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Fort William (I)

Site: Lawn at the river - no official campsite
Charges: nothing (-:
Setting: follow the road in the glen (from the roundabout) for half a mile till you see a parking lot on the left side of the road. Steps are leading down to a lawn the river
Ground: mainly even, some uneven parts
Infrastructure: -
Sanitary: bushes (-:
Comments:The campingsites in Fort Williams are quite expensive and very basic, but there is a suitable site for wild camping at the banks of the river (Just follow the road to the Youth Hostel for half a mile, it's on the left side of the road)

Site:Glen Nevis Park
Glen Nevis, Fort William
Inverness-shire PH33 6ST
Tel - 01397 702191
Opened from:March - October
Charges:9 pound (2 persons, incl. car)
Setting:located a few miles from Fort Williams in the Glen Nevis.
SP east of A82 at roundabout. Continue up Glen Nevis for 2m. Site is on right.
Infrastructure:shop, gift shop, 5 phones, restaurant and take-away on site
Comments:large and overcrowded campingsite, used by hundreds of people who want to climb the highest peak of scotland, very expensive
  • Steall Falls: Impressive waterfalls at the end of Glen Nevis, a footpath starts where the road ends. (Photos)
  • Ben Nevis Highest peak in Scotland, but too many tourists in the summer.
  • Neptuns Staircase: A masterly performance in a technical view. The Caledonian Cannal has to conquer 20m difference in altitude by 8 locks . Busses from F. William. Nice walks along the Caledonian Cannal.


Site:Sands Holiday Centre
Gairloch, Highland, IV21 2DL
Tel: 01445/712152
Fax: 01445/712518
Charges:9.50 / 2 persons incl. car
Setting: 3 miles west of Gairloch (B8021)
Ground: lawn, some pitches in the dunes are sheltered from the wind
Infrastructure:shop, phone, hot showers, washing machine, drier
Comment:(1) spacious site, beautyfull dunes, sandy beach with a view to the Isle of Skye

(2) Have been here repeatedly over 12 or more years. Really good. Especially washing/sanitary/etc. Ground is always dry even after torrential continous rain (scots mist ?) due to sand soil under grass. 10 star rating (yes there is such a thing)!

(3) Super site!!!!!!!
Sightseeing-Tip: Badachro Inn (nice Pub with good meals)


Site:Gairlochy Holiday Park
Gairlochy Road, Spean Bridge, PH34 4EQ
Tel: 01397 712711
Fax: 01397 712712
email / Homepage
April, May
Sept & Oct
June, July
& August
Car & Caravan8.5010.00
Ridge Tent7.508.50
for 2 persons, extra person 0.50, extra tent 4.00
Setting:settled between the A84 and the B8004, 15 miles north of Fort Williams
Ground:level, muddy after rain, rocky ground
Infrastructure:washing machine, drier, fish & chips
Sanitary:somwha clean, not enough showers, shower costs 20p
Comment: Site is situated in a glen, sheltered from the wind.


Site:National Trust for Scotland - Glencoe Caravan and Camping Site(Photo)
Glencoe Argyll PA39 4LA
Telephone: 0185 581 1397
email Contact: Derrick Warner
Opened from:1st April - 31st October
Charges:Single person Tent 3,50 pound
Two person Tend 6.00
Large Tents (for 4) 9.00
Mobile Homes (for 4) 9.00
Caravans(for 4) 9.00
small Caravans 6.00
hook-up 2
Setting:located on left hand side on the A82, 1 mile beyond the Glencoe Visitor Centre
Ground:partly flat, partly uneven, ground is partly soaked with water after heavy rain
Infrastructure:shop, laundry room with token operated washing and drying machines, telephone, cooking shelters (knocked-up), hair dryers
Facilities:clean but some more showers would be nice, Facilities for disabled, dogs are welcome
Comments:My favorite campingsite - tremendous panoramic mountain views. Campfires are allowed (in old fireplaces only)
There are a lot of snails - look in your boots in the mornings


Site:Red Squirrel Campsite (Photo)
Charges:3,50 pro person, Children 0,50
Setting:Follow the Glencoe-Village Road for 2 miles. Site is settled on the banks of River Coe opposite the youth hostel . The NTS-Site is on the other site of the river.
Ground:leveled, lots of shady trees are on the ground
Sanitary:Showers & toilets (portacabins). A long way to walk to the toilets from soe quarters of the site.
Comment:Small bonfires are allowed.
Tents only, no caravans.

Glencoe / Invercoe

Site:Invercoe Caravan & Camping Park
Glencoe, Argyll PA39 4HP
Phone/Fax 0185 581 1210
email / Homepage
Caravan, mobile home, large tent for 2 persons9
small tent, 2 persons8
Caravan, mobile home, 1 person5
electric hook-up 1,50 / additional car or boat trailer 1,00
Setting:at the road to Kinlochleven on the banks of Loch Linnhe (right on the side of the loch)
Ground:hard, mainly leveled, some sloping passages
Infrastructure:small shop, laundry (washing machine 2 / drier 0,50 / iron 20p)
Sanitary:Showers & toilets , wheelchairs ok.
Comment:An excellent site, but scenically not as spectacular as the NTS or Red Squirrel Site.
Mainly Caravans, small tent area
The best pub in the area is The Clachaig Inn on the old road out of Glencoe towards the Pass of Glencoe, beyond The Red Squirrel site, just before the junction with the A82 main road. (John & Dorothy, 2002)


Site:Argyll Caravan Park (Foto)
Tel: +44 (0)1499 302285
Fax: +44 (0)1499 302826
email / Homepage
Low Season
30.March-30.June & 1.Sept.-31.Oct.
30 June-1 September
per week 60.00
per night 10.00
per week 66.00
per night 11.00
Prices includes one tent and car plus two adults and two children. Extra person or extra car 2
Backpacker 4.
6,70 for 2 persons, tent & car (September 1998)
8 (2 persons, tent & car) 1999
Setting:On the banks of Loch Fyne, at the A83 to Campbeltown
Ground:hard and even
Infrastructure:all facilities. Large shop, bar (barmeals available) , billiard, recration hall, laundry (washing machine 2, drier 0,50, iron 0,20) dog walk area, 2 children playgrounds (a small one next to the tents and a large one next to the reception) , small soccer field, exhibition of old agricultural tools
Sanitary:Showers & toilets , clean. Warm water and the hair drier are free, the buildings are heated.
Comment:Very large site, mainly stationary caravans. It's a long way to walk from the tent area to the reception. Footpath to Inverary (2 1/2 miles)

Kyle of Lochalsh

Site:Balmacara Site ???
Charges:9 pound (2 persons plus car)
Comments:Last campsite before the bridge to Skye (5,40 pound in one direction!!!). The location of the site is nice - lots of trees and bushes, but the facilities are lousy and there are lots of midges.

Kyle of Lochalsh - Inverinate/Morwich

Site: Morwich Caravan- Club- Site
Inverinate by Kyle of Lochalsh
Rossshire, IV 40 8HQ
Charges:8.70 (2 persons, car)
(Sept. 1999)
Setting: Inverinate is locatde a few miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh at the banks of Loch Duich near the 'Five Sisters' (Glen Shiel). Morwich is located a little bit out of Inveriate on a byroad. (Turn off shortly before or after the bridge over Loch Duich, the byroad leads back to the mainroad in a semicircle)
Ground: lawn, level
Infrastructure: washing machine, drier, TV, billiard, common room, info-point, small shop, roofed cooking shelters for campers
Sanitary: clean, free showers - super!!!
Comments: quiet and peaceful and well-tended campsite, Ranger-station is in the neighbourhood
Sightseeing-Tip: Eilean Donan Castle (the Highlaender Castle!), tour to the "Falls of Glomach" or the "Five Sisters of Kintail", guided tours by Nationl Trust Rangers


Site:Oban Camping & Caravaning Park, Gallanhmore-Farm (Foto)
Oban, Argyll
Tel. 01631 56 24 25
Caravan, mobile home or tent for 2 persons8
each additional adult1,50
Children (under 14)0,50
Children (under 5)frei
electric hook-up 1,50 / boat trailer 1, awning 0,50, additional car 1
Setting: 2 miles outside of Obans on the coastal street in directionn of Gallanach
Ground:lawn marshy after heavy rain, slightly sloping
Infrastructure:small shop in the reception, pool-billard and videogames, television, hot drinks dispenser, laundry (hot water 0,20, drier (5 min.) 0,20min 1,20max, washing machine 1,50)
Sanitary:showers & toilets, very clean. Hot water is free.


Site:Resipole Farm Caravan and Camping Park
Loch Sunart, Acharacle, Argyll
PH36 4HX Resipole
Tel. 01967 43 12 35 Fax 43 17 77
Charges: £9-£9.50 (2 persons, tent/car or motor caravan)
£9.50-£10 (2 persons, caravan)
£7.50 (cyclists, 2 persons)
additional person: £0.50-£1.50 (child) £3 (adult)
Setting:on the A 861 on Loch Sunart (the A861 is a secludet single track road, no noise) at the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Beautyful landscape but not as spectacular as in other places.
Ground:soft lawn, partly level, partly slightly wavy
Infrastructure:shop, washing machine, drier, hairdrier, billard, table-tennis, pub, excellent restaurant, dogs are welcome
Sanitary:very clean, the temperature of the water is not adjustable, partly just lukewarm
Comment:excellent site but rather expensive


Site: Glen View Caravan Park Strontian
Strontian, Argyll PH 36 4JD
Charges:8.50 (2 persons, car)
(Sept. 2001)
Setting: located at the bordreline between the peninsulas Ardnamurchan and Morven, approximately 19 mils northwest of Fort William. Take the ferry over the Corran Narrows to Ardgour (landing place is north of Fort William on the A82) Follow the signs to Strontian (on the B861), turn right at the police station in Strontian.
Ground:lawn, slightly sloping
Infrastructure: washing machine, drier, vending machine for drinks, microwave-oven, TV-room. Dogs are welcome
Sanitary:only ONE shower, clean, showers and hair drier are free
Comments: beautiful site affectionate run by an widely traveled engineer and his wife, fresh farm-eggs are sold, campfires are allowed, barbecue
Sightseeing-Tip: The peninsula Ardnamurchan is the most western point of the british mainland. Follow the single track road along Loch Sunart to the lighthouse. Beautiful!

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