Aite Cruinnichidh, 1 Achluachrach, By Roy Bridge, Near Fort William, PH31 4AW
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OverviewÀite Cruinnichidh, 15 miles northeast of Fort William, occupies a unique sheltered spot adjacent to the Monessie Gorge where you can explore remote glens, mountain passes and lochs. There are numerous walks easily accessible from the hostel and seven magnificent canoeing rivers within 20 miles. The location is ideal for climbing (rock and ice), mountain biking, skiing or just relaxing. A warm, peaceful, friendly, country hostel in a converted barn, Àite Cruinnichidh sleeps 28 in eight rooms with all bedding supplied in simple accommodation. The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, sitting room, excellent showers, sauna suite, seminar room and garden. There is a good selection of maps, board games, magazines, books and a small reading room. No TV and, although the hostel has WiFi, guests are encouraged to socialise and enjoy the natural environment that the hostel has to offer. Advice available on walking/cycling routes. Groups and individuals welcome. No wheelchair facilities but glad to accommodate people with disabilities.
Beds & Rooms:28: 1x6, 4x4, 1x twin, 1x double, 1x family/double en suite.
Open:All year. All day.
Price per night:Beds in a 4 bed room £22pp. Twin room £24pp. Double room £27pp. Double/en suite £30pp
Booking:Booking advised, 50% deposit.
Directions:From Spean Bridge take A86 to Roy Bridge. Go though village and continue for 2 miles. Hostel is on right 100m after Glenspean Lodge Hotel on the opposite side of the A86 main.
Public Transport:Roy Bridge train station( West Highland line ) & bus stop (2 miles) has several connections to Fort William daily. Pick up from Roy Bridge, if we can, with advance notice.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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Beautiful hostel close to Fort William plans to open for guests on 17th May.
March 2nd 2021
Aite Cruinnichidh, 15 miles from Fort William and just east of Spean Bridge, plans to welcome guests again from the 17th May. The opening is of course subject to the Scottish government guidelines. Initially it is likely that the hostel will operate as it did between July and October 2020, with greatly reduced numbers and strict procedures in place to minimise the risks associated with Covid.
Winter in the Scottish Highlands can be breathtaking. Snow capped mountains and crystal clear lochs.
September 3rd 2020
Come and enjoy a taste of a Highland winter. Àite Cruinnichidh has availability throughout winter 2020. One of four rooms may be booked. The hostel is also available for exclusive use for family groups in line with the latest government guidelines
If you wish to book the hostel for exclusive use, the cost is £260 a night for up to ten guests. An additional £22 per person up to a maximum of fourteen. (Group sizes must comply with the latest government guidelines. Come and explore this beautiful area. If the night is clear, the night sky is beautiful, as we have no light pollution.
The highlands are good to go
July 7th 2020
Aite Cruinnichidh is open with VisitScotland good to go certification. Escaping to the wondrous landscape of glens, lochs and mountains has never sounded better
Miles of peaceful beauty all around there really isn’t a better place to explore the rugged Scottish highlands. Perhaps take a stroll to the nearby Creag Meagaidh nature reserve, see some of Scotlands iconic wildlife. There’s a whole host of things to see, and now Aite Cruinnichidh has acquired the good to go certification you can be confident in a safe trip.