Hello and welcome to the North West Grampian local group page of the LDWA.

We are a quite new, but very enthusiastic group, serving a relatively large area of Northern Scotland, centred roughly between Inverness and Aberdeen and reaching down through the Cairngorm National Park to the northern borders of our sister group Heart of Scotland.

We not only welcome members and guests from the 'untapped' areas of the Highlands and islands, but also visitors from further afield to this far flung corner of the country which offers so much in the way of walking in areas steeped in whisky and wildlife, history and culture, geology, landscape and sport.

We offer at least one group walk each month advertised in Strider, and aim to have some social walks in-between advertised on our local group page.  Our walks are being specially planned to offer participants a range of walking experiences from coast to Corbett and from river to glen.

As always throughout the LDWA guests are welcome to 'try us out' and see how they enjoy our events, but as walks which have limited numbers offer places to LDWA members first, then if you do think LDWA is for you it is recommended that you join, not only to access our local walks but also to benefit from the other things that membership of LDWA offers.

If you like what you see here then please also visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NWgrampianLDWA43 for up to date news and discussion and don't hesitate to contact any of us to find out more, make walk suggestions or even offer support.  You will always be welcome.

Thank you from your NW Grampian local group committee

Julie, Pete, Rikky, Jan and John