Update 15 May 2017
It's complicated, but for security reasons to do with access to files on our server, the links on this page no longer work. This is disappointing, of course, and I don't think that we will find a simple solution to it. I am leaving the list as it is for the moment while I look at our options. In the meantime, I am happy to email you a copy of any of the gps files for these walks if you wish.
This page gives you access to maps of the routes we took on some of our walks. When you click on a link below a new page will open showing an OS map and the track (blue line) of the walk, based on our GPS track. There is a menu on the left of the screen that allows you to change the scale, look at the track height profile, to save the track and various other options. A few features in the menu may not work on a tablet but you can see the map and the track. You can also download the tracks in .gpx format to use on your own computer or smartphone - but please read the section at the bottom of the page.*
I hope that walkers and walk leaders will find this a useful resource.
Many thanks to Gordon Arthur, Steve Cartwright and Idris Scott of the Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire Group for letting me have tracks they recorded to add to my own.
An Socach (Ballater weekend)
Balmoral Traverse (Ballater weekend)
Craig Vallich and Pannanich Hill (Ballater weekend)
Lochnagar (Ballater weekend)
Loch Kinord (Ballater weekend)
* The small print. Please note that the tracks shown are simply recordings of where we went. We are not recommending the routes or implying that you should follow them. Remember that conditions on a route can vary with time and with the weather, and paths can become impassable or disappear.
If you do upload a track to a GPS device, you must verify for yourself that it is correct before you use it for navigation.
I am very grateful to David Stearne of North and Mid Cheshire Ramblers for help in setting up this page and for allowing us to use the system they developed.