Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club

Blackrock Cottage, Glencoe- Re-scheduled to Easter 2021

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Date(s) - 09/04/2020 - 14/04/2020
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Blackrock Cottage

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Location: Blackrock Cottage, lies at the foot of Meall a’ Bhuiridh at the entrance to Glen Coe, post code PH49 4HZ. OS map 41, GR NN268530.

Situation: Access to the cottage is off the A82 on the same access road as the Glencoe Mountain Resort which is clearly signposted. There is parking space for up to 5 cars outside the cottage. The Glasgow – Fort William bus stops on request at the junction of the A82 and the resort access road.

Accommodation: The cottage has two floors. Sleeping accommodation is in two upstairs bedrooms (accessed by a steep stairway) each with four single beds, and in one downstairs room with a bunk bed, giving a total of ten beds. Mattresses and pillows are provided – please bring your own sleeping bag.

Downstairs there is a fully equipped but basic kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge (in summer), toaster and kettles. There is also a sitting / dining room. Our recently re-vamped, heated, shower block (see Publications for Coal-shed poem) houses a toilet, wash hand basins, shower and a drying room. Heaters and shower are on a £1/£2 coin meter.  No camping is allowed.

Facilities: Electric lighting, cooking, all kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery are provided. Drinking water is available from the coalshed taps.

There is an open fire in the sitting room and a coal-burning stove in the kitchen. There is a good supply of coal and kindling in the coal shed.