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Jan Hamilton of Duror's lovely photo of the Kentallen, Glencoe  cottage and bay. Her website click. Glencoe is part of the Outdoor Capital of the UK, near self catering cottages Port Appin feryy to Lismore, 30 minutes from the Kentallen self catering cottage Billy Currie's lovely photo of the young Deer in Glencoe. Click for website. Glencoe Mountain 30 minutes from our holiday self catering cottage Buchaille Etive Mor in Glencoe near self catering holiday cottages Evening from the Holly Tree Hotel, 400 yards from our Kentallen self catering cottage Arisaig, with Skye in the distance. A day out from Glencoe

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                                             for Self catering  Very few lochside Cottages are near the most beautiful Glen in Scotland. This pretty lochside holiday cottage by Glencoe between Fort William and Oban. We overlook the Bay of Kentallen, Loch Linnhe by Ben Nevis.

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WHY SELF CATERING IS SO SO MUCH BETTER THAN B&B  COME AND GO as you please. You can eat in CHEAPLY. Peak time week, family of 4, only £23per person/per night.

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From November until the end of April there can be snow on the hills.. Even so, more often than not the main roads will be clear of snow.  Higher snow probability on the roads lies between the middle of January and March.


You can get massive variations in snow level even with a few miles. Our little hamlet at Kentallen is often clear of the snow which clogs up the main road to Glasgow, about 4 miles away.


Plan how to get to and from Glencoe in snowy conditions. It is tempting to think of the Moor of Rannoch as being the main hazard, with snow poles   Well, that road is very seldom closed, and they clear it and re-open it quickly. You are more likely to run into deer, than be stuck in snow.


No, it is the steep, curving hill beside Crianlarich station which is the main trouble spot.

Take the coastal road through Kentallen and Appin,  then, just after Dalmally, go to Inverary. Then take the Rest and Be Thankful pass over to the lower half of Loch Lomond. This avoids the worst of the acccident bottlenecks on the Loch Lomond road as well.



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DRIVING GLENCOE and the HIGHLANDS IN SNOW AND ICE

Take 11 things with you


Old bits of carpet, clothes, or cardboard for getting the car out of snow

Wellington boots - carried inside the car

Shovel, to dig out the car

Emergency first aid kit

Spare clothes

Scarf

Hat covering the ears

Gloves

Chocolate and something to eat

Flask of hot drink

Charged mobile phone

St. Christophers charm, you never know

For novices on snow and ice driving, here are our tips

Five Don'ts


Don't overtake on snow and ice

Don't rev the engine or accelerate quickly

Don't allow the battery to run down. It is very vulnerable  in the cold.

Don't use washing up liquid in the screen wash

Don't run on thin tyres


Twelve Do's


Drive very slowly, particularly around corners

Avoid steep hills, particularly those with bends

Go into corners slowly

Accelerate very slowly

Use 2nd gear if possible on ice

Keep the driving wheel as straight as possible

Leave a massive amount of room between you and the car in front

Fill the petrol tank more frequently than usual

Keep your mobile phone topped up

Use WD 40 to ease the door locks

There are  extra cold temperatures in low lying valleys, and on  tree lined roads

Choose a coastal route if possible rather than an inland route.



Driving on snow and ice Scotland video

Driving on snow and ice video