We left Luss on the 20th April and headed for the Glencoe CCC site to break the journey, another one with no TV or internet but we did have radio!
As we were only here for two days we headed back to the lake we visited in 2009, Glencoe Lochan. It is a loch that was man made in 1895 by Lord Strathcona to try and ease his wife’s homesickness for Canada.
A lot of investment has gone into the lochan in recent years, with improved access for people with limited mobility and the wildlife around being encouraged to visit the area.
From here we headed to Morvich CMC site for an overnight stop. Although easily accessible we didn’t feel it warranted any longer than one night,certainly as motorhomers anyway.
On arrival at Kinlochewe (after a scenic drive there through the famous Glen Docherty) we were greeted very warmly by the wardens who couldn’t be more helpful. This site is a real gem and we will definitely return here, based on facilities, location and friendliness.
While here we experienced quite a lot of bad weather although we knew it was coming. We had snow, strong winds and sleet over the next few days but we didn’t let it beat us!
One day we went for a 11km walk to Loch Maree and it rained/snowed for 90% of the day! It was very wet underfoot and we subsequently realised our waterproofs are no longer as watertight as they used to be..
Despite this, we had a great day out and were met by feral mountain goats eating the Spanish Gorse along the route and deer could be seen up on the fells. On our return we went to the Kinlochewe Hotel for a pint as a treat and booked a table for the evening as they had been recommended to us by a fellow camper.
We were not disappointed – the food was excellent and all homemade, with very relaxed but professional staff. Walkers, tourists and locals were all in there and it made for a lovely chilled atmosphere.
Another day we walked next door to the site into the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre where they have marked out a number of low level walks you can take.