What should I wear?
Warm waterproof clothing and walking boots are essential. Clothing made of denim material should not be worn since it gets wet very quickly and dries very slowly.
What equipment do I need?
You will be outdoors for a long time so you will need water and a packed lunch; a rucksack is the most suitable way to carry your equipment. For your safety it is recommended that you bring a first aid kit, a whistle, a torch and a survival bag.
Do I need a map and compass?
While you should not need a map or compass, bringing them with you is a good way to learn navigation techniques and could prove essential should you get separated from the group.
I am not sixteen yet, can I come along too?
Yes, but you must be accompanied by an adult.
Can I bring my dog?
Do I need to book a seat on the bus?
Yes, seats on the bus must be booked in advance. If the bus is fully booked it is sometimes possible to get a cancelation, therefore, if you are booked and then not able to go, please cancel your booking. See Contact us for booking a seat on the bus. More booking information
How much does it cost to go on the bus?
The current charge for the bus is £10, however this can change if there is a need to do so. Boat and ferry trips may involve an additional charge; please confirm when booking.
Where do I get the bus?
The pickup point is the main car park of the Hamilton Campus of the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). [location map]
What time does the bus leave Hamilton?
The bus normally leaves Hamilton at 8.30am, but on longer journeys, or when a ferry is being used, it may leave earlier. The walk programme will indicate when there will be an earlier start.
How does the walk grading system work?