Who we are
The Scottish Christian Hillwalking Club brings together Christians from across the country to enjoy hillwalking and fellowship amidst God’s wonderful creation. We warmly welcome non-Christians to meets. We encourage you to attend a couple of meets before deciding whether or not to join the Club.
What we do
The Club which was formed in 1984, organises weekend meets about once a month. There is sometimes a day walk as well, on a Saturday. We also have some longer weekend meets over Bank Holidays, Easter as well as week long meets at New Year and a week in the early summer. We walk mainly in Scotland and very occasionally go further afield. Please check the current programme for information on events. For information on the grading of our walks and clothing and equipment required click here.
On weekend meets, the group normally meets on the Friday night at a youth hostel, mountaineering club hut, Christian Centre or self-catering accommodation. We aim to have a time of informal worship together at some stage during weekends and sometimes go to a local church on Sunday morning.
If you can’t make a full weekend, it is often possible to come for the Saturday or Sunday only, but you must let the contact know!
To find out more about what we get up to visit our Facebook page.
The Club is affiliated to the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and operate under their best practice guidance. This is available on their website at www.mcofs.org.uk/safety-liability-clubs.asp. In particular; attention is drawn to the participation statement of the Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme (International Climbing and Mountaineering Organisation) which states that:
Climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept the risks, and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.