Cameron’s Barn. Ben Nevis

Camerons Barn. KMRT Archives.

When I joined the RAF Kinloss Team there were so many places the team used as Base Camps all over Scotland. Most I used they ranged from some incredible Bothies, huts, halls, Castles, Lodges to barns. These places had huge history and one I never used was the famous Cameron’s Barn in Glen Nevis. I would love to know more about it. As it was a place with a huge history for the RAF Teams I am sure they ran early winter courses from here in the late 50’s.

A great insight into Ian Sykes life .

Ian Sykes (Spike) who was a RAF Kinloss MRT member and a sound climber mentions Cameron’s Barn in his great book on Ben Nevis. Well worth a read. I would love to know where exactly Cameron’s barn was or is and a photo of the outside. It held many memories for a lot of the “old and bold” lots of Rescues and adventures took place here!

Can you help supply any photos or tales.

Ray Sefton

“Camerons Barn was located about 200 yards from the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. For many years there has been a restaurant at that location. In the 1950s we had very few bothies for bases and in Fort William we would camp at Achintee, which over the Christmas period could be up to 10 days. Getting the Barn from Mr Cameron was a real bonus.

Mr Cameron owned most of Glen Nevis and was mainly a farmer who developed the campsites in the Glen later. I believe his family may still own the land.”

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Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to Cameron’s Barn. Ben Nevis

  1. Ray Sefton says:

    Camerons Barn was located about 200 yards from the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. For many years there has been a restaurant at that location. In the 1950s we had very few bothies for bases and in Fort William we would camp at Achintee, which over the Christmas period could be up to 10 days. Getting the Barn from Mr Cameron was a real bonus.
    Mr Cameron owned most of Glen Nevis and was mainly a farmer who developed the campsites in the Glen later. I believe his family may still own the land.

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