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Message posted by thebiz on 15/10/2013 at 8:20am
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Well.....at last a date's been set for the Knoydart meet. Thursday 22nd May till Monday 26th May, of course anyone can arrange dates which suit themselves round those dates, but that's when most of us will be going.....so now that we have a date, I've started a new thread with some information.
Campsite....see link at bottom of post
£4 for tent and £3 for each extra person, per night
Campsite is about a 20 minute walk from the pier. Very basic facilities, no showers,no hot water, cold water straight from the hill and a compost toilet.....there's a small grass roofed hut for shelter. It's a rough field at the head of the loch and pretty exposed.
Ferry .......see link at bottom of thread
£20 return.....it's a small ferry which holds about 12 passengers. Luggage has to be carried down some stone steps at Mallaig onto the boat where it's put on a wooden palate and covered with a tarpaulin (probably best to wrap bedding etc in something waterproof). Lifting everything down the steps and onto the ferry may be awkward but the crew ( all 2 of them) will help.
It's possible to drive car close to the pier, unload, then park car, I'm sure we can arrange for one person to stay with luggage while we move cars about. At Inverie we can make as many trips as we need to the campsite, leaving any remaining luggage at the pier head where it'll be perfectly safe..well perhaps not the carry out !! I have enquired about a baggage service to carry everything to the campsite but unfortunately that's not available.
Its up to each of us to decide which ferry we want to take and book, I'm thinking about taking my cycle, so I'll mention that when I phone to give them some idea of how much luggage I'll have.
I emailed Tommy the ranger to find out what was available on the peninsula and really there's not very much. The local shop has fresh milk and frozen rolls and bacon but not much more. I wonder if its worth phoning the shop nearer the time to see exactly what they have and if we could even order anything in advance.......at the moment I think we have to expect to take everything with us. Just as well there's a good pub......
Tommy says wood is usually plentiful on the beach, but if its not, we have to tell him and he'll sort something out
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