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Join the Mafiosa on their summer adventure to Glencoe!

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

http://www.redsquirrelcampsite.co.uk/

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

Alternative activity

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.

https://www.clachaig.com/

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

Don J

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  • Rob L.

    An enjoyable weekend. Many thanks for organising it Don

    June 25, 2014

  • Dom

    Great weekend and stunning location ; nice to meet you all... Thanks Don and Everyone!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Pete

    Great weekend!! Thanks for organising Don, and Rob thanks once again for taking my stuff.....much appreciated!!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Graham R.

    What a great weekend, all the required element, even up to the guitar playing at the campfire! Thanks Don!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • David

    Great weekend Don - thanks for organising it. It was a wonderful walk up to the Hidden Valley and well worth the climb and a brilliant evening with great company in the Clachaig Inn rounded it off perfectly. Looking forward to the next one!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Pete

    If we're lucky enough to have good weather that weekend, I would like to go up on the bike, just putting some feelers out for now to see if anyone would be happy enough to take my camping gear in their car?

    1 · February 14, 2014

    • Val

      Hi Pete, have had to pull out medical reason- have let Dom know. Sorry but will no longer be able to transport a bag.

      June 17, 2014

    • Pete

      Hi Val, no worries, hope its nothing too serious.

      June 17, 2014

  • Dom

    Hi there, I would honestly need a lift :-)obviously very happy to share expenses and petrol ; please let me know if it's feasible, Thanks in advance. D.

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • Rob L.

    I can give lifts if anyone needs one. I'll be leaving from the Bellevue area in Edinburgh about 3pm.

    June 15, 2014

  • rebecca

    What a shame. This is just the kind of trip I love but I'm going to be down south. Hopefully I'll make the next outdoor adventure. Have a great time and hope the midges behave.

    June 14, 2014

  • Lizzy

    Can't get the weekend off now. Gutted :(

    June 11, 2014

    • Don

      Oh that's a shame Lizzy was looking forward to catching up. I might post a return trip in September!

      June 13, 2014

  • Don

    Saturday night band! The Ballachulish Hellhounds. Playing from 9pm they are a Scottish country blues/bluegrass trio signed to Big Rock Candy Records. Based in Glasgow, originally from the Highlands. The Hellhounds have been playing most of Scotlands major festivals and venues for the last 5 years. Food+Music+Beer=Good times!

    June 10, 2014

  • Clodagh

    Hi. I also would need a lift if anyone driving has space and could take me that would me much appreciated . I have a half day from work and stay in Slateford area. Thanks.

    June 8, 2014

  • Paula H

    Sounds great! I will need and appreciate a lift though ... I live near Leith Links. Many thanks

    February 11, 2014

    • David

      Hi Paula I can give you a lift. I have a half day and was thinking of leaving around 2.30 - 3.00 if that's any good but am flexible.

      June 7, 2014

  • Graham R.

    I see Oban Lifeboat is having its open day on the Saturday - about an hour's drive away if anyone fancies an alternative activity. Might be too long a drive after the Friday night's revelry though! ;-)

    June 2, 2014

  • Jill Claire F.

    Hey... Id love to come along.But have neither transport or a tent!Sorry...Im rubbish!

    June 2, 2014

  • Val

    Can do lifts for a couple of peeps if needed- Ferry Toll in Fife best pick up spot for me.

    February 23, 2014

  • doug

    Will I need to book a spot for my campervan. I don't need electric hook up or anything like that. Would be happy parking up and camping.

    February 14, 2014

    • Don

      No you cannot book the camp site at all. I will be taking my jump camper. :o)

      February 14, 2014

  • Alick B.

    Hi Guys I would be happy to give a lift to anyone who wants one. I plan to leave Edinburgh around lunch time on the Friday. PC world at Corstorphine would be the pick up and drop off point for the lift. Regards

    Alick

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Julie G.

    Awesome idea. RSVP yes at mo but want to check if I can either bring dog or get dog sitter so will update in next couple of days to free up a spot if plans have to change. Thanks don! Oh and I am happy to lift share if needed, will have at least one space for someone plus equipment

    February 11, 2014

    • Don

      Yes this group is dog friendly. Can you take Paula Hogg with you please.

      February 12, 2014

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