Plans announced for Derry Lodge development

Interesting times ahead.


Derry Lodge in Glen Lui, Cairngorms Derry Lodge – is a new lease of life on the cards?

One of the most asked questions in Glen Lui has got to be “Aren’t they doing anything with Derry Lodge?”

It hasn’t been occupied since the Cairngorm Club gave up the lease in 1967 and has been slowly going downhill ever since.

However Mar Lodge Estate has now announced long term plans to bring the building back into use, as a walkers’ hostel.

The plans were on display at an open day at Mar Lodge at the weekend, but there’s little likelihood of them taking shape in the near future – sometime in about five years time is the estimate.

Hostel plans for Derry Lodge, Glen Derry, Cairngorms Suggested layout for hostel accommodation in Derry Lodge

The basics are a hostel with 20-22 beds in two- and four-bed rooms, with the ground floor containing lounge, kitchen, dining room, meeting room, drying room , showers etc.


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About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to Plans announced for Derry Lodge development

  1. John drysdale says:

    Last folk who stayed in the house actually set the floor on fire. Good news if done properly and run sensibly

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    • heavywhalley says:

      Thanks for that John – interesting idea though! Glad you found The missing walker regards to all involved ! Could you send me grid of location by email ?

      Hope you are well bad living the dream !

      Kind regards Heavy


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