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Visitor Reviews - Oban Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Oban Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Barcaldine By Connel
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA37 1SG   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01631 720348

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Open: 01 Apr - 26 Oct

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 35 Reviews
              8/10 from 35 Reviews

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Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Arkwright01 7 reviews from this member

This is a very quiet and peaceful site (although it wasn't full when we visited). It's ideal for people with dogs as the site adjoins a forest walk(s) and they can be accessed via the camp dogwalk. There are also separate cycle trails.

There's a brand new toilet/shower block with dish-washing facilities. These were kept very clean.

We managed to pitch in a very secluded area rather than the main tent field and rock pegs were necessary here, not sure about the other areas.

There's some great walks in the area but not a lot else as Oban is some distance away.

All in all, I would recommend this site and would stay there again.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: X5Avante 2 reviews from this member

We have just returned from 2 weeks at this site and would go back.

We climbed Ben Nevis and visited the towns of Oban and Fort William and drove through Glen Coe and Glen Orchy. We toured the islands Mull and Iona and cycled on the islands Lismore and Kerrera.

We ate at the Creagan Inn near the site and the Ben Nevis Inn at the foot of the Ben - both to be recommended.

Regarding the site;


The site is very picturesque and in an ideal location for exploring the area between Oban and Fort William.

The staff were polite and knowledgeable.

The facilities are basic but adequate, we rarely queued for showers.

The site shop sells the essential items.

There are waymarked walks and cycle tracks in the neighbouring forest.

The midges and weather were no worse than average for Scotland!


There isnít a view from the site as it is in a walled garden.

There are no local amenities.

The child play area is poor and outside the main site.

Oban is 12 miles away!

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Probbie 1 review from this member

This was my first time camping since I was a child and That was not yesterday. I bought a small four man tent and a few bit and bobs and off I went with my sister and our two seven year olds, I loved it. Discovered this site on the web but missed the sign on the road coming from the north as it is right on the corner but just turned around at the next wee village and found it no bother. The site is nice and quite and surrounded by a high wall with lovely walks in the adjoining woods. The staff were very friendly and the toilets and showers were spotless. Visited Oban and what a pretty place this was, full of shops and we were spoiled for choice as far as eating was concerned. Would highly recommend and I would return.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Almaz 37 reviews from this member

There was a lot of rain during our visit and has been pointed out before, the potholes on the route round the site are pretty big. As a result almost the entire track was flooded and the grass (not a problem for us in the van) was sometimes like a marsh. I talked to several campers who had to bail their tents out.

Toilet facilities were clean if in need of some updating.

Even though I knew the site was some distance from Oban, despite being billed as Oban site, I was still a bit disappointed there wasn't more in the immediate vicinity. The Club info indicates the site is in the village of Barcaldine, but unfortunately there's nothing in the way of shops, pub, etc there itself.

The general area however is beautiful and there are enough walks / climbs round about to keep you occupied in most conditions.

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Tomtait 10 reviews from this member

Beware it is no where near Oban some 12.5 miles away. A bit like Ryan Air who land miles away from the stated destination city. Poor bus service makes this sight somewhat isolated if you wish to leave your unit on site.

What was really bad was the number of deep potholes on the main route around the site. I witness one motorhome scraping its exhaust due to the large pothole it failed to navigate. Quite frankly, you expect the site to be in a better state of repair considering it is a Camping and Caravan Club site!

The facilities are adequate but it has a good shop on site for basic items. Some lovely walks too and a newly completed cycle trail are easily accessed from the site.

The staff were very helpful. If you plan to visit this site an insect repellent is a must and a sack of hardcore for the potholes would come in helpful!

Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Amanda caldwell 1 review from this member

This was our first caravan holiday having recently ditched the tent due to our lovely Scottish weather! This is one of the best sites we have stayed at. Small and friendly.
The toilet block was always spotless and the showers were fantastic. Excellent dog walk right next to the site. Surrounding area is just beautiful. Amazing views.
Oban is nearby and has tesco, aldi etc and a good variety of shops if you like that type of thing. My thing is walking and enjoying the scenery and this site gets 10 / 10 for this.
Sealife centre nearby is also worth a visit to keep the kids amused on a wet day. Cant think of anything negative about this site and will definitely visit again this year.

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