The site is easy to find, just donít go past it! After turning right off the main A82 in the small village of Glencoe, you cross a river bridge and the entrance is on the left immediately after the end of the bridge - you need to start slowing down on the bridge.
On pulling up, the scenery takes your breath away, itís just stunning. We had reserved a fully serviced waterfront pitch and, as the reception was closed, there were a few minutes hesitation on what to do next. But the owner soon appeared and directed us to a separate, lower section of the site. It was a lovely wide pitch backing up to a wall and verge, on a hardstanding like a loose old road. The electric, tap and drain were well positioned. You will definitely need rock pegs if putting an awning up and it was still a good workout getting these in!
We stayed 6 nights at this great site. The staff were all very helpful, nothing was too much trouble and it was all fairly laid back. I had been worried about clouds of midges but I saw virtually none in all this time. Maybe we were just lucky but there are the midge eater machines on site and another site in the woods nearby was suffering, apparently.
Highlights in the area were the Clachaig Inn for food, Isles of Glencoe hotel for lunch which includes a free swim at their indoor pool - good if it is wet outside. A canoe trip on the loch was good value from Lochaber Watersports. The Nevis range near Fort William is recommended - we rode the Gondola up Aonach Mor, and did the High Wire Adventure ropes course. The walk to Steall waterfall in Glen Nevis is good too - drive right to the end of the Glen road before parking, it does become single track with passing places but keep going to the car park at the end and start the walk from there.
All in all, a great site in a beautiful area. The complete silence during a still night is eerie but adds to the overall atmosphere of the place.
We stayed in a POD (Frodo) for one night midweek during the Easter school holidays. The Pod has a fridge, microwave, kettle, heater, TV and a handheld hoover! It cost £39 for the four of us which I thought was good value, considering it would have cost £26 with our tent! It was a bit of a squash though, with the four of us, and the beds are narrow and short. Would have had more room in the tent. There is a large decking area with tables and chairs which was great. Can hear cars as they pass on the road behind the pods although there weren't many. The views around the site are spectacular especially as we were there during blue skies and sunshine and the mountains had snow.
The site is smaller than I expected and is popular with caravans and camper vans. There is a C&CC feel to the place. The toilets are spacious and very clean. The showers are fabulous - plenty room, hooks, shelves, stool, adjustable. Our kids spent some time in the playground. Space for football. There is a stony beach just outside the campsite which is good for skimming stones. Across the road and into the forest there is a lovely walk up the hill and around the Lochan. The folk museum in the town is small and quirky.
The 'owners' were polite and friendly. The shop was shut.
Probably wouldn't come with the tent as it's too expensive and a bit clinical for our taste. However would recommend the Pod and great setting and access for large campervans and caravans. I think would be good for campers with very young kids - the babychanging room looked good and well equipped.
Have passed this area often over the years on the way home from further north and always say we must visit this site sometime. Well I wish we had visited sooner because what a gem this is! Spotless toilets and showers, great pitch, very friendly staff and fantastic views from every window!
Safe Cycle routes a plenty and has many interesting areas within walking cycling or car distance. Bus service we believe to be excellent too. Wifi available for small charge. Loved this site and will definitely return. Many thanks.
Great site with wonderful views over Loch Leven and close to the village of Glen Coe (10 min walk) with shop, museum, cafe, hotel and massacre memorial - not much else though which was a bit dissapointing. The national indoor climbing centre is about 6 miles down the road.
We were able to choose our own pitch and selected a full service pitch on the hard standing at the bottom of the site, though we were right on the loch edge it did get a bit smelly when the tide was out.
At £21 per night out of main season this was the most expensive site we stayed on in a 3 week tour of Scotland.
Toilets were very clean apart from the ladies showers which could have done with a good hose down.
There is a covered outdoor eating / cooking area, laundry room and motorhome service point.
Forest walks around Lochan can be accessed direct from the back of the campsite, where there is a lovely mirror lake, trails through the forest and great view points from above.
For great views it is also worth walking up towards the Pap, you don't have to go all the way, a 10 minute up hill walk gives great views over Loch Leven and up towards Glen Coe.
Great campsite, best we saw in the area! Surrounded by Mountains and a Loch. So picturesque and breath taking. Great facilities, a shop- although only stocks few food items it did stock lots of camping equipment and fun activities. The usual showers, laundry etc. A play area for the kids within eye distance. And a large picnic/BBQ under cover area.
We viewed two others off the main road but this one was by far the best. Short drive from Fort William on route to the beautiful waterfall and gorge of Glencoe (were you can park, view and climb around, I highly recommend this. )A co-op is just a minutes drive away.
This campsite actually have 'midge catching machines!' You only get the biting midges inland we've found over the years and not by the coastal areas and for this inland site to provide respite from them is fantastic! In fact the only time the midges bothered us was when I began cooking outside! We did buy & take some midge spray before we went to Scotland and that helped deter the mini monsters. It was fascinating to see the site has a clear reflection barrel of the midges they catch! So you can actually have a look at them too! Great talking point!
This is a green site & was also doing a great deal to re-use n recycle almost everything you disposed of! Which wins awards with me. Including collecting your bottle tops for the Hghland Air Ambulance which is a fantastic idea.
I recommend this site on you visit to Scotland. You could spend your whole holiday here!
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