Reccommended Walks



Whether it's a walk along the valley or a day spent following a ridge into the distance, the club has members that do it all. With one of the largest memberships of the university sports clubs, you're bound to find people who want to walk at the same level as you. It doesn't matter if you've never been walking before, all you need is enthusiasm and you can go to the most beautiful places in Scotland and beyond. Short, low level walks are often popular on a Sunday when members are nursing their hangover from the night before's bothy party. Don't be afraid to ask for advice on a route or help with navigation - there are plenty of club members with lots of experience who are more than happy to help. We plan to run a workshop on navigation so you can be confident with a map and compass out on the hill, and also on mountain first aid should something go wrong.

For an idea of the scope of the club, recent meets have seen one party tackle the South Glen Shiel Ridge, another the Five Sisters of Kintail and a third visit Eilean Donan Castle. With a trip away every weekend, there really is no limit to where you can go with DURC and the walks you can do when you are there.

The club tends to gravitate towards those mountains tabled by Sir Hugh Munro as being over 3000 feet high. There are usually suitable options for those wanting to do anything from a simple valley walk to climbing seven Munros in a day. Many places also offer rock climbing.

More details about Munros can be found in the Mountain Database