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peter kemp
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posted 24 January 2004 13:43           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Ben Ghlas farm an easy road /track slowly climbs up the Falloch Glen. With the river Falloch on your left. Look out for the falls easpecially in wet weather(quite a sight). The going becomes more open as the glen widens. Derrydarroch fatm once a ruin is a good spot for lunch. Big railway sleepers at the bridge do for seats. Continuing up thr glen you will see stands of old Caledonian pine trees. Attempts being made to regenerate. Eventually you pass under road and railway and climp on to open hillside. Above Keilator Farm, an experimental place used by Glasgow university. Look out for pink three headed sheep. This is near ancient boundary of Strathclyde and Dalraida. The path above farm was in past a mud bath has now been vastly improved. The views of the mountains here include the Crianlarich hills of ben More, Stobbinien, Cruach Ardrain. An Caisteall among others. This path soon reaches forestry near Boggle Glen (not Glenboggle as in Monarch of the Glen) . Here you can carry on to Tyndrum (Tin Drum)or turn off to Right for Crianlarich. Crianlarich has a youth hostel and train station/bus route North and South.
For Tyndrum path turns up and into forestry, rough and enclosed at times. Eventually you drop down and under old Caledonian railway bridge (good pit stop)then you cross main road (A82). From here going is almost flat and easy. Cross river Fillan/Dochart and round to ancient site of St Fillans chapel. A short walk takes you to Auch where there is a good campsite with wigwams(heated) and small shop, teas.scones.
From auch carry on along hard tarmac till you recross main road. This joins river walk which skirts site of battlefield of Dalrigh. circa Robert the Bruce and the Brooch of Lorne. Lots of info here. Walk continues with views of the Lui hills and here keep eye on route which is well signposted. Tyndrum soon in sight. At open area with large stupid pillar. ( I've tried to shove ot over) pass through big gate and into trees then along river. Pass old campsite(Pinetrees) now closed. Keep following WHW markes which seem to lead you round village. (they do) lots of B&Bs pass campsite near railway then through gate.
This leads down to river and up to Tyndrum petrol station and the visitor centre(Green Welly shop).
Tyndrum has a huge Hotel mainly for coach trippers. There is the Invervey. We did use it but though it was of poor standards. OK for coffee and beer.
Visitor centre OK for teas etc but near main toilets is a Little Chef. This is fairly good. At west end of village on next leg of route is Brodies store last shop till Kinlochleven.

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Heatha.
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posted 24 January 2004 22:32           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Peter. All info safely stored and, although 2004 is not an option, I will be back in Scotland soon.

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ENGLISH JOCK
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posted 26 January 2004 21:08           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
IS THERE ANY SIGN THAT THE CAMPSITE WILL OPEN THIS YEAR?

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peterkemp
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posted 27 January 2004 17:16           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you mean the one at Tyndrum. I am doubtfull but will let you know ASAP

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pkemp
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posted 26 February 2004 19:07           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Pine trees camping site at Tyndrum is still unopened and i have heard no plans for it to open this year. Also the camping site at Ardlui has changed ownership. However this is a bit off the way unless you are willing to take a ferry trip. Just beyond Ardlui on the A82 the Loch lomond Bothan a newish hotel open for several years now but never was busy , it has started offering reasonable priced food/ accom

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pkemp
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posted 26 February 2004 19:07           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Pine trees camping site at Tyndrum is still unopened and i have heard no plans for it to open this year. Also the camping site at Ardlui has changed ownership. However this is a bit off the way unless you are willing to take a ferry trip. Just beyond Ardlui on the A82 the Loch lomond Bothan a newish hotel open for several years now but never was busy , it has started offering reasonable priced food/ accom

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Geordie Walker
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posted 15 March 2004 23:40           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CAMPING NEAR TYNDRUM - I have just booked one of the wooden wigwams at Strathfillan. It's cheap (10) and looks like fun. am a bit worried about midges though.

you can find them at www.sac.ac.uk/envsci/external/Hill&Mountain/wigwams/default.htm

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Geordie Walker
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posted 15 March 2004 23:40           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CAMPING NEAR TYNDRUM - I have just booked one of the wooden wigwams at Strathfillan. It's cheap (10) and looks like fun. am a bit worried about midges though.

you can find the wigwams at www.sac.ac.uk/envsci/external/Hill&Mountain/wigwams/default.htm

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pkemp
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posted 17 March 2004 18:55           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Geordie. The wigwams are set in an area that should be midge free at most times. It is fairly open and catches any breeze. As others have said Avon Skin So Soft really does work .

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