The Hut is held in trust for the BMC and Mountaineering Scotland. It is situated some 12 Km. from Carbost (the nearest pub) by road or 19 Km. by walking from Sligachan. The Glasgow–Uig bus service passes here. The official address is:
Glen Brittle by Carbost
Isle of Skye IV47 8TA
Telephone 01478 640216
OS map: South Skye 32 ; grid reference NG 412216
The Hut holds up to 20 persons in 3 x 6 bedded rooms and a 2 bedded room. Spare mattresses are available (under a bunk in each room) in emergencies or in the (highly unlikely !) event of overbooking. Families with children under 16 may wish to book exclusive use of rooms .
Although the booking system notes bunk 1, bunk 2 etc, the bunks are not numbered and allocation is a free for all.
Sleeping bags are needed but you are welcome to bring your own linen and duvets. There is no washing machine. There are 3 showers,4 toilets (one suitable for ambulatory disabled) and 3 cubicles for washing. The area is unisex.The drying room has a large dehumidifier and heater, used together on a timed switch. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large pantry (3 fridges + one freezer) with gas hobs and electric ovens (both standard and microwave). Heating is by a combination of electric radiators with a time restriction and the multifuel stove. Smokeless coal is provided but you need to bring kindling, fire lighters (available from Co op in Broadford ). Logs may be used but please do not cut nor take wood from the local area.
Bookings are usually made online but casual visitors are welcome. Check with Bookings Secretary re. availability or turn up at the Hut and discuss with those staying if there is room. Payment may be left in the safe but ensure a record is made in the register, name and amount of cash placed in safe.
The Hut is available to the Mountain Rescue service or to mountaineers injured or distressed when necessary. Overseas visitors stranded in the Glen having not appreciated just how it is so remote and lacking in accommodation may be welcome if there is space.
The hut is in the middle of a working farm so that care should be taken to avoid disturbing farm animals. No dogs please, park cars carefully and take care with litter. Recycling facilities on Skye are limited so that glass must be taken to recycling centres in Broadford, Sligachan or Portree or even better, home. Refuse collection is early on a Tuesday.