all and access quiet trails through an area of unspoiled natural beauty.

Your guides will not only show you the way and keep you safe, but will regale you with tales of ‘Bothy nights’, and the history of Scottish bothies. We will also cover the role of the MBA and Bothy Code, so that you’ll not only feel inspired, but will understand what is required to plan your own bothy adventure with friends. We will spend the evening ‘cooking-up’ and enjoying a roaring fire at the hostel – with a wee dram!

In the morning there is an option to visit the charming Corrour Station House (the UK’s most remote restaurant) for coffee or a bacon roll, before hitting the trails once more www.corrour.co.uk/station-house/restaurant/

On day-2 we will run a different trail back to civilisation, making the weekend into the perfect thru-run experience, with a rewarding sense of journeying through Scotland’s wild spaces.

Our 2020 ‘Bothy Run’ will be sponsored by The Gin Bothy, who will provide all our lucky runners with a wee dram or two to enjoy by the fireside! Gin Bothy is a Scottish, eco-aware, and award winning gin distillery, founded by women!

Gin Bothy founder and entrepreneur Kim Cameron says “the principle of respect – for mountain, river and farm – is ingrained in our work, and shines through in the products we’re proud to make. When I first launched Gin Bothy, it was about making the most of what the land had to offer.”

The weekend’s cost covers guiding and instruction with a Summer Mountain Leader qualified and/or Fell Running Association (FRA) accredited guide. It also includes one night of self-catering accommodation in the Loch Ossian hostel (all female bunk-room).

Due to the important role that weather plays in deciding what trails to take, we won’t be able to confirm the exact routes (mostly due to river levels)until the weekend itself. However, you can expect to run 15-17miles each day. The terrain is wild and sometimes rough, but not very hilly!

You will need to be a competent trail runner but don’t need to be concerned about your pace. The journey will be sociable, with plenty of stops enroute for faffs, snacks and snaps! The start and finish location is TBC but will be in the Glencoe/Lochaber area. We will liaise with you in advance of the weekend to arrange car-drops and shuttles if required. Please do not be concerned about getting back to your car/start.
Upon booking you will receive an email which will include information about what to wear and bring with you. We will meet up to check kit and discuss final plans over coffee before we start Day 1.

Upon payment you will receive a set of questions in our confirmation email. TO COMPLETE YOUR BOOKING please reply to Girls on Hills with your answers (email: [email protected]). This information will enable us to plan the perfect weekend for you.

We pride ourselves on being ‘approachable and relatable’ so please please do get in touch with any concerns or queries you might have now or nearer to the event. We look forward to having some fun and showing you some great trail running in the Scottish Highlands!

*Please note that Girls on Hills’ advise taking out your own insurance, as you would for any outdoor activity course or holiday.

Jul
31
Fri
Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LYC is an active sailing club with lots of boats, engines, dinghy parks, storage areas, the clubhouse, firewood chopping, race marks, maintenance, coffees, blethers and often an excellent luncheon served in the clubhouse.

Scottish Highlands Triple 2020 @ Glen Nevis
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 12:00 am

The Scottish Highlands Triple is an exciting new event from Charity Challenges, combining cycling, trekking and kayaking into one exciting weekend of activity. The weekend will see adventurers taking on a multi activity challenge in the iconic Scottish Highlands. This is your chance to push yourself harder than ever before, surrounded by some of the most breath-taking scenery the UK has to offer.

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Aug
7
Fri
Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LYC is an active sailing club with lots of boats, engines, dinghy parks, storage areas, the clubhouse, firewood chopping, race marks, maintenance, coffees, blethers and often an excellent luncheon served in the clubhouse.

Aug
10
Mon
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace Official Recce @ Ice Factor
Aug 10 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace Official Recce @ Ice Factor | Kinlochleven | United Kingdom

Girls on Hills Ltd is the exclusive and recommended recce provider for Skyline Scotland. We are delighted to offer this official guided recce day for the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™.

The recce is open to both men and women, and will be led by a professionally qualified running guide who also has first-hand experience of the event. You can therefore be assured of a safe, high quality experience with someone who is extremely knowledgeable about the event and the race route. Your guided recce will be Summer Mountain Leader qulaifies as a mimumim and there will be a maximum group ratio of 1:6

You do not need to have a race entry to participate in this event, but you do need an appropriate (high level) of hill fitness.
The day will start and finish at the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven, and follow the epic race route in full over one exhilarating day: www.skylinescotland.com/ring-of-steall-skyrace/information/#displayTheRoute

The group will meet at 08:30 outside the Ice Factor and set off after a quick kit-check. The event will allow you to recce the technical sections of the race route and size-up the magnitude of the undertaking to inform race-day pacing and strategy. It will also enable you to get first-hand experience of how you are moving relative to the cut-off at CP5 in Glen Nevis. The group will finish back at the Ice Factor in order to give you an opportunity to satisfy cake and caffeine cravings!

PLEASE NOTE:
The recce is not a race, and the intention is to travel at a speed which is comfortable for the group, with time allowed for chatting with each other and the guide. Your expectation should be brisk uphill walking, jogging on the flats and downhill running. You’ll need to come prepared for a big day in the hills with your own clothing, equipment and food.

The group leader has the discretion to change the route followed (like switching to the ‘classic’ route, which is shorter with an alternative start, or official race bad weather route), should conditions dictate.

Accommodation and food is not included.
You will be asked to read and sign a disclaimer before commencement of the day.
For more information on the race and to enter visit: www.skylinescotland.com/ring-of-steall-skyrace

Aug
14
Fri
Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LYC is an active sailing club with lots of boats, engines, dinghy parks, storage areas, the clubhouse, firewood chopping, race marks, maintenance, coffees, blethers and often an excellent luncheon served in the clubhouse.

Aug
21
Fri
Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LYC is an active sailing club with lots of boats, engines, dinghy parks, storage areas, the clubhouse, firewood chopping, race marks, maintenance, coffees, blethers and often an excellent luncheon served in the clubhouse.

Aug
28
Fri
Treslaig Hill Eco Friendly Group Walk
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

A fantastic day out for families and friends.

On this eco friendly trip we will climb the vantage point of Treslaig Hill.

The views back to Fort William and Ben Nevis are worth the climb.

We will meet at the Crannog Ferry pier to catch our boat across the dark swirling waters of Loch Lhinne. The crossing takes around 10 minutes.

Landing on the other side our walk will begin with a gentle stroll through the Crofters Wood.

Rejoining the road we will take the track up Treslaig Hill. Reaching the summit the views are expansive in every direction with Ben Nevis looming above Fort William. If time allows there’s the option to include the nearby summit of Meall an t Slamain.

The walk is on mostly decent paths and rough tracks so sturdy footwear should be worn.

Transport is via ferry. It costs £3.60 return.

Ferry from Fort William 1000am return 435pm

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Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LYC is an active sailing club with lots of boats, engines, dinghy parks, storage areas, the clubhouse, firewood chopping, race marks, maintenance, coffees, blethers and often an excellent luncheon served in the clubhouse.

Sep
19
Sat
Skyline Scotland 2020 @ Kinlochleven
Sep 19 @ 7:00 am – Sep 20 @ 9:00 pm
Skyline Scotland 2020 @ Kinlochleven | Kinlochleven | United Kingdom

The UK’s biggest weekend of trail running and skyrunning featuring a Golden Trail World Series race (the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™), three of the toughest trail races in the UK, the world’s best mountain athletes, and the truly iconic Salomon Glen Coe Skyline®.