Overview

Join us for a walk around Culzean Castle & County Park on the Scottish west coast on Sunday 5th February! The main walk is 9 km / 5.5 miles and will take around 3.5 hours. The trip will last from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

The walk will offer sea views and a stretch along the beach, as well as some woodlands, a pond, and – drumroll – a castle! Culzean Castle was built in the late 1700s and stands majestically just by the coastline. We will not go inside but we will see the beautiful facade and surrounding park.

This route is suitable for most skill and fitness levels, but please consider if you are able to walk 9 km (5.5 miles) over rough terrain before signing up. The route includes some rougher parts, so you need to wear suitable walking boots/shoes (there may be mud!). You also need to wear warm clothing and a waterproof coat or jacket, and bring any supplies you need, including water and snacks! Please note that if you come to the meet-up with insufficient equipment, you will not be allowed to come on the walk. Insufficient equipment means increasing the risk of injury, hypothermia, dehydration, etc. Our walk Safety Policy and a Shoe Guide can be found on our SRC page.

We will be travelling in a pre-hired coach with a capacity of 53 people. The ticket fee is £10, which covers the cost of transport.

We will meet on Sunday 5th February at 09:30 am in front of the main entrance to the Botanic Gardens, Glasgow. The coach will leave sharply at 10:00 am so please ensure you are there on time. Our expected return to the Botanic Gardens is 6 pm.

Sign-ups for this walk will open at 8:00 pm on Thursday 26th January and tickets will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis. Sign-ups will close at 8:00 pm on Friday 3rd February, or when tickets have sold out. Please note tickets are only available to GUWS members of 2022/2023 and you must have a ticket from the SRC website to join us on this walk.

Important: If you have any medical conditions, injuries, or severe allergies we should be aware of, please notify us in advance of the trip. This information will be treated as strictly confidential.

Cancellations: If you have a ticket and later realise you can’t make it, let us know ASAP via email or social media so that we can refund you and offer the ticket to the other members. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of the start of the event. If you do not cancel your ticket and fail to show up without good reason, your details will be recorded and this will be taken into consideration for future walk sign-ups. There will not be a reserve list for this event but in case a space opens up after all tickets are sold, we will announce it on social media and via email.

As always, let us know if you have any questions or concerns!