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Old 11 April 2014, 09:01   #1
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Loch Linnhe

Going to Caravan Club site at Bunree south of Fort William and keen to take my SIB with me.

Anyone get any local knowledge on the advisability/pitfalls etc of SIBbing on the Loch.

Any advice appreciated.
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Old 11 April 2014, 10:33   #2
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Going to Caravan Club site at Bunree south of Fort William and keen to take my SIB with me.

Anyone get any local knowledge on the advisability/pitfalls etc of SIBbing on the Loch.

Any advice appreciated.
Great loch for wildlife spotting, otters and Corran and seals basking on Seal Rock between Corran and the Fort.

Watch for tide at Corran narrows, it VERY fast.
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Just spent a week up there based at Dunsaffnage marina near Oban. Therefore mostly based around the lower reaches of the Loch nearer the open sea. All the Lochs around there are surprisingly deep (well for me who's usually based in the Solent) - it is not uncommon for it to be well over 200 ft deep just yards from the shore. Most of the shore line is rocky (easier in a sib than rib) so mind your prop but there are some bays and beaches to land and launch at, but obviously easier to launch at designated slips.

The weather in that part of the world can change very quickly and being on the water is much colder than on land. I would imagine that at the top end of the Loch it's a good deal more settled and calm than at the sea end and you are never far from shore - tho' it can often be glassy at the sea end as well.

Loch/Sea temp last week was 7 degrees.

Scenery is spectacular (if you discount Fort William!).
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Loch leven is on your doorstep at that caravan park and it can be a bit more sheltered than loch Linnhe. As mentioned..the tides at corran and also under the ballahulish bridge are strong.

Loch leven is one of my favourite sealochs. I launch with a Sib from a big layby on the north side of the loch opposite glencoe village. There is a ruined chapel and graveyard on the island in the middle of the loch just down from glencoe village which is worth a land and wander round.. The macdonald chief from the glencoe massacre is thought to be buried there along with many other clan chiefs. Its a very scenic long narrow loch so can be very sheltered and you are never far from land. There is a slight tide flow at the narrows half way along the loch..but nothing to worry about..i often fish in the flow.

Kinlochleven has an old pier and the water is quite deep..so it can produce some fish too..great for mackerel..but its still far to early for them.


If you like fishing..rays and congers can be caught near the bridge ..but watch the tide flow here. Often if it is rough on loch leven..it can be calm on loch linnhe from corran to fort bill...because the two lochs are at right angles to each other and the hills shelter them

The water is very shallow just off glencoe village..so watch and not ground your prop if the tide is low.

To be honest..there are many great places all within easy distance of the caravan site..so im sure you will have great fun exploring them
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We stop at Salen on loch Sunart which is great and it's a nice trip to Tobermory on Mull. Highly recommend anywhere around there,but yes the weather can change quickly so always have the correct gear just in case. Happy Ribbing. :-)

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We stop at Salen on loch Sunart which is great and it's a nice trip to Tobermory on Mull. Highly recommend anywhere around there,but yes the weather can change quickly so always have the correct gear just in case. Happy Ribbing. :-)

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I agree with re the cruise. But the op has a 3m sib with 8 horses and I am not meaning any disrespect to him in anyway but Salen from where he is staying is a fair bit in what can be a forceful stretch of water. Better to stick to the many places near by for good days sibbing.
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Going to Caravan Club site at Bunree south of Fort William and keen to take my SIB with me.

Anyone get any local knowledge on the advisability/pitfalls etc of SIBbing on the Loch.

Any advice appreciated.
I have stayed at that site a few times and taken my sib, easy enough to launch if u have big launching wheels, think its about 5 miles roughly up to the fort
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Old 13 April 2014, 08:10   #8
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Thanks for all the pointers.

I now feel a lot happier to give it a go. 3.3 mtrs with 8hp is not the most powerful way to travel and sometimes lacks the thrust for fast tidal currents so Loch Leven might be a great alternative.

Unfortunately, the engine is the maximum weight I can lift into the boot of the car!!

Thanks
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Been up that way many times with my sib, usually camp over the other side of the loch from where you are going though, its a great loch to explore and has been said by gurnard loch leven is also good if the winds in the wrong direction, plenty of beaches and islands to stop at, thats where a sib comes into its own as you can pull up anywhere you feel like unlike a rib.

A wee pic taken from the west side of the loch looking to the pap of glencoe in the background and i think thats your campsite on the left.
Just remember the weather can turn very quickly, so be safe and you'l love it.
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