/ Inchnadamph hotel
Can you camp in the parking area next to it (assuming the hotel does not own the land: a bit close I know but who wants to stagger far in the dark?)
Never been in the hotel so can't answer re. the bar. I wouldn't expect to be able to camp next to the hotel.
There are other places to stay, however:
Pretty sure it is a public car park.
Looked at that already. Not open yet, same story with the campsites near Lochinver.
It has a public bar.
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Aye, that's the problem at this time of year. Gets better after Easter.
Yet you can by the Kings House Hotel, The Cluanie Inn and the Inveroran Hotel to name a few.
It means more business as I'm either camping close & using the bar or camping further away and bringing my own bottled ale from a big supermarket located in Glasgow.
I seem to remember that the public car park has signs saying no overnight parking.
There is a public bar but last time I was in they shut early (10pm), there were residents present as well. Don't rely on turning up lateish and getting a pint. I slept in my car in the walkers car park.
> I seem to remember that the public car park has signs saying no overnight parking.
Yes, looks like your memory serves you right - in this Google streetview there's one of those Yellow Signs "No Overnight Parking Permitted"
The pub is grim. I believe Highland Council has had to remove some "No overnight parking" signs, as they have no basis in law. (Parking is permitted, camping is not.)There are several attractive parking places nearby which we have used in our campervan.
My last wild camp had me bored during the long night of nearly 12 hours. Did my head in, counting down the hours.
I regularly sleep in the car during winter. To get through the long dark evening, an audiobook on the iPod and a dram or two of whisky come in handy.
There's some great camping spots a mile or so up the road next to the ruined castle on the loch. We ate in the Inchnadamph hotel and I'll second it being grim! The bar over the hill at kylesku was miles better. Nice beers there to take back to the tent :-D
> The pub is grim. I believe Highland Council has had to remove some "No overnight parking" signs, as they have no basis in law. (Parking is permitted, camping is not.)There are several attractive parking places nearby which we have used in our campervan.
There used to be some of those at the three sisters car parks in Glen Coe I am sure. I dont remember seeing them now.
Weather forecast has me altering location to Torridon area. Would love to stay at the Loch Carron camp site but shut until April!!
They should allow you pitch on the sites anyway! Its near to cafe & a hotel.
Will prob end up at Taagan or Torridon free camp sites.
Back home! Weather & winds messed up plans, plus the near impossibility of locating dog friendly accommodation (that's open in March) that has room at the last moment (unless you're prepared to pay over the odds, e.g. £85). You can rule out bunkhouses & hostels!
Only got up Am Bathach between coffees at The Cluanie. Very nice walk but short. A'Chralaig seemed to shelter it from the wind as the summit ridge was fairly calm.
Torrion was shrouded in cloud, high winds & rain: no pleasure weather and my taste for masochism is fairly low.
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