Caithness Field Club
Tel: 01847 89 6989
SUMMER PROGRAMME 2014
Tuesday 8 April – A.G.M. at Castletown 7.30pm
9-12 May – Club Weekend – Kyle – fully booked.
Sunday 25 May – A walk at Berriedale – “ Take the high road and the low” Cars will be parked at the bottom of south Braes Berriedale (former bottling company car park) Jenny to lead – leaving Thurso train station 10.00am and Wick 10.15 meeting 11.00am.
Sunday 15 June – Calum to lead – a walk in Strath Naver – Skelpick/Rhiafail Leaving Wick train station 9.00am meeting Thurso 9.30.
Saturday 21 June – An evening walk to Cnoc na Maranaich, hopefully to see the Summer solstice – Geoff to lead. Leaving from train stations Thurso 7.30pm and Wick 7.45 Meeting at Dunbeath Harbour.
Wednesday 23 July – A mid week walk - Ken to organise a mini motorcade – Kirtomy to maybe Bettyhill – A botany outing. Leaving Wick train station 9.30am meeting Thurso 10.00.
Tuesday 12 August – An evening walk from Ken along the shore at Thurso East hoping to find the Alpine Thistle. Leaving Wick train station 6.30pm meeting Thurso 7.00.
Sunday 24 August – A local walk from Tony Bradford - Thurso’s Western Orbital Walk. This is a voyage of Discovery! Taking in Lintie’s pool, old and new Wolfburn distilleries, Burnside, Victoria Walk, Esplanade, Harbour, Riverside, Juniper Bank and Dunbar Hospital. The walk is about 6 miles but short cuts may be taken. Leaving Wick train station 9.30am meeting at Richard’s garage Thurso approximately 10.00am.
Sunday 7 September – A walk for Archaeology month – Learable Hill – Geoff to lead. Leaving train stations Thurso 9.30am and Wick 9.45 meeting at the Helmsdale toilets.
Sunday 26 October – In search of salmon at Braemore. Geoff to lead. Leaving Wick and Thurso train stations 10.00am meeting at the telephone box at the end of the Braemore Road approximately 10.45
I spoke to Malcolm Bremner today about the possibility of a sail from Wick. He suggested Saturday 5 or 19 July obviously it is weather dependent and won’t be advertised in advance . This would be limited to 16 passengers – members only - 8 in the morning and 8 after lunch. Members would have to signify their interest to Marion 01847 892999, who would then phone around perhaps the previous day until we had the requisite number.
NON-MEMBERS WELCOME.( SORRY – NO DOGS!) PLEASE WEAR SUITABLE CLOTHING AND BRING A PACKED LUNCH . EVERYONE COMES AT THEIR OWN RISK. WE NORMALLY MEET AT WICK AND THURSO TRAIN STATIONS. THE COMMITTEE SUGGESTS THAT MEMBERS SEEKING LIFTS IN OTHER CARS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE COST OF PETROL.
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The Caithness Field Club has members from all over Caithness with many different backgrounds and interests. Many of the members are keenly interested in Local History, Archaeology, Geography, Natural History, Palaeontology and other topics. The Members lead walks and are available to answer questions on the many outings organised throughout the year. In the winter months indoor activities include lectures, talks, slide shows on a wide range of topics.
The Caithness Field Club has been publishing bulletins since 1973 with articles covering many aspects of Caithness/Scottish history, geography, wildlife and many other subjects. Click here for the Bulletins Index.
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Canmore Database - Canmore is the window into the RCAHMS database - Information on almost all of Scotland's archaelogical sites - See Also RCAHMS Links List for many more sources. RCHAMS Photo Stream On FlickR
Am Baile - Highland History and Culture - web site of Highland council - See Also Am Baile Links Lists
Links On Caithness.org
Caithness Museums and Visitor Centres
Google Maps - Zoom in on Caithness in Map, Satellite or Terrain View - amazing detail
A - Z of Caithness for photos and specific links to Google Maps and more.