Gerrys Hostel, Craig Achnashellach, Strathcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YU
Gerry’s Hostel is situated in an excellent mountaineering and wilderness area on the most scenic railway in Britain. It is on the Cape Wrath Trails, The T.G.O Challenge Route and is 0.5 miles from the Coulin Pass at Craig. Gerry’s Hostel sleeps 20, 10 in a large dormitory with comfortable beds, the rest in 5 or 6 bed family rooms. The hostel has a comfortable common room with log fire and library, old records and WiFi – it has everything you need! Meals and draught ale are available 15 minutes’ drive away. Come and go as you please. Use as a centre to explore this stunningly beautiful area or as a stop off point on your way through. The perfect base for a wide variety of activities including walking, climbing, fishing, cycling, golfing and wildlife watching. See: pine martens, buzzards, golden eagles, red deer, waterfalls and pinewoods from the doorstep.This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.
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01520 766232 Mob: 07894 984294
20: 1×10 2x5or6
All year. Check in after 2pm.
From £17.50 pp main dorm. Family room from £18.50 (min 3 guests). Twins and doubles £25.
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GR037 493. 95 miles north of Forth William, 50 miles west of Inverness on A890. 10 miles west of Achnasheen and 10 miles east of Lochcarron. 4 kilometres east of Achnashellach train station.
Achnashellach station is 4km west of the hostel. Nearest Citylink coaches drop off at Inverness. Local bus between Inverness and Lochcarron garage Wednesday and Saturday 3pm.
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…stunning scenery…and that warm light from the window to return to…
Look at the picture alongside this ‘natter’. I’ll bet that’s a good indication of what people who have visited Gerry’s Hostel have felt. The sun dropping behind the mountains, a cold night just starting to bite, a warm light welcoming from the window and the hope of a convivial evening inside.
Gerry’s Hostel is apparently legendary. Its eponymous founder was as rugged and irascible as the surrounding countryside. Yet, judging by the comments and memories posted online, just like the highlands – he had his devotees. Now run by Gerry’s son, it advertises a log fire and wifi – so maybe some of the rougher edges have been smoothed away. Although their website gleefully announces that food and drink can be had “locally”, 15 minutes drive away!
Having said that – we find ourselves in the Scottish Highlands surrounded by stunning scenery: moorland, lochs, forests and peaks with the opportunites for close wildlife encounters right from the doorstep. There’s walking, climbing, fishing, cycling and any amount of other outdoor activities drawing you on and that warm light from the window to return to…
Now under the careful ownership of Gerry’s son.
This famous hostel, run by mountain guide Gerry for years, is now under the careful ownership of his son. Set in rural peaceful surroundings in Craig near Achnashellach, it is a perfect location for hill walking with low level walks and mountain treks above 900 metres.
Gerrys hostels is an ideal stop over on this 1200km challenging bike ride.
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