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Scotland Summer Trip

26th - 31st August 2004

2004 will see the first long club trip to Scotland for years with three days of hiking in the Scottish Highlands followed by a top day discovering Edinburgh during the festival and a chilled final day savouring the gorgeous coastline of East Lothian. Join club veterans Richard, Simon and Tom in a trip cunningly engineered to maximise the whole Scottish experience. In addition to quality mountain days in the Highlands there will be chill-out time to appreciate some of Scotland's other treasures, including haggis and single malts!

Leaving Oxford after work on the Thursday we'll kip in a camping barn in the north of England to split up the journey. We'll then enjoy three days conquering magnificent mountains in the Scottish Highlands. Staying in the dramatically-situated Lagangarbh hut, there will be strenuous hikes on offer, including the opportunity to climb the UK's highest peak, Ben Nevis (1344 m), as well as less demanding walks, all in the most dramatic of settings. It'll then be time to take things easy. We'll spend Monday in Edinburgh, during festival season, with the opportunity to walk up Arthur's Seat and explore the beautiful capital city in its prime. On the last day we'll enjoy views from Berwick Law, see Tantallon Castle and take a boat trip out to the striking Bass Rock before returning to Oxford, contemplating an awesome summer trip which had some of the very best walking this country has to offer.

Principal Trip Leader:Richard Campbell, Hertford
Trip Co-leaders:Simon Stevens, ex-St Edmund Hall
Tom Jordan, Jesus
Accommodation: Blake Beck Camping Barn (Thu - Lake District)
Lagangarbh Hut (Fri, Sat & Sun - Scottish Highlands)
Caldonian Backpackers (Mon - Edinburgh - in festival)
Contact: richard.campbell@hertford.ox.ac.uk
Departure:5:15pm on Thursday from outside 13 Bevington Road
Return:Very late on Tuesday evening
Time Off:Just Friday & Tuesday as Monday is a bank holiday
Price:£93.50 - includes 3 dinners & Bass Rock ferry trip!