“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir
Going for a walk is brilliant exercise. It’s also a good way to explore and meet new people. And some people say walking in the great outdoors helps them feel closer to God. For these reasons (and a ton of others), St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow has set up an outdoor adventure for students starting the new term.
Come walk up a hill! Experienced guide Ken Taylor leads a group of students on Saturday 24 September (weather depending). The walk is suitable for everyone with a moderate level of fitness. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If walking isn’t your thing, join others for the rewarding carb-filled meal afterwards. Email for details.
Proposed Walk: The Cobbler in the Arrochar Alps
The Cobbler from Walk Highlands
Distance: 6.75 miles
Est time: 4-6 hours
Ascent: 920 metres (3000 feet)
From Ken, the walk guide:
There is a good footpath from the carpark to the hill. This hill is just under 3000 feet so is not a Munro but a Corbett. Would suggest that walkers have walking boots/shoes, water proof jacket and trouser, bring hat and gloves if they have them; if jeans or denims should not be worn – when wet they don’t dry well and could cause chaffing and discomfort. A packed lunch should be packed and also something to drink.