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Huts

Lagangarbh Hut, Glen Coe

Lagangarbh Hut is situated north of Buachaille Etive Mor near the River Coupall (NN 2207 5597). It is owned by the National Trust for Scotland, and has been occupied and maintained by the Club since 1946. It was extensively refurbished in 1994.

There is limited parking at the bottom of the rough access track, near the footbridge over the Coupal River.

The hut provides accommodation for 20 persons. Six places are reserved each weekend for Members and their guests. Heating and cooking are by propane gas and electricity, lighting is electric. The hut has drying room, toilets and a shower.

Lagangarbh Barn is located immediately behind the main hut and offers quieter accommodation for 10 persons.

Lagangarbh Hut has a fee of £10 per person per night.

Devil's Staircase
Lagangarbh Hut in Glen Coe, with the Buachaille Etive Mor behind,
from the Devil's Staircase (Photo: Ken Crocket)

The hut was originally a crofting home, typically with central entrance hall and stairs ahead, two rooms up and down, left and right. The roofing is still the local Ballachulish slate which covered much of Scottish housing; check out the huge quarry at Ballachulish. The walls are of thick stone, built to withstand the battering of gales. The Club planted a shelter belt of trees to the west, from whence roar in the prevailing south-westerlies.

Choose the right bunk space and you will be rewarded with a unique view of one of Scotland's best mountains - Buachaille Etive Mor. The map indicates the wealth of mountains nearby.


Map adapted from the Hillwalkers' Guide Vol.1. The Munros

Applications to stay at the hut or the barn should be addressed to the Honorary Custodian: Bernard Swan

email: lagangarbh@smc.org.uk

16 Knowes View,
Faifley,
Clydebank,
Dunbartonshire,
G81 5AT

Tel: 01389 875 505. Civilised hours only, please.

 

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