Anyone planning to take a vehicle into Glen Strathfarrar between 21 December and 3 January needs to phone the MCofS to get the combination code for the gate. The usual winter access arrangements for the glen apply from 1 November to 25 March when the gatekeeper is not on duty and it is necessary to arrange access with the MCofS. However the MCofS office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period so anyone wanting to gain access (unless on foot or bike) needs to phone before 21 December.
The number to call is 01738 493 942, you need to provide: the date of your visit, the registration number of your car, the names of the occupants and a telephone contact number. You will be given the combination number for a lock on the gate, allowing you access. The combination number will be changed regularly.
The glen offers access to a number of stunning mountain routes including the Glen Strathfarrar Munros. Vehicle access has been negotiated by the MCofS with the landowner with restrictions on the number of cars, and times and dates allowed to drive past the gate into the glen. The summer access arrangements start on 25 March and the details will be posted here and on the MCofS website.