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.
|20 August 2017||Clachnaben and Mount Battock|
|17 September 2017||Creag Meaghaidh / Loch Laggan|
|15 October 2017||Achnasheen|
|19 November 2017||To be confirmed (Cars)|
|17 December 2017||Xmas Meet. Speyside Way (Ballindalloch to Grantown)|
|21 January 2018||To be confirmed (Cars)|
|18 February 2018||Cairngorms|
|18 March 2018||Ladder Hills|
|15 April 2018||Glen Garry|
|20 May 2018||Mullardoch|
|17 June 2018||Assynt|
|Bus Fares: £15.00|