A high start makes for a relatively easy ascent of Ben Chonzie and is a good choice for beginners looking to bag that first Munro. We have fabulous views over Loch Turret and north across to the Ben Lawers range. At this time of year we have a good chance of spotting mountain hares whose coats are still white to camoflage themselves in the snow.
Easy track with steady climb and then moorland with a path (indistinct in places), short boggy section with rockier section towards the end.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Are there any age limits to taking part?
If you are under 18 years of age you need to have a responsible adult with you. This is not advised for children under 14 years of age.
How fit do I need to be?
You should be comfortable walking for a few hours; be able to cover around 3 miles on level ground in an hour; be fit enough to go up flights of stairs easily and take part in regular physical activity several times a week. Sometime the ground is uneven so it helps to be comfortable walking off tracks as well as on tracks.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Meeting at the car park at School Road in Comrie means we can share transport to the start up the Glen. There are buses from Perth to Comrie. Let Fran know if you need help with transport.
What should I bring ?
Ensure you have everything for a day on the hills. Comfortable walking trousers( no jeans); Hiking boots ; Waterproof jacket and trousers; Spare layers ( fleece or similar); Duvet jacket highly recommended as it could be very cold; Hat and gloves; Packed lunch; Water and hot drink in a flask; Walking poles recommended. Speak to Fran if you have any queries about what to bring.
Carry everything in a rucsac with a waterproof liner inside it. Dry bags for keeping gear waterproofed are recommended.
What happens if the weather is bad?
In the event of bad weather or snow an alternative walk will be offered that will be of a similar length but lower down and Fran will buy everyone a cuppa at the end!
Refunds and cancellations
Transfers can be made to a different walk or event if due to unforseeable circumstances you need to cancel. If minimum numbers have been met it may be possible to offer a refund instead. This event will proceed with a minimum of 3 people and refunds will be made if the minimum is not reached.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please let Fran know if this is your first time walking in the hills and doing a Munro. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07518958032