Unless otherwise stated please meet in front of the Corn Exchange in Biggar at 9:15. If you wish to go straight to the start please inform the walk leader.

Please carry your own hand sanitiser and use as appropriate this should not be shared nor should walkers share walking poles or any other equipment. Ramblers has advised that we should continue to take a walks register which will be destroyed after the walk.

Programme suggestions and volunteers as leaders are always welcome. Please contact any committee member.

As with any outdoor activity there are inherent risks associated with walking whether on gentle paths or on hill tops. All walkers are responsible for their own safety and are required to take all reasonable steps to ensure their own and fellow walkers' safety whilst on a walk.

If you have an accident or incident please let the walks secretary know.

General Information

Prospective walkers should consider the grading and length of a walk they plan to join. We walk at an easy pace often with stops for a rest and to admire the views. The walks leader may nominate front and back markers if necessary, those walking should walk between these two markers where possible, where not possible they should inform the relevant marker. Walkers are reminded that appropriate walking clothing (boots, waterproofs, etc) are strongly advised for all walks but are essential for all C+, B, B+, and A walks. Walkers should ensure they have sufficient food and water for all walks, particularly day walks - bring a packed lunch unless otherwise advised.

In the event that a walker needs to leave a walk they must inform the walks leader prior to leaving the walk.

Regrettably dogs are not permitted on any organised ramble, with the exception of guide dogs.

The walks leader may change a walk because of adverse conditions. The leader may also turn away anyone if they do not believe they are fit enough or well enough equipped for the walk.

In addition walkers are advised to carry a first aid kit and a survival blanket - both easily available at outdoor shops. No walker under the age of 18 will be allowed to participate without an accompanying responsible adult

 You'll soon pick up all the information and tips you need from the others in the group.

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Guidance Notes for Walk Leaders

All the information needed by Walk Leaders can be found by downloading guidance notes - just click on the link under 'Download forms' at the bottom of this page.




June to September 2023

 February to May 2023

October to January 2023

June 2022 to September 2022

February 2022 to May 2022 ( revised)

December 2021 to January 2022

September to November 2021

May to August 2021

March to April 2021(Interim)

October 2020 to January 2021 (revised)

October 2020 to January 2021

July to September 2020 ( revised)

July 2020 to September 2020

February 2020 to May 2020

October 2019 to January 2020



D Very easy walks suitable for beginners or a lower level of fitness.  These walks could be undertaken in comfortable shoes or trainers.  At a slow pace, with stops, generally flat and typically 3 miles.
C Easy walks for reasonable fit people with little walking experience.  Usually on level ground and good paths/tracks.  At a relaxed pace, may include uneven or rough sections.  Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothins recommended.  Typically under 7 miles.
C+ Easy to moderate, some challenge.
B Moderate walks for people with hill walking experience and a good level of stamina and fitness.  May include steep paths and rough terrain.  Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
B+ Between moderate and strenuous.
A Strenuous:  walks for experienced hill walkers with a higher level of fitness.  Long, will include hills with steep ascents/descents and rough terrain that may involve some scrambling.  Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.



The Land Reform Act 2003 gives us open access to all Scotland’s countryside, mountains and coast (with a few exceptions) and in return we strictly observe the Countryside Code:

  • Leave all gates as you find them
  • Leave NO litter
  • Light no fires
  • Cause NO damage to gates or fences etc.
  • Do not walk through growing crops
  • Do not frighten or alarm livestock

It’s common sense really.


To download forms, including expense forms, walk attendance and emergency forms, please click here.