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Walked 14th - 20th May 2011

Walked 14th - 20th May 2011


Postby Fiona_74 » Sat May 21, 2011 9:09 pm

Route description: West Highland Way

Date walked: 14/05/2011

Time taken: 7

Distance: 150 km

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Had a great first day on the walk, 5 days of rain/hail/some dry spells, last day mostly sunny but with a hailstorm half way!!

Never again will I attempt this and think I can camp at certain places, heavy rain at Inverarnan and not even worth trying to pitch tents at Kingshouse, will they ever get that sorted, could make a fortune charging folk to sleep on their floors out the rain.

Overall a fantastic trip but would definately prefer to do it again in better weather!!
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Re: Walked 14th - 20th May 2011

Postby snodland » Sat May 21, 2011 11:42 pm

Hi Fiona

What a week to be doing the WHW. Rather you than me and well done. I agree with your comments about the Kingshouse. They could set up a cmping part of the site for a couple of quid a night.(though I understand their notices about not providing services to campers even if they have put a sod of money over the bar the night before). They could buy some of the bunkhouses like the Creag Dohn't and the neighbouring bunkhouses and allow some services to cammpers
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Re: Walked 14th - 20th May 2011

Postby Caberfeidh » Sun May 22, 2011 11:31 am

snodland wrote:I agree with your comments about the Kingshouse. They could set up a cmping part of the site for a couple of quid a night.(though I understand their notices about not providing services to campers even if they have put a sod of money over the bar the night before). They could buy some of the bunkhouses like the Creag Dohn't and the neighbouring bunkhouses and allow some services to cammpers


Or they could set the dogs on ye! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Walked 14th - 20th May 2011

Postby Kevin29035 » Mon May 23, 2011 7:22 pm

When I camped at Kingshouse it was behind a wee hillock 250m before the hotel. As good as the campsite, maybe. Great work considering the conditions.
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