Nov 2-4, Southern Highlands
Excellent, that's already equalled the Gwen Gof Uchaf Easter 2005 Experience Meet then!
Mad Jim's suggested these options, which sound fine to me:-
There's a sort of approved wild camping spot at about NN 270 413, just west of the Inveroran Hotel, where youcan wild camp but still have a nice hot meal every night. The hotel's not run by the most cheerful of people but it does the job. That's what I'd recommend.
So the choice is between campsite in Tyndrum and wild camping + bunkhouse in Bridge of Orchy. In case anyone's worried I won't be using the bunkhouse.
I posted this on the Bennachie thread, NNPB, but you seem to have missed it:
I'm sure the campsite in Tyndrum is closed by the end of Oct, although they also do wigwams and a hostel that are open all year.
There's also the West Highland Sleeper Bunkhouse at Bridge of Orchy Station which is far better than the one at the Hotel (although it is about 4 years since I used the latter so it may have improved).
You might be struggling to find a decent campsite that's open at that time of year that is also near a decent pub.
If it was me I'd head a bit further north to say Kinlochleven (camping and bunkhouse at Blackwater Bunkhouse). Lots of hills straight from the village. And a couple of pubs. And the Ice Factor. Admittedly it's not on the railway
Here's hoping for some early snow - some of my best winter days have been around that time of year!
Ooh, Ice Factor! That could be fun! Campsite / bunkhouse combinations sounds perfect, for the light-weights and hard-core OMers
I wouldn't worry about the absence of banging on Tyndrums; NNPB will more than make up for it!
Don't worry about the train, NNPB, I'm sure lifts can be arranged (she says, shamefaced because I stood you up last week )
I'd be up for this if it was in Kinlochleven.
You'll not be camping then Cath
LOL - what do you think? It would actually costs me more money to camp at Kinlochleven than to stay in my club hut.
Right, it's in Kinlochleven then!
Nov 2-4 in Kinlochleven. Attendees can choose from campsite, bunkhouse, MacDonald Hotel cabins or wild camping in the Mamores, there are two pubs and a fish and chip shop. I will probably be in the area-ish from Thursday morning and will fix to arrive at the campsite Friday late pm
Me & Marion are probably going to be self-catering somewhere in the vicinity of Lochinver the first week in November, but if we're not away then I'd be up for Kinlochleven.
"It's psychosomatic. You need a lobotomy. I'll get a saw."
Wee summary of Kinlochleven.
It's fairly close to the hills as well, of course!
Don't know where you're based CB
I'm based in Cork, Ireland. I'm pretty sure I can get a coach from Cork to Glasgow, I'll check it out.
Request will go in the book in the morning so count me in NNPB
Yay! Bet it was the prospect of the ferret in the vest that decided TBW. Bet you'd love to jam a ferret in your toaster?
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