1 Walk Grading
Walks have been graded so that you can select walks suitable for your level of fitness. Descriptions are included on the website which give details of altitude, distance and terrain. Our aim is for everyone to enjoy the walks they have selected. Selecting appropriate walks that match your interest, fitness and ability will enable you to get the most pleasure and satisfaction from the Drovers’ Tryst. Weather conditions on the Scottish hills can change rapidly so it is important to choose a walk that you are confortable and confident to do. If you are in any way concerned about your fitness and ability to do a specific walk please contact the Drovers’ Tryst (email@example.com).
2 Walk Timings
The length of time a walk takes can vary significantly, depending on the group, the weather and a number of other factors, so the timings given for all walks are estimates only, not guaranteed, and participants should plan accordingly. Please ensure you are at Reception in the Town Hall at the time shown on your infirmation sheet. All walks will depart promptly after registration and the walk briefing given by the walk leader. If you are unable to attend a walk please contact the Drovers’ tryst so that we can ammend the walk participants list.
3 Walk Leaders
All walk leaders and their assistants are experienced and knowledgeable volunteers. Please use them as a source of information and follow their instructions. All walk leaders for the Hard and Extra Hard walks are outdoor First Aid trained and the walk leader group will carry spare food, clothing and emergency gear such as a first aid kit, emergency shelters and locator beacons.
The majority of walks require full hill walking gear including boots, waterproof jacket and over-trousers, hat, gloves, spare fleece, spare food and water. Please ensure you bring appropriate footwear and clothing. Weather conditions in Scotland can change rapidly, particularly on the higher hills. You may also wish to bring walking poles, binoculars and a camera.
5 Walk Numbers
For reasons of both safety and comfort there are limits and maximum numbers are clearly indicated. Pre-booking is therefore essential. Many of the more popular walks book up quickly.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.
Any relevant medical conditions should be advised to the organisers and to the walk leaders before each walk as many walks go into remote areas where assistance may not be immediately available. Any medical information will be kept in strictest confidence. You should also have next of kin details in an easily accessible place on your person during the walk (or ICE as one of your contacts in your mobile phone).
Walk Leaders will be carrying First Aid Kits.
You are strongly advised to check that you have adequate personal accident insurance.
10 Meeting Point and Drovers’ Tryst Base
The meeting point for all walks will be the Town Hall in Crieff (further details in the ‘How to Find Us’ tab). The Town Hall is close to cafes and a range of local shops etc.
11 Car Parking
Car parking will be available free of charge in a the designated Car Parks, close to the Town Hall. There is Parking at the Leadenflower Road Car Park (max stay 10 hours) which is a short walk to the Town Hall Reception.
12 Car Sharing
Where walks involve car sharing and if you are willing to use your car to transport walkers the Walk Leader provide a refund for the fuel that you are likely to use. There will be no need to ask passengers to make a donation to car share costs.
For most walks you should provide your own packed lunch and watter. There will be limited time to obtain refreshments before the walk starts as many walks have an early start. There may be an opportunity to stop for refreshments after the walk but this will depend on location and walk end times. Complimentary tea and coffee will also be available at the Town Hall at reception each morning.
14 Route Maps
The following Ordinance Survey publications are relevant to the area covered in the Crieff and Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst
Landranger 42 Glen Garry and Loch Rannoch area
Landranger 43 Braemar and Blair Atholl
Landranger 50 Glen Orchy
Landranger 51 Loch Tay and Glen Dochart
Landranger 52 Pitlochry to Crieff
Landranger 53 Blairgowrie and surrounding area
Landranger 56 Loch Lomond and Inveraray area
Landranger 57 Stirling and The Trossachs area
Explorer 364 Loch Lomond North
Explorer 365 The Trossachs
Explorer 366 Stirling and Ochil Hills West
Explorer 368 Crieff Comrie and Glen Artney
Explorer 377 Loch Etive and Glen Orchy
Explorer 378 Ben Lawers and Glen Lyon
Explorer 386 Pitlochry and Loch Tummel
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