Chelmsford YHA Group

Programme

Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

May 2018

Inverbroom Lodge (cottages-and-castles.co.uk)

Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018

Scotland

Dave P

We have booked Inverbroom Lodge, a Victorian shooting lodge in an outstanding location at the head of Loch Broom, about 8 miles from Ullapool. It has 3 double rooms and 6 twins, mostly en-suite, a sitting room with large sofas and open fire, spacious and well equipped kitchen, grand dining room, drying room and even a games room with billiard table. The lodge is available to us from Sunday 27th May for 7 nights.

There are mountain, valley and forest walks from the door. The four Munros of the Beinn Dearg group are within walking distance, and there are forest paths and stalkers tracks for lower level walks, including the historic coffin route to Dundonnell. Local walks on the 20,000-acre Inverbroom Estate have spectacular views of Loch Broom. A half-hour drive gives access to other mountain areas: An Teallach, Fisherfield and the Fannaichs to the south, and the unique wild landscapes of Assynt and Inverpolly to the north.


Ullapool and Loch Broom (Ian Dinmore)

Other attractions in the area include:

  • See seals, sea eagles and porpoises on a Loch Broom cruise.

  • Boat trips from Ullapool to the Summer Isles.

  • Take a day trip to the Outer Hebrides with the Stornoway ferry from Ullapool.

  • Cross Corrieshalloch Gorge on a Victorian suspension footbridge for views of the Falls of Measach.

  • Discover tectonics at Knockan Crag.

  • Visit the Bone Caves of Inchnadamph.

Itís too far to drive from Essex in one day (about 600 miles), so the options are:

  • Drive, staying somewhere else on the way up and back (nights of Saturday 26th and Sunday 3rd).

  • Fly to Inverness (Easyjet from Luton or Gatwick) and hire cars from there (approx 1 hour drive from Inverness).

  • Travel by train to Inverness and hire cars.

  • Or use the Calendonian Sleeper overnight train to Inverness.

Total cost of the week is expected to be less than £400, including accommodation, food and travel, assuming sharing lifts from Essex.

A deposit of £150 is needed to reserve your place at Inverbroom Lodge.

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL


Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm at the YMCA in Victoria Road, Chelmsford

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