It’s been awhile: we had to postpone this two years ago. This rescheduled Hogmanay Special is now nearly upon us and we finally get to visit Ratagan SYHA. We have an exclusive booking of this intimate hostel, with stunning views over Loch Duich to Skye.
Glen Shiel is bounded north and south by long sweeping ridges, more Munros than you can count your fingers and toes on, including the spectacular Five Sisters and the edges of The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine (Peak of the Knife). Noted for their accessibility the high peaks provide panoramic vistas of sea and islands.
Various glens leading into Kintail and Inverinate provide lower level walking, such as a visit to the magnificent Falls of Glomach. If you have a bike you can challenge the Bealach Ratagan: if you have a kayak you can launch it from the hostel garden: if you don’t you can launch yourself and swim with the otters and seals.
New Year itself will involve our usual shenanigans, including our traditional group prepared haggis supper. The long dark nights will provide ample opportunity for socialising and entertainment.
Let’s hope for some snow this year so we can dig out our axes and crampons and remind ourselves how to use them!
One of the following payments is required for this meet at the time of booking.accommodation £150.00