Before I go any further I’d like to say that since this camping trip (back in 1995) I’d suggest to anyone thinking of “rough camping/wild camping” to check where you are allowed to set up your tent. I’m not so sure we were allowed to camp where we did, close to Lochan Urr… (we were very well behaved and took all our litter home with us…)
The River Etive apparently has quite the reputation for kayaking:
The River Etive is one of Scotland’s most popular and challenging white water kayaking runs. It provides a multitude of solid Grade 4(5) rapids with a variety of falls and pool drops.
We just went to camp; get out of the city (Edinburgh), calm the nerves (waiting for our final year marks and the grades that would determine our future employability) and enjoy what nature had to offer – on the cheap.
We weren’t disappointed. This is a stunningly beautiful part of Scotland.
We were even lucky enough to see some deer up on the hills…
Despite it being sometime in late June – early July, there were still patches of snow on the mountains, and the water was extremely invigorating. Yes, we all took the plunge!
Cleaning up these old negatives of mine have made me really want to go back and visit Glen Etive again. Hopefully I won’t have to wait too long :)