Bus Meets normally take place on the third Sunday of every month and are a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and have a great day out in the hills. It is up to you what you do on the bus meet; it could be a gentle stroll around a loch, a strenuous day taking in multiple summits or a short trip to a bothy. It is best to choose something that is within your level of fitness, ability and experience and appropriate for the time of year and weather conditions. The outward bus journey provides an opportunity to discuss plans and maybe join a group with similar plans.
One of the main advantages of the bus is that you don’t have to get on and off at the same place. This offers opportunities for traverses through the hills that would otherwise be logistically challenging. Irrespective of where the bus parks during the day, you can leave stuff on it, such as a bag of dry clothes.
The bus pick-up points are:
07:00 Lossie Green Car Park, Elgin
07:20 The Cross, Forres
07:35 The Westerlea Hotel, Nairn
08:00 Jury’s Inn Hotel, Inverness
There will usually be a brief pub-stop on the return journey, which provides a great opportunity to discuss the day’s adventures. The bus usually gets back to Elgin about 21:00 and never later than 22:00. Please note that dogs are not permitted on bus meets.
To find out more information about each bus meet follow the links below or contact the Bus Meet Coordinator, Gordon Eccleston (Email).
Please notify Gordon Eccleston of your intention to attend by 4pm on the Thursday prior to the meet (if insufficient bookings are received by this cut-off, the committee will cancel the bus).
See About for information about your responsibilities, equipment etc.
|19 August 2018||Kintail|
|16 September 2018||Lochnagar|
|21 October 2018||Torridon|
|18 November 2018||Ben Wyvis (Cars)|
|16 December 2018||Newtonmore (Xmas Meet)|
|20 January 2019||Loch Laggan|
|17 February 2019||Cairngorms|
|17 March 2019||Drumochter|
|21 April 2019||Glen Affric|
|19 May 2019||Glen Feshie|
|16 June 2019||Fannichs|
|Bus Fares: £15.00|