To make a booking, contact the custodian
(even if you are a member, do not simply go up there without contacting the custodian).
If you do book, there is a pdf copy of the details on this page,
together with some further information about the hut,
this is worth printing out and bringing with you.
30 Reid Terrace
Edinburgh EH3 5JH
phone: 0131 332 0071
Dundonnell, near Ullapool.
Landranger 19, Gairloch and Ullapool.
OS map (streetmap)
Grid Ref NH 09563 87736
Lat/Long 57.8383 N, -5.2097 W
Postcode IV23 2QR (for satnav).
From Inverness, head west towards Ullapool and follow the A835. At
Braemore junction take the A832, signposted Gairloch, to
The hut is located on the south side of the A832, 0.5k
before the Dundonnell Hotel.
If you want to get some idea of what the road conditions are like see
here for a list of road traffic
In the Highland section the A9 ones, in particular Drumochter and
Slochd, are obviously worth looking at.
The Braemore junction ones seem to be the closest to the Smiddy.
Ten people, on alpine-style sleeping platforms, all with mattresses and pillows (bring your own pillowcase).
See the overall huts page.
In addition, there is a coin meter for the electricity, which takes £1 coins - bring some with you!.
Payment How to pay for a stay in one of the huts.
Electric lighting/heating/cooking, coal fire, H&C water,
WC, kettle, microwave, fridge, and crockery and kitchen utensils are
NB It is worth bringing your own tea towels - we try to provide a supply but, with no-one on hand, it is hard to keep them clean!
Showers are available in the Dundonnell Hotel (until 11.30pm, if you wish to prioritise beer over cleanliness, price £3.50, including a towel - summer 2014).
Mobile phone reception
There is a good 4G signal on EE.
We have not checked other networks, but do not rely on reception.
NO CAMPING IS ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY.
When you leave
Turn off all electrical appliances at the sockets, including fridges
and water heater;
leave the fridge and icebox doors open.
Take away all refuse.
Ensure that all doors and windows are left locked/secure.
The nearest large shops are in Ullapool, 26 miles away.
There is a big range of shops etc. there.
There are some small shops in Aultbea (15 miles to the east) and Poolewe (25 miles to the east).
is about 500 yards away, and serves bar meals to non-residents.
Apart from that, the nearest hotel or bar is in Ullapool, 26 miles away.
The Dundonnell hotel is not open every night in the low-season, and is often closed on Wednesdays in summer, so it is worth checking on the website before relying on it.