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Lost Valley - Glencoe

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Discover the hidden secrets of Coire Gabhail

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About this event

The Lost Valley or, to use its correct name, Coire Gabhail is a place of much mystery and legend. It is said that it was in this valley where the MacDonalds clan hid the cattle that they had rustled from rival clans! Geologists theorize that this remarkable place was formed by the sheer weight of ice bearing down on the underlying rock layers, unable to flow out from the valley, through the pass of Glencoe and to the sea. Coire Gabhail is the valley that separates Beinn Fhada and Gearr Aonach. The furthest left and centre of the Three Sisters of Glencoe. Our route follows a clear path which starts out at the 'Old Road' and crosses the river on a footbridge. Initially the path is steep and almost a scramble but secure steel cables provide ample security on the trickiest section. As the path meanders its way up the valley we pass through a beautiful wooded gorge with the sound of the Allt Coire Gabhail crashing over rocks far below. Care is needed where the path drops steeply away. After some distance the path crosses the stream on stepping stones. After rain it's unlikely we'll keep our feet dry! Shortly after this, the path scrambles up a worn, rocky rake, where many choose to shuffle along on their bottoms. This short scramble is straightforward, with only mild exposure. Soon we are climbing again, but now on a fine rock staircase and there are spectacular views to Glen Coe behind. Once past this rugged section we are rewarded with the sudden grand reveal! Descending gradually into the Lost Valley the vast expanse of grass and stones comes as a complete surprise. Surrounded on all sides by the steep flanks of Bidean nam Bian and with the Munro summit of Stob Coire Sgreamhach prominent ahead, the situation is quite humbling. We will explore the flats at our leisure and find a perch to sit and enjoy a bite to eat and drink and of course, there will be ample opportunity for photos. Private bookings are available for this event - Please get in touch for available dates and group pricing For more information about our route and the terrain, the level of difficulty, the amount of experience required and level of fitness, please follow the 'Useful Info' link on the Menu bar at the top of the site homepage. Here you will also find the 'Kit List' link providing recommendations on essential kit you will need to bring with you.

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If you choose to cancel your booking : Booking cancellations must be made in writing. If you cancel more than 28 days before an event takes place, your payment will be refunded minus a £10 booking deposit. If you cancel 28 days or less before an event takes place, no payment will be returned. We do not offer credit towards future events in place of a refund. We strongly recommend you take out appropriate holiday insurance to cover for unforeseen events that may cause you to cancel your booking. If we have to cancel your booking : Regardless of reason, in the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your booking, then we will refund your payment in full. We will try and give as much notice as possible. For weather related cancellations, notice could be as short as a couple of days. For other reasons, we would hope to give a fortnight's notice, possibly more. We cannot be held liable for additional costs you may have incurred such as accommodation or transport you may have booked.

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