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Message posted by Boston600 on 26/5/2014 at 9:34pm
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Just booked Clachtoll Beach and it looks fabulous. One place in North West Scotland that escapes the midges judging by the reviews.

Never been to this part of Scotland before and can't wait.

Can anybody tell me what the serviced pitches with ehu and water are like on this site?

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Cannot help you with the pitches, but take a decent set of binoculars with you as you can watch the Minky Whales from the beach in front of the campsite.
They are quite a sight!

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Thanks I will, my 7yr old will love that!

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There is usually a shout goes up on the campsite when they are spotted. They swim down the Minch between the mainland and the Outer Hebrides, but for some reason they stay close in to the mainland so you can see them with the naked eye, but they are better through binoculars.

Oh, and take your swimming gear. Terrific sandy beaches all around you.

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Not sure what your outfit is but if its a tent take good strong pegs as it can get a wee bit windy!

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The site at Clachtoll.


The beach at Clachtoll.


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Midgies can't fly in any wind above about 5 mph., so a light wind is good in that case. However, better safe than sorry, so take a bottle of repellant or Avon 'Skin so soft'.

Nice photos. The site looks a little rustic, and by Scottish standards, that's a crowded beach !! Now, how far to the nearest pub?

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Lots of ideas, nothing planned. That would only spoil the surprize !

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West coast? midges guaranteed (unless its breezy). Only midge free area is around Nairn, according to their tourist info. It was a mild winter so we've found they're more plentiful now than we'd normally expect at this time of year. It's a very beautiful part of Scotland up there, very distinctive mountains - each one a different shape rising above the moors - and you're mostly on single track roads with all the necessary courtesies involved (see a useful recent thread about Mull, though I expect you're an old hand, Boston600). And oh! the endless summer nights when it doesn't go dark. Magical.


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Och now if it is exercise you want, there is some of that as well.




<<<The site looks a little rustic, and by Scottish standards, that's a crowded beach !! Now, how far to the nearest pub? >>>

Sorry Capt Lightening, we don't drink so we never looked furra Pub.

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Suilven, if I'm not mistaken. I like that area - wild, bleak, dramatic..... but not somewhere I'd choose to live.

I don't drink much either - I usually spill most of it - Ta dah!!

Fiona - I think that the Nairn tourist board are exagerating a tad.. I haven't experienced much of a Midgie problem in Moray or Aberdeenshire.

Hope to get down round Ayrshire and Dumfries&Galloway early summer before the school hols. Drop into Nardini's in Largs for an ice cream and a couple of days in Ayr itself.

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Lots of ideas, nothing planned. That would only spoil the surprize !

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If Midges are your problem, then this site will help you.
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Lots of reviews of this site and none mention midges.

Gunna book a boat trip whilst I am away

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We were there in July and I don't remember any Midges.

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Just looking at that site the other night in a campinggaz guide book.

Looks wonderful!

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Nearest pub is probably in Lochinver, about 7 miles away .

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If you click on the red names on this
website it will tell you a bit about each place.

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