JUNE 8 - 15 - BEN NEVIS & GLEN COE, THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

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.

Transport between London and Glasgow.

 

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.

 


 

To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking. The account details are:


Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS

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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

 

 

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  • Geoff

    I had such a great time with you all in Scotland. For outdoor enthusiasts the Highlands really are the best of Britain!

    June 25, 2013

  • Sloggs

    Really enjoyed the week. Good venue, amazing location! Nice to meet like-minded people and the Backabush members are always cool, and it was very nice to see Geoff and Eti again. Very well organised as expected with really well lead walks. Hopefully catch everyone again at another one. Sloggs & Irina.

    June 18, 2013

    • Etiennette

      I hope you guys had good weather on the Isle of Skye. It's not been too bad at all here and we managed to do the Ring of Steall last Sunday. Another tough day and 4 more Munros in the bag!

      1 · June 19, 2013

    • Sloggs

      The weather was wonderful on Skye! We did one day of touristy sight-seeing and then climbed in the Cuillins via Coire Ghrunnda through the clouds, including some serious bouldering, great fun! :)

      1 · June 19, 2013

  • asun del v.

    Thank you Geoff and Eti and everyone else for a wonderful week. I've been wanting to hike in Scotland for so long and this trip has been just what I was looking for. So pleased we had that great weather to enjoy the views on top of Ben Nevis. It was lovely to meet new great people too. Until the next adventure!

    June 17, 2013

  • nicky

    Thanks Geoff and Eti - it was a great week. Special thanks for getting me to the train on time (actually 20 minutes early! ) and to heather for some amazingly efficient packing -I hadn't been able to shut the bag when I packed it and that was without the whisky bottle! Hope to see people again soon.

    June 17, 2013

    • Etiennette

      Glad the whisky made it back with you Nicky!

      June 17, 2013

    • nicky

      Yes - sorry to raise false hopes!

      June 17, 2013

  • Etiennette

    What a fantastic week! Well done everyone and thanks for joining us. It was a true Scottish adventure all along and we managed to pack in some proper quality mountain days. It was such a pleasure to share this with you all. See you all again soon and thanks for sharing your pics. :D

    June 17, 2013

  • Laleena

    Thanks Eti and Geoff for an amazing trip - could not have asked for anything more - everything was just perfect. Thanks to all in the group for great company and lots of laughts too. Hope to see all of you again on future trips.

    June 16, 2013

  • Natalie F

    Etiennette & Geoff, thank you so much for a fabulous trip - great hikes, lucky weather & brilliant company. Thanks to all of you, loved spending the week with you and hope to see you again xx

    June 16, 2013

  • ASH

    Fabulous Challenging Intersting and extremely enjoyable......another great sucess for our hike leaders and organisors Etienette And Geoff ......10 stars

    June 15, 2013

  • teresa t.

    Thank you Geoff and eti for a great week of hike and sight seeing. Thankfully we were lucky with the weather for a couple of days. Also thanks for the hiking tips and I really felt I have improved during the week. Very well done. The only complaint I have are the dam midges.

    June 15, 2013

  • ASH

    Those on Train to Glasgow Central Exit left on Hope Street

    Turn Left find Waterloo Street Go to first Bus Stop Catch Glasgow Airport Shuttle Bus 500

    there is a bus every 15mins and takes 20 Minster to Glasgow airport Have coins not change for exact fare

    See you all

    June 7, 2013

  • ASH

    Hello Just some info for those those of us taking the train to Glasgow..

    Saturday services on trains are notorious for delays due to track work...please factor that in when booking tickets..

    See you all there and let's party

    May 28, 2013

  • Tony D

    Hi everyone, ready to pay for a place if anyone can no longer attend. Contact me direct on my mobile[masked] 911. Cheers, Tony

    May 21, 2013

  • teresa t.

    Hello ,, I have just booked my train ticket to Glasgow Central with Virgin Train. £42 return, restrictive, non refundable. we are planning to take a cab to and from the airport.. which sits upto 6 ppl.. and will cost approx £20 each way. Happy to share the cab ride if you are going by train. out 8th June
    > euston > glasgow central
    > 07.30 > 12.02
    >
    > back 15th June
    > glasgow central > euston
    > 17.40 > 22.44

    March 27, 2013

  • Geoff

    Please use this comment section ONLY for messages that need to be sent to everyone. For any messages or questions for the organiser please feel free to email: [masked]

    October 31, 2012

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