Huts

Update on Hut use and reducing the risk of respiratory infections, including Covid 19; December 2022

Huts provide communal living in relatively confined spaces, so increasing the risk of acquiring, and spreading, respiratory infections including flu and Covid.  As Government advice notes: “…there are actions we can all take to reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 and passing it on to others.  These actions will help reduce the spread of other respiratory infections such as flu which, along with Covid-19, can cause serious illness in some people…”.

So, when booking and visiting Rucksack Club huts please ensure:

  • You contact the hut warden to check availability and get a confirmed booking.
    No one must visit a hut without a confirmed booking. 
    This is necessary to allow wardens to contact others who have booked to use the hut if needed;
  • Do not visit a hut if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as Covid-19 or flu, a high temperature and/or do not feel well enough to carry out normal activities;
  • Whilst staying in a hut with others present, please keep it well ventilated and maintain good hygiene, all huts have ample sanitisers available for use;
  • If you develop any symptoms suggestive of a respiratory tract infection, including Covid-19 or flu whilst staying at a hut, then please clean, disinfect and ventilate the hut and then leave.  Please ensure all windows and doors are closed before leaving.  Let the warden know immediately so that other users and those with forthcoming bookings can be advised;
  • In line with current Government advice, the Club expects all those visiting our huts to be fully vaccinated.

In summary, if feeling unwell please avoid, or leave, our huts to reduce the risk of spreading infections to others.

Thanks to all members and guests in anticipation of your understanding and consideration.

Andy Tomlinson, President, 1 December 2022

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The Club owns three excellent and strategically placed mountaineering huts: Beudy Mawr, High Moss and Craigallan. (Note: Rucksack Club members who login to this site can access a Hut Booking Calendar that gives current availability at the huts.)

Beudy Mawr

Beudy Mawr, the Club’s oldest hut, is situated in the heart of Snowdonia on the edge of Nant Peris at the start of the Llanberis Pass (A4086).

Hut facilities include:

  • Well-equipped kitchen.
  • Dining room and lounge with multi fuel stoves.
  • Drying room with heater.
  • 17 bunks in 2 rooms upstairs including 6 in the Member’s room.
  • Downstairs toilets, urinal, showers and wash-basins.
  • Parking for about 8 cars.
  • Camping is allowed; normal hut fee rates apply (see below).

The Hut is available for use by Members and any guests accompanying them, members of Kindred Clubs and parties from BMC affiliated Clubs. For further information, contact Hut Warden.

High Moss

High Moss

High Moss is situated in the Duddon Valley in the south western Lakes at the foot of the Walna Scar track to Coniston. It is well off the road and access is via a track…and there is no telephone reception!

Hut facilities include:

  • Well-equipped kitchen.
  • Large dining room and lounge both with coal fires.
  • 24 bunks in 5 dormitories.
  • Toilets, showers and wash-basins.
  • Bike store
  • Parking for about 10 cars.
  • Camping is allowed when the hut is full; normal hut fee rates apply (see below).

The Hut is available for use by members and any guests accompanying them, members of Kindred Clubs and parties from BMC affiliated Clubs. For further information, contact Hut Warden.

Craigallan

Craigallan

Craigallan overlooks Loch Linnhe and is situated about 2 miles from Ballachullish on the A828 to Oban; it is within easy reach of Glencoe and Ben Nevis.

Hut facilities include:

  • Well-equipped kitchen.
  • Dining room with log/coal burning stove and lounge with electric fire.
  • Drying room.
  • 12 bunks in two rooms upstairs and overspill sleeping in the lounge for up to 6.
  • Toilets, urinals, shower and wash-basins downstairs and up.
  • Parking for approximately 8 cars and Overspill parking.
  • Camping is allowed when the hut is full; normal hut fee rates apply (see below).

The Hut is available for use by members and any guests accompanying them and members of Kindred Clubs. For further information, contact Hut Warden.

Hut Fees

Member 

 

8.00

Full time student

 

9.00

Associate Member

 

11.00

Guest of Member/Associate Member and member of a club offering reciprocal rights (Kindred Club)

 

14.00

All other adults including club and individual members of the BMC/Mountaineering Scotland

 

17.00


All under 18 year olds
 

8.00

     
     

 

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