This is a blog for the walkers and climbers of the Scottish Hillwalking & Activities Group (SHAG) (yes we know!)
We’re a friendly group that was founded to be run by the members for the members. When we started out, we majored in hill walking, but we now also organise a range of activities throughout the year.
We organise a wide range of walks year round including single Munros, multiple Munros, scrambling over ridges, weekends away and a selection of low level longer walks, pub walks and summer evening walks.
These shouldn’t be considered “led walks” with a professional guide. Think of it more as going walking with a group of friends (and while you may not be friends with everyone at the start of the walk, you will be by the end of it!) – everyone has to take responsibility for themselves as well as for each other, and everyone has a role to play (be it offering lifts to the start, helping with the navigation on the walk or bringing the jaffa cakes!
We have a dedicated core of climbers. There are regular meetups at the Glasgow Climbing Centre, where we run several beginners sessions through the year. Trips to The Climbing Academy, Ratho, the Alien Rock venues in Edinburgh and the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven are also organised. The group holds regular rock climbing meets at local crags when the weather is fine, and snow/ice climbs through the winter. Members are entitled to a range of discounts at the GCC.
In the summer months we organise a range of watersports activities, including sailing, kayaking, gorge walking and water ski-ing. Many of these activities are run by qualified instructors or involve hiring materials so do incur a charge.
Our members also organise a range of other activities that they are interested in including cycling road trips, weekends away, combined activity trips and whatever else we feel like organising as a group!
We are free to join so if you are interested in coming along to some of the above activities, please follow this link