Naismith hut, Elphin, Sutherland
This fine hut is the fifth and latest to be maintained by the SMC. It was opened in 1999 and named the Naismith Hut, after William Naismith, pioneer climber and one of the founder members of the SMC.
The hut is located in Elphin, in the far-flung North-west of Scotland. This area has a unique geology and many iconic hills such as Suilven and Quinag which rise dramatically out of the landscape. There is excellent climbing close by on the Torridonian sandstone of Stac Pollaidh and the wave washed rock of Reiff. This meet is well worth the long journey.
The hut has two dormitories with Alpine platforms with mattresses. The hut is fully equipped with electricity and gas for cooking. The hut has a drying room, toilets and a shower.
You will need to bring a sleeping bag.
Directions: OS sheet 15 Grid ref: 216118
Follow the north entrance to the small loop road off the A835 as you are leaving Elphin on a right hand bend. The hut is the building just under Cnoc Breac (280m) and is the second entrance on the left on the loop road.
Places:8 Cost: £10 pppn