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Friday 1st March 2019

Step up to Winter Walking – Full Day

Hills Skills | On FootTime: 8.30am
Ticket Price: £55.00

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Step up to Winter Walking – Full Day

Date: Friday 1st March
Time: 8.30am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview: An introduction to winter hillwalking,  learning all the essential skills under expert tuition from Gary Hodgson of Tarmachan Mountaineering.

This full day walk is aimed at the summer hillwalker who wishes to progress onto winter hillwalking for the first time. It is a perfect course for complete novices to winter. A general level of fitness and some experience of summer hillwalking is required.

This will be a great opportunity to get advice, ask questions, enhance your winter knowledge and practice some winter skills during the day. Some of the topics covered during the walk will be:
• Kit check
• Weather/avalanche forecasts
• Route choice and decision making
• Navigation
• Winter skills

Location: The hills around Glenshee area.

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Introduction to Winter Skills – Full Day

Hills Skills | On FootTime: 9.30am
Ticket Price: £55.00

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Introduction to Winter Skills – Full Day

Date: Friday 1st March
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview: Learn all the essential skills under the expert instruction of Andy Mallinson of Mountain Summits. This day with Andy will cover an introduction to weather, avalanche awareness, winter hazards, clothing & equipment, use of axe & crampons, movement skills, self arrest and winter navigation.
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Ballochbuie Winter Wildlife Walk – Half Day

On FootTime: 10.00am
Ticket Price: £20.00

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Ballochbuie Winter Wildlife Walk – Half Day

Date: Friday 1st March
Time: 10.00am
Venue: Keiloch Car Park
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Overview: Join Emma O’Shea for an enjoyable winter wildlife walk exploring Ballochbuie forest, part of the remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forest which was purchased by Queen Victoria in 1878 to prevent it being felled. Crossing the Old Brig O’Dee you will explore old pathways through the forest, learn about the native wildlife and habitats, and visit the impressive Garbh Allt Falls. If time and energy allow you may climb up through the trees to reach the upper edge of the forest too, giving fine views of the surrounding mountains.
Meet at the Keiloch car park, Invercauld Estate at 10am.
Please note there is vehicle parking charge of £2.50 at this location.
Please bring a packed lunch, and outdoor clothing suitable for the prevailing weather conditions including waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers, warm hat and gloves and strong, sturdy footwear.
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Braemar History Walk

On FootTime: 2.00pm
Ticket Price: £6.00

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Braemar History Walk

Date: Friday 1st March
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview: Come and join a guide from Braemar Local History Group for a fascinating insight into Braemar’s heritage. Learn about the last Jacobite survivor from Culloden, and hear about his colourful past. Discover the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and the gentle ghost that haunts his holiday cottage.
Hear about Queen Margaret’s magic bible and how it was rescued from the River Dee. See the weather observatory where Britain’s lowest ever temperature was recorded in 1982.

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Saturday 2nd March 2019

Snowshoeing – Full Day

Hills Skills | On FootTime: 8.30am
Ticket Price: £55.00

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Snowshoeing – Full Day

Date: Saturday 2nd March
Time: 8.30am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview: An introduction to walking with snowshoes, learning all the essential skills under the expert tuition of Gary Hodgson, Tarmachan Mountaineering.

This full day out on the hills is aimed at the beginner who wishes to learn how to walk with snowshoes. A general level of fitness and some experience of summer hillwalking are required. Some winter hill walking is desirable. This is a guided trek with instruction along the way.

Snowshoes can be hired in Braemar from Braemar Mountain Sports

During the day we aim to cover the following skills:
• Kit check, fitting snowshoes
• Weather and avalanche forecasts
• Planning a route around weather/snow
• Knowing the limitations of snowshoes on differing slope angles/snow conditions
• Avalanche awareness
• Travelling on snowshoes and gaining a Munro summit, or two!

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Introduction to Navigation – Half Day

Hills Skills | On FootTime: 9.00am
Ticket Price: £35.00

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Introduction to Navigation – Half Day

Date: Saturday 2nd March
Time: 9.00am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview: Learn the basics of navigation with Derek Edge of Braemar Mountain Rescue Team
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Introduction to Winter Skills – Full Day

Hills Skills | On FootTime: 9.30am
Ticket Price: £55.00

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Introduction to Winter Skills – Full Day

Date: Saturday 2nd March
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview: Learn all the essential skills under the expert instruction of Andy Mallinson of Mountain Summits. This day with Andy will cover an introduction to weather, avalanche awareness, winter hazards, clothing & equipment, use of axe & crampons, movement skills, self arrest and winter navigation.
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Walk to Auchtavan with BBQ  – Half Day

On FootTime: 12.00pm
Ticket Price: £25.00

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Walk to Auchtavan with BBQ  – Half Day

Date: Saturday 2nd March
Time:
12.00pm
Venue: Castleton Hall

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Overview: Walk to the historic settlement of Auchtavan – a 5 mile round trip with 500 feet of climbing to this unique and beguiling settlement and enjoy a BBQ at the Queen Mother’s cottage with views to Lochnagar.

The settlement at Auchtavan is a rare survival of a traditional Highland clachan or fermtoun. Small communities like these were home to countless generations in the centuries before the Industrial Revolution. Most of these settlements have disappeared and their houses are now only a scatter of stones but at Auchtavan the hingin lum cottage and horsemill still stand high on the mountainside above the River Dee, both restored and saved in 2008 by Braemar Community Ltd. In 2010 the Queen Mother’s picnic cottage was also acquired.
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Braemar History Walk

On FootTime: 2.00pm
Ticket Price: £6.00

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Braemar History Walk

Date: Saturday 2nd March
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview: Come and join a guide from Braemar Local History Group for a fascinating insight into Braemar’s heritage. Learn about the last Jacobite survivor from Culloden, and hear about his colourful past. Discover the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and the gentle ghost that haunts his holiday cottage.
Hear about Queen Margaret’s magic bible and how it was rescued from the River Dee. See the weather observatory where Britain’s lowest ever temperature was recorded in 1982.

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Sunday 3rd March 2019

Guided winter walk – Full Day

On FootTime: 8.30am
Ticket Price: £55.00

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Guided winter walk – Full Day

Date: Sunday 3rd March
Time: 8.30am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview: This is a full day hill walk in the Cairngorms under the expert guidance of Gary Hodgson of Tarmachan Mountaineering. Participants should have a good level of fitness and stamina and be comfortable with mountain walking for 7 hours or more. Some previous hill walking experience and exposure to Scottish mountain weather is required.

Gary will pick the best route options and navigate your walk, allowing you to enjoy the views, scenery and mountain wildlife. This will be a perfect opportunity to get advice, ask questions, enhance your winter knowledge and practice some winter skills during the day.

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Hill run

On FootTime: 9.00 – 11.00am
Ticket Price: £2.50

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Hill run

Date: Sunday 3rd March
Time: 9.00 – 11.00am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Overview: This is a social run for those who have done some hill running and would like to experience the wilds of the Scottish hills in winter. Led by club members from Deeside Runners there will be a couple of run options depending on fitness/ skill level/weather conditions.

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Introduction to Navigation – Half Day

Hills Skills | On FootTime: 9.00am
Ticket Price: £35.00

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Introduction to Navigation – Half Day

Date: Sunday 3rd March
Time: 9.00am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Introduction to Navigation – Half Day

Overview: Learn all the essential skills under the expert instruction of Andy Mallinson of Mountain Summits. Improve and advance your winter navigation skills. By the end of the morning you will have covered topics including map scales, planning a route, map reading and orientation, contour interpretation, using the compass and taking bearings.
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Intermediate Navigation Skills – Half Day

Hills Skills | On FootTime: 9.00am
Ticket Price: £35.00

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Intermediate Navigation Skills – Half Day

Date: Sunday 3rd March
Time: 9.00am
Venue: Castleton Hall
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Intermediate Navigation Skills – Half Day

Overview: Improve your navigation with Derek Edge of Braemar Mountain Rescue Team.
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Experience the beauty of Mar Lodge Estate with Head Ranger Paul Bolton – Half Day

On FootTime: 10.00am
Ticket Price: £20.00

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Experience the beauty of Mar Lodge Estate with Head Ranger Paul Bolton

Date: Sunday 3rd March
Time:
10.00am
Venue: Linn of Dee car park

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Overview: Join us for a walk on the magnificent Mar Lodge Estate, a walk to Derry Lodge to look for wildlife and discuss the work of the Estate followed by a chance to look in the Stag Ballroom. Please bring a packed lunch, and outdoor clothing suitable for the prevailing weather conditions including waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers, warm hat and gloves and strong, sturdy footwear. Also pack a pair of binoculars, if you have. The head ranger from Balmoral, Glyn Jones, will be assisting with the walk.

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