Join the Mafiosa on their summer adventure to Glencoe!
Sing round the camp fire, view the stunning scenery and have many beers in the amazing Clachaig Inn.
Here is the plan
Friday the 20th June
Head to Red Squirrel Campsite, Glencoe Village, Argyll, PH49 4HX
They don't do on-line booking or booking by e-mail because there's 22 acres for camping on so there is plenty of room !!! You just turn up.
You can arrive at any time you like. Find a nice spot to pitch your tent and get set up to chill out. People will be arriving throughout the day and evening so keep an eye out for friends of the Mafiosa but don’t try to book or ask for us under this name. ;o)
From 7pm on the edge of the camp site look for us on the river bank where we will have a little camp fire going and will be enjoying some beers. You might want to bring a little BBQ if you have not eaten already.
Definitely bring some nibbles, drink, marshmallows and fire wood!
You can buy fire wood in the village but you cannot forage for it so everyone please bring a little. Small fires are allowed on site.
10:50 its night night time. Yes it is! No noise or fires after 11pm so please respect the rules and our neighbours. Remove all rubbish. Note no sound systems of any kind also on this site.
Saturday the 21st June
9am to 10am Breakfast and coffee. Get ready for our trek in Glen Coe
We will leave at 10:15am for our Hill walk to The Lost Valley
Start/Finish: Map Reference - NN[masked] - Land ranger map 41
The Lost Valley was where the Macdonalds were supposed to hide the cattle they had rustled from their neighbours, or perhaps, where they hid their cattle to stop them being rustled by their neighbours! The geologists tell us that the lost valley was formed by the weight of ice that could not escape from the valley as the huge ice cap flowed down to the sea through the pass of Glencoe from off Rannoch Moor. Even knowing all this, the size of the valley still comes as a complete surprise the first time it is viewed.
This is a hard walk and you do so at your own risk.
Wear the appropriate gear. No jeans
Visit the Glencoe & North Lorn Folk Museum in Glencoe village £3 entry opens 10:30am.
The museum has a unique array of objects including costumes and textiles, paintings, photographs, decorative arts and objects connected to the Jacobite uprisings.
Visit the Glencoe visitor centre, Ballachulish PH49 4HX.
Glencoe visitor centre has exciting interactive displays and activities and a viewing platform. ‘Living on The Edge’ explores the landscape, wildlife and history of this special place. Find out what it feels like to climb on ice, discover how the glen was formed, and try your hand at problem solving the conservation issues faced by The Trust. It also has a shop with lots of interesting local products and a café - with fabulous home baking!
After our activities we will be heading back to the camp site and we will walk up to the awesome Clachaig Inn.
You can eat here in little groups or just come up later on after you have eaten at the camp site for drinks only. Bring a torch for the walk back to the campsite. You can’t see a thing and you will fall in a ditch and break an arm if you don’t!
Sunday the 22nd June
Check out time is 11am. Enjoy a leisurely drive back home. :oD