Glencoe Activity Week - Day Activities (own accommodation)
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Please sign up to this page if you will be attending the Glencoe Activity Week at any point between Tuesday 13th September and Sunday 18th September and making your own accommodation arrangements. We will use this page to keep you updated about planned activities and keep track of who is attending.
There is a separate pages for those wishing to camp with OutdoorLads.
When you have registered for this event please message the event leader so that we know which days you are planning to attend and where you will be staying
Glencoe is an amazing location surrounded by some of the most famous mountains in Scotland and great for walking, climbing, and cycling. There are also several lochs and lochans within walking distance. Within a short Indoor ice climbing, Ben Nevis and Glencoe Mountain are all within easy driving distance.
The following activities are planned and booking links will be added to this page once the details are confirmed:
Ice Climbing at Ice Factor - The National Ice Climbing Centre
There will be a variety of mountain walks and a leisure cycle. As always, the details will be dependent on weather conditions and the availability of volunteer leaders so there will be some flexibility in the programme. Details and timings of each day's activities will be communicated the evening before using the Outdoorlads messaging system.
If you don't wish to Camp with us at Red Squirrel, the following accommodation options are available locally:
Signal Rock Cottages (limited availability)
Glencoe Independent Hostel (Bunkhouse, cabins and caravans)
There will be a welcome event at Signal Rock Cottages on Tuesday evening. We will also get together each evening for a drink and a chat at the campsite, the pub or Signal Rock Cottages. There will be a group meal at the Clachaigh Inn on Saturday night, followed by drinks around the campfire at Signal Rock Cottages
Photos: Taken by event leaders and used by OutdoorLads with permission.
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete a Participation Statement, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres in a water bottle, or better still, a hydration bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day Rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Waterproof bags: keep spare clothing, electronics and anything else dry even when your rucksack leaks by using Ziploc type food bags or, better still, outdoor activity waterproof bags
Boots: waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good ankle support
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters, and carry a spare, dry pair
Walking Poles: always optional, love them or hate them, but give them a try and decide for yourself
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry.
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain.
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Emergency equipment: the walk leader will bring any emergency equipment required for the group, but you are welcome to bring any that you have, such as additional high energy food, a survival bag, a whistle, a medical kit, a torch and something to make fire (either storm proof matches or a firelighter
Map and compass: the walk leader will have these, but if you like map reading or want to develop your skills, bring yours along
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies, and a spare battery/charger is a good idea
Food & drink
You will need to provide all your own food and drink for activities. Please remember to bring plenty of water.