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Report - Mamore Lodge - Kinlochleven - June 16

Lolz101

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The Mamore Lodge
Mamore Lodge was constructed in 1905 on the Fairfax-Lucy family owned land covering 45,000 acres, 700Ft above sea level on the slopes of Am-Bodach, with spectacular views over Loch Leven. Down to the pap of Glencoe stands Mamore Lodge on its eerie like perch. Mamore was built for Captain Frank Bibby.

Bibby is possibly the worlds oldest independent shipping company and is now run by the sixth generation. The family were great hosts and entertained King Edward, Viscount Churchill and Sir Henry Fairfax-Lucy. Deer still roam the estate and with its spectacular landscape it has featured in the films Rob Roy and Brave Heart.

It has retained much of its original character, The Mamore Lodge had once played host to Edward VII, Lord Belper, Lord Kenyon and Captain Britten, and they had left their names on the doors. Their rooms were panelled with pine and the light switches were carved from horn. The Edwardians, it seemed, had moved out only recently, taking with them their furniture and their flummery. The rest of this century will be remembered here only for the arrival of tartan duvets and gleaming new aluminium breakfast tables.​

The Visit
Not found anything worthy for a while, I was in the area so I went for mooch and found it to be wide open so I swiftly returned with camera etc next day, the largest of the woodburning stoves had gone some kind of He-man metal faires had been in the night, I imagine a lot more has walked since then...


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This the the small building out back, which contained 4 or 5 boring bedrooms.
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That swing has also walked

Thanks for Looking :thumb
 
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