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updated 18 Dec 2018

Hut Finder

Now there's no excuse for not finding the hut and heading for that B&B instead ...........

Quotable quotes......“Inspired by a heady brew, he had stoked the stove to an unprecedented red-hotness, forgetting that his blankets were in the oven. MacAlpine debated whether to confess their incineration to the hut custodian or to claim more plausibly that (J.H.B.) Bell had eaten them for breakfast.” Bill Murray, recounting trouble in the CIC Hut even in 1938.


Balgowan Cabin – Laggan     Map 35 Kingussie NN 639944

Balgowan (7 miles SW of Newtonmore) is on a single track loop road just North of the main A86 (Newtonmore/Spean Bridge road) at Cluny Castle. Take the single track road (signposted Balgowan at the west gate of Cluny Castle) up to the car park on the right, about 300 yards. Space for 6 (carefully parked) cars. Follow the access path on the West of the car park up & around the hillside to reach the hut.

Black Rock Cottage – Glencoe    Map 41 Ben Nevis  GR 267530

Off A82 on the White Corries chairlift road.    miles SE of the Kingshouse Hotel.



Bowderstone Cottage – Borrowdale, Englandshire     Map 89 West Cumbria NY 255164

Bowderstone Cottage is the larger of the two cottages situated at the Bowder Stone, half a mile along a track from the National Trust’s Bowderstone Car Park. From Keswick follow the signs to Borrowdale down the B5289. The Car Park is approximately 6 miles south of Keswick on the left hand side, half a mile after the right turn to Grange.  Park in the Car Park, as you cannot take your vehicle along the track to the cottage. 

Carn Dearg Hut – Glen Clova    Map 44 Ballater  GR 286758

Situated 50 yards from the car park, through gate at cattle grid at end of road, through wood.  Wilton carpet or is it shag-pile covered sleeping platforms.

CIC Hut – Ben Nevis    Map 41 Ben Nevis  GR 168722

Yes you can get in !!!!  In a brilliant location and steeped in Scottish mountain history you can spit to the start of Ben classics from the door.

Coruisk Hut – Isle of Skye    Map 32 South Skye  GR 487196

Surely the hut with the remotest location in Scotland, in a truly magnificent setting. Either dare to cross The Bad Step, on the walk in via Camusunary, or more sensibly take a boat (The Misty Isle) from Elgol.



Clashgour – Blackmount    Map 50 Glen Orchy  GR 256424

Intimate with a walk-in from Victoria Bridge.  Bring coal and karrimats



Glen Brittle Hut – Skye    Map 32 South Skye  GR 412216

On road from Carbost, about 300 yards short of Glenbrittle House. Not too tricky to find, it has a big sign on the side saying "Glen Brittle Memorial Hut".

Glen Lichd House – Glen Affric     Map 33 Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel  GR 005173

A 7km walk or bike along the landrover track from Morvich takes you to Glen Lichd House. Between The Five Sisters & Ben Fhada or Ben Attow. You can literally bag 2 mountains for the price of one.

Glen Rosa Campsite – Arran   Map 69 Isle Of Arran GR 002376

Get the bus from the ferry, then a 1km walk up the road to the campsite. It has toilets & cold water but not much else. Other than being in a great location.

Inbhirhaolain – Glen Etive    Map 41 Ben Nevis  GR 158508

 7 miles from the A82 – Etive road junction

Invercroft – Achnasheen    Map 25 Glen Carron  GR 150559


Does the ghost of the wood-cutter exist ?  Park in the lay-by at GR 147561.  Walk onto the jetty across Loch Gowan  and peer over the end.  Somewhere down there is a Moses style boardwalk across the water.  At far side of loch follow the small posts with bike reflectors to reach the hut.  Bring a karrimat and don't do a Liz ( see news page )

Lagangarbh – Glencoe    Map 41 Ben Nevis    GR 221559

Five star accommodation with slippers at the door.  Lying beneath Buachaille Etive Mor this is a fine venue for any time of year.  Always popular.




Ling Hut – Torridon    Map 25 Glen Carron  GR 957564

Nestling beneath Liathach the skies are the limits.  Access by the path skirting E by the side of Lochan an Iasgair.



Macintyre Hut – Onich    Map 41 Ben Nevis  GR 044612


Just turn off the A82 just past the Creag Mhor Hotel 1 mile past the Ballachulish Bridge. Opposite the sign for the Tom Na Creige B&B, parking is round the back. Most sleeping is in the upstairs dormitories although if you really want to experience desiccation you could always try the drying room (not recommended).

Manse Barn – Onich    Map 41 Ben Nevis  GR 033613

A cute hut that is ideally situated for Glencoe, Glen Nevis, the Mamores and Ben Nevis.  Staggering to the pub for a refreshing pint is a definite possibility if you can manage the 30 yards across the car-park.  Situated on the main A82 between Glen Coe and Fort William in Onich.  Right next door to the Onich Hotel.


Milehouse – Kincraig    Map 35 Kingussie  GR839043

1 mile from Kincraig on the road to Insh.



Mill Cottage – Feshiebridge    Map 35 Kingussie  GR 844047

Turn off A9 to Kincraig and take road to Feshiebridge and Glen Feshie.  Ό mile before Feshiebridge turn L at sign marking entrance to Forestry Commission car park and picnic site (N side of road).  Continue along track, pass FC car park, cottage 300 yards further on R.



Muir Of Inverey – Braemar    Map 43 Braemar  GR 076896

Between Inverey and Linn Of Dee, 5 miles W of Braemar on N side of road.  By a wood, a cottage and a wooden extension.  20p coins for the heaters.

Naismith Hut – Sutherland    Map 15 Loch Assynt  GR 216118

Adjacent to the A835 on a loop road below Cnoc Breac (280m) on S side of main road.  The hut is a traditional cottage next to a modern house so make sure you get the right place although the modern house might do a better breakfast.

Raeburn Hut – Laggan   Map 35 Kingussie & Monadhliath Mountains  GR 636909

The hut is located on the north side of the A889 between Dalwhinnie and Laggan.

Sailing Meet – West Coast    See Dave Simpson for details 

Also known as the  Quickening  or the  Second Coming  Meet.  This year there is a prize for the most impressive amount of fish-food generated.

Smiddy – Dundonnell    Map 19 Gairloch and Ullapool  GR 095877

With the original bellows still in operation all that ‘club hot air’ is guaranteed to circulate.  A great venue with bags of character.  Obvious for great days on An Teallach.  Situated on the S side of the A832, 100 yards E of public telephone.  Bring a karrimat.


Steall Hut – Glen Nevis    Map 41 Ben Nevis  GR 178684

Situated across the wire-rope bridge at the head of the Nevis Gorge. Bring a karrimat for a comfortable night.

Strawberry Cottage – Glen Affric    Map 25 Glen Carron    GR 132207

With limited vehicular access having a mountain-bike is a good idea.   Kick the weekend off with a night-ride to the hut.