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 The Thistle 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.
|Jun 19||Glen Shee to Loch Muick (Traverse)|
|July 17||Bennachie (private cars only)|
|Aug 21||Dalwhinnie/Lagan Traverse|
|Nov||No Bus Meet During November|
|Dec 18||Ben Rinnes area with Christmas Meal at Aberlour Hotel.
Pick ups will be in reverse with bus setting off from Inverness.
|Jan||No Bus Meet During January|
|Feb 19||Cairngorms (with Winter Skills)|
|Apr 16||Glen Affric/Morvich (Traverse)|
|May 21||Lin of Dee/Cairngorm (Traverse)|
|Bus Fares: £15.00|