/ A steer on accommodation please.

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ElvisLeg - on 25 Nov 2012
Am planning eight nights in Scotland over NY. Would be grateful for an experienced tip on accom. Aviemore and Glencoe are full or expensive which seems to narrow the choices down to Fort William, Kinguissie, Kincraig or Kinlochleven - all have availability.
We've had a couple of winter weekends between us but are mainly looking to climb grade 2/3. In addition - somewhere entertaining enough for the evening or an off day.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
Jamie B - on 25 Nov 2012
In reply to ElvisLeg:

Roy Bridge. Puts you halfway between East and West and allows you to hedge your bets.
The Ivanator - on 25 Nov 2012
geezer - on 26 Nov 2012
In reply to ElvisLeg:

Campervan might be an option ! Given your timeframe the weather might change so it keeps you flexible!

http://www.bigtreecampervans.com

these guys have winter tyres and can give good advice on location and conditions!

ElvisLeg - on 27 Nov 2012
In reply to ElvisLeg: Splendid answers - even the amoosing one. Thankyou.
Mark Bull - on 27 Nov 2012
In reply to ElvisLeg:

> Fort William, Kinguissie, Kincraig or Kinlochleven

None these are bad choices, really.

Staying east has the obvious attraction of the Northern Corries (short approach, shortish routes), but it will be busy if conditions are half decent.

The west has better options at the grade for ridge/buttress type routes if the gullies are full of windslab, but on the other hand it's a bit less likely to have good weather, and the walk-ins are longer.

All have food/drink facilities, with FW having the most choice and Kincraig the least (unless you drive into Aviemore).
Cuthbert on 27 Nov 2012
In reply to ElvisLeg:

Try the cabins at Glenmore Lodge. You wont get much handier than that!
edinburgh_man on 27 Nov 2012
In reply to ElvisLeg:

I rented a house in Glencoe village for a week last year, from the guys that own the Clachaig - it was a great property and worked out much less than b&b's or hotels would have.
RichardP - on 27 Nov 2012
In reply to ElvisLeg:

A few Years ago 4 of us walked into a bothy at the base of Ben Alder

I can't remeber anything really technical but some nice gullies to climb, nice walking.

But with this option there is a 10 mile walk in and you'll have to bring everything you need with you.
The far side of the Loche (about 4 miles from the bothy) there is some woods to collect fire wood.

The 10 days we ere there, there were a great selectipon of people turn up, from solo walkers, to people wanting to turn it into a party venue.

It was a really good Xmas and New year
I like climbing - on 28 Nov 2012
In reply to ElvisLeg:
Kings house hotel in Glencoe is fun
Minneconjou Sioux - on 28 Nov 2012
In reply to ElvisLeg:

As a previous poster said, go for somewhere in between East and West (provided you've got a car). Kingussie has some ok pubs but so also does Newtonmore (or it did when I was last there).

These will be quieter than either Aviemore of Fort William with a larger "local" feel but still good value.

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