It seems that the meet at the Cairngorm Club hut from 1-6 October will be viable, judging by the bookings received so far. I will need to finalise numbers fairly soon, so it would be very helpful to receive any additional bookings in the next few days. The idea is to come along and do your own thing – there’s plenty to go at. Within a 12-mile radius, there are 37 Munros, 8 Corbetts and a Graham. There are many sub-600 m Marilyns (for those so inclined) around Aberdeenshire, Angus and Moray, and literally dozens of excellent low level walks. There’s also climbing up in the hills, at the Pass of Ballater and at the coast, plus brilliant mountain biking on the hill paths and tracks and new purpose-built MTB trails around Tarland, going up onto Pressendye.
Details of Muir Cottage are at https://www.cairngormclub.org.uk/muircottage/muircottage. The location is OS grid reference 076896, 1.5 km downstream from Linn o’ Dee and 8.5 km from Braemar. The cost is £12 per night, so the cost for 5 nights will be £60 per person. It should be noted that everyone would need to stay in the hut, as the Cairngorm Club does not allow camper vans at the hut or nearby.
Contact Gill Stephens as per the handbook if you would like to book a place. I will look forward to seeing you there!