I hope you had a good summer, and are enjoying the start of Autumn. Now, with the leaves changing colour, and the nights drawing in, an Ancrum Member’s fancy turns to the hills- speaking of which…. the October weekend meet is upon us next weekend (12th – 14th) and this month we are going to the Raeburn Hut, a handily located favourite.
The Raeburn hut is on the A889 road between Dalwhinnie and Laggan (GR NN 6360 9091, alt 319m). The hut has all the usual refinements and accoutrements- shower, toilets, drying room, kitchen, electricity, fridges, microwave, kettles and toaster with cooking by gas. For sleeping, there are also 2 rooms with alpine sleeping platforms with mattresses- you will need a sleeping bag (and a pillow if you want one). There is also parking at the hut. The cost for the hut is £17 per person, per night and the cost of Petrol for passengers will be £20. We have 6 spaces booked, but more spaces might be available.
The Raeburn is a nice hut in a great location, with access to the Drumochter Hills, the Ben Alder group, the Monadhliaths, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Ben a’Chlachair group, Creag Meagaidh, The Tulloch, Fersit and Roughburn Munros and the Grey Corries, Aonachs and Ben Nevis- all within an hour’s drive (and the Pottery Coffee Shop is not far away either!).
Phone in is on Tuesday 9th October, between 8pm and 9pm only. Phone Ian to book your space on the first meet of the Autumn proper.
In other news of upcoming meets- the November Meet to the Loch Lochy Chalets will be on the weekend of 9th – 11th November, and of course the Christmas Meet at the delightful Milehouse will be the weekend of 8th – 10th December (Santa and his helper will be coming to visit). Pop them in your diary if they’re not already there J
I’m looking forward to getting out and about. Hope I see you there.
Your incarcerated Meets Secretary