Spring in the Scottish Wilderness

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Badrallach Bothy - 3 nights

It's May, the snow is finally receding from the mountains and the days are long and hazy; so come to the north west highlands and discover a magnificent area of mountains and glens - an area which includes Strathnasheallag Forest , often known as 'The Great Wilderness'.

We are going to spend a long weekend hopefully getting up some mountains, for there are a number of areas that are worth walking when we have the long hours of daylight, such as the Inverlael range, the Fannichs and quite probably the most well known in the area - the Fisherfield Six.  What we end up doing will depend upon the weather, but May is usually a good month to get out onto the tops, plus as we are staying three nights we will have two full days to get out and about.

Our venue is Badrallach Bothy, it's a private venue so we have been able to make an exclusive booking; and has some features not normally found in bothies such as a showers and running hot water, however it is still a basic place to stay as you do need to bring your own sleeping mat and bag. The bothy also has no cooker/ oven/ hob - the leader will be bringing slow cookers to prepare the evening meals, however please bear this in mind when bringing your own food requirements.

Getting there :

Badrallach bothy is not a million miles from Ullapool, as you follow the A835 from Inverness, turning off onto the A832 at Braemore Junction then 10 miles later turning right onto a minor road signposted 'Badralloch', which you follow for a further 8 miles.  

If you are coming by public transport there is a Scottish Citylink service 961 - this departs stance 3 of Inverness bus station at 15:00 and is scheduled to stop at Braemore Junction at 16:00.  From here you will need to organise a lift from another member as 18 miles is a long way to walk.

Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs. 


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