Glencoe Week (Thursday) - Optional accommodation
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Essentially this event is getting a group of like minded people all together within Glencoe; we'll have a fairly relaxed schedule and decide each evening what we are doing. This could also be perfect for climbers / mountain bikers etc if they can get leaders along.
Starting off at one of the best mountainous locations in the UK ,Glencoe, we'll head out each day for an adventure! There is loads to do both within walking distance and within a short drive. The walks will depend on which leaders attend and the weather at the time, I'll be personally leading walks each day but of a variety from difficult to easy. Last year we had several other leaders attend and every day we did things which catered for most people.
This is part of a series of events on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and I’ll be staying at the Red Squirrel Campsite arriving on the Tuesday evening which you are free to join me. If not along the same road are several other accommodation options including a Hostelling Scotland venue, independent hostel, cottages, B&B and hotel. Nearer the time I’ll send a message for a meeting location for each evening and morning, but we can be fairly flexible.
Due to the location the walks can be fairly serious but depending on the number of leaders who attend we may be able to have some more low-level events. Please ensure you have the correct kit with proper waterproofs, multiple layers and good boots as the minimum.
Links to other days
What to bring
It will probably be cold, make sure you have warm clothes
Recommended Kit List
• Rucksack (with a plastic liner bag or cover)
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Walking boots and socks
• Thermal base layer (synthetic fibres rather than cotton)
• Fleece mid layer
• Walking trousers
• Hat and gloves
• Lunch and drink
• Small torch
• Spare food
• Spare warm layer
• Sunglasses and sun cream (if that time of year!)
• Extra thermal leggings and top (synthetic fibres rather than cotton)
• Thermos flask
• Trekking poles
• Personal first aid and medication
• Money for a pub stop at the end of the day!
Food & drink
You’ll need to bring lunch with you and snacks to keep the energy up. Don't forget to eat breakfast!! :)
Make sure you have plenty of water & fluids. A flask of something hot is always good on a cold day.
Good mountain foods
• Chocolate of course!
• Sunflower seas
• Nuts & dried fruit
• Energy bars (especially the ones with oats)
At the end of the day if people are up for it we’ll have a drink if everyone’s up for it!