Backabush is going to Scotland for amazing mountain adventure!
Every year our members ask if we can do a trip to Scotland but we rarely can because it is too far to go just for a weekend. So here is the solution - let's go for a whole week!
The Scottish Highlands offer the best of Britain's upland scenery and cannot be beaten for mountain adventure. It is here that we find the highest, most rugged and remote mountains and there is no better place to base ourselves than between Ben Nevis and Glen Coe.
We have managed to secure some quality accommodation in a quiet and secluded hamlet just a few miles from the highest mountain in Britain - Ben Nevis! Our lodge is wonderfully set in its own private, wooded grounds and the site enjoys superb panoramic views overlooking Loch Linnhe and Ardgour Mountains. From the doorstep we can take walks in Glenrigh Forest, reaching the impressive Inchree Waterfalls which drop over 100 meters in a series of steps, or take an evening stroll along the shoreline to marvel at the sunsets which occur here.
It is especially good that we have managed to arrange to visit the Scottish mountains in June, at the absolute best time of year when the days are wonderfully long. Any earlier and the adventurous upland hikes of the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe mountain ranges are likely to still be dangerously clad in snow, while any later and we will be bothered by midges (tiny biting flies) which can hatch out and swarm in July and August.
Our location is perfect for outdoor activity whether you enjoy scenic coastal and valley hikes or challenging mountain climbs. We will have a choice of hikes each day and a small group so we can really make the best of Scotland. In fact the Lochaber area has taken on the title of 'Outdoor Capital of the UK' in recognition of the varied outdoor activities available in the local area.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
7 nights quality, lodge accommodation (rooms are twin en-suite with Wi-Fi access and flat screen TVs) - maximum 2 people per room!
All transport in Scotland and airport transfers from Glasgow.
A choice of guided hikes by trained Mountain Leaders (MLTE) and qualified first aiders.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Food kitty - our lodge has self catering facilities.
Restaurant or pub meals - Scotland is well know for its unique and hearty food.
Flights - Currently £76 return with EasyJet with checked-in luggage (20kg) - London Stansted to Glasgow.
Our airport transfers will be timed to meet the following flights:
OUTBOUND (EZY 215) Saturday 8 June
Departure - 12:00 London Stansted
Arrives - 13:15 Glasgow
INBOUND (EZY 218) Saturday 15 June
Departure - 18:00 Glasgow
Arrives 19:15 London Stansted
The meeting point will be at Glasgow Airport on Saturday 8 June at 13:15. We will drop you off at Glasgow Airport at 16:00 on Saturday 15 June.
If you are joining us from Birmingham there are direct trains between Birmingham and Glasgow starting from £16 each way:
07:20 Birmingham New Street [BHM] - Glasgow Central [GLC] 11:17
18:00 Glasgow Central [GLC] - Birmingham New Street [BHM] 21:54
Airport buses leave from Waterloo Street (Hope Street exit). The service operates up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and takes approximately 25 minutes:
First 500 Glasgow Shuttle
To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking. The account details are:
Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS
IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.
We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates:https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx