Check out the downloadable amenities brochure. It also has free contoured local maps and area info.http://issuu.com/kevinwlangan/docs/east_highland_way_amenities_brochure/1
Just stayed at the highland hostel in Achluachrach. Had a wonderful sleep and it was quiet so we got a room to ourselves! Great place to stay after day 1 on the ehw, and the warm showers were extremely welcome.
The shop at Laggan (Laggan Stores) closed down this weekend. If it reopens I'll let you know. Sad times!
Changes to route Amenities - Monadhliath Hotel, LagganThere are 2 hotels in Laggan and B&B options. The Monadhliath Hotel have made quite a few changes that may effect future East Highland Way walkers:1. Due to lack of staff they are not doing any pick up’s or drop off’s of walkers from Feagur (check Kingussie Taxi or Rumblie B&B). 2. The meals offered by the hotel have altered, tables need to be booked and it’s not “pub grub” anymore (which is no bad thing).Check out the Laggan Gaskmore Hotel also for great food & drinks in Laggan, and from Easter the Woldtrax centre may be a good lunchtime stop between Feagour & Laggan. (A new wolftrax centre with cafe is in the pipeline!
Whilst planning our EHW trip this month the Tulloch to Laggan stretch presented the most problems. We prefer to use 'bed only' accommodation so that we can be out walking at first light. With no facilities available at Feagour, and not wishing to use B+B's or hotels, our options were exceedingly limited. The Pottery Bunkhouse would have been the logical stop in Laggan but this is no longer operating either. Thank God for the internet and the Laggan Village Hall. Annette, the custodian, has been most helpful and we are really looking forward to meeting her in 2 weeks time. The hall sleeps from 6 (normally) to 24 persons but a sleeping bag and airbed are required. There is a kitchen and showers. (No drying room as far as I am aware.) After a 28-mile hike from Tulloch we probably won't need any rocking!!
Many people use the local taxi service to break up this section.
I have a query regarding wild camping - is there anywhere suitable on the trail near Spean Bridge? I'm looking at doing the trail soon, mixing B&Bs and wild camping.
There's a new cafe at Laggan Wolfrax.The Laggan Wolftrax Cafe opened Easter 2015 and offers hot and cold food, fantastic home baking, great coffee and cold drinks and ice cream.Showers and toilets available too.More information www.facebook.com/lagganforesttrust www.lagganforest.com
If you need help with bag transfers or overnight pick up and drop offs or any local advice on route and accommodation etc call Kingussie Taxi and Tours - 01540 66-70-66 - firstname.lastname@example.org (We were both brought up in the Kinlochlaggan and Badenoch area - Ruaridh and Lorraine)
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