This is always our first campsite that we stay when touring on our motorbikes. I have stayed here for 4 years running, always in June before the English schools break up. However, it is still a busy site even at that time of year. The views are fantastic, it never seems to get dark. In Ullapool, there are some good bars and the Fish and Chips are to die for. There is also a Tesco which is good for stocking up on food and of course booze.
The ground is very hard, when travelling light on a motorbike, it can be uncomfortable as there is only a thin layer of turf before you meet rock and stone. For such a large and busy site, the toilets could do with an upgrade. There is no heat, the lights are very dim, when you close the door to your shower or toilet cubicle, it is very dark. Overall, as it is always the start of our holiday, it is always great to arrive, pitch your tent, go to the bar and have your fish and chips. Will be back in June 2015, look for two Honda Fireblades.
£10 per night for single tent, car and no EHU which is reasonable value.
Arrived late so pitched up and the owners popped around the site collecting fees next day.
The site has a few slopes but easy to find a flat spot, particularly lockside (to left of road).
Facilities were adequate and clean and seemed well serviced.
Location is good being on the edge of Ullapool with plenty of places to eat and drink. Ferry Boat Inn at far end of town is probably best pub and worth the extra walk. Wouldn't recommend the takeaway opposite the ferry terminal.
Great watching the ferry come up Loch Broom. Ooh when leaving Ullapool going south check the ferry arrival time as its rush hour in Ullapool - just give it 20 minutes to clear.
It's a great location to tour the Assynt and Summer Isles area with loads of outdoor stuff to do.
I visited in late May and the midges were evident but no great numbers. Imagine they might be a problem in the height of summer but if you're going to Scotland you'll be used to them.
Being a full-time carer for my husband, who is totally wheelchair dependent, my review will be based on accessibility. We visited this site a week ago, for a three night stay. We had no problem in choosing a decent pitch, requiring only one leveller under a wheel, although some pitches appeared to be more sloping. We were on the second row from the front but still had a splendid view over Loch Broom and could clearly see the CalMac ferries, coming and going - a quite impressive sight, after dark.
Facilities are quite dated but always appeared clean. Showers require a 20p piece but, a warning to the ladies -if your hair takes a lot of shampooing, take 40p! There was a disabled cubicle in the Ladies, but only had a loo and handbasin inside - something we come across regularly and find, very annoying. As handbasins aren't in privacy cubicles, it would have been too intrusive to even think about taking my husband in there. I have no idea what was housed in the Gents.
The site road is loose stone but pretty well compacted so no problems pushing the 'chair. The site is on two levels so no problems in avoiding any pushing uphill, as was the case from our pitch.
Ullapool is undulating but the main shops and harbour are on the level. We don't 'do' restaurants or bars but enjoy having coffee or tea out. Because we hit on reasonably good weather, places were offering outside seating so we had no problems with lack of space or steps. Kindness towards my husband was shown by all whom we met. Would we go back? Definitely!
We stayed here just one night with an early morning ferry to catch to Stornoway. The Site is ideally located close to the terminal, making it an ideal stopover. It is a very open site with good views of the loch and open sea from almost every pitch. It can also be, though, from watching a French couple erect some kind of trailer tent, quite exposed.
The town with its eating places, bars and multiple branches of Edinburgh Woollen Mill is a very short stroll away. There are also some good climbs ( Munros included) in Wester Ross just off the Dingwall Road.
Site facilities were high quality with plenty of showers and toilets. We'd have no hesitation staying here again if we were catching a ferry.
We stayed two nights here, and were lucky enough to get a lochside pitch, just a few steps from the water. Only disadvantage - the cable for the hookup has to run across a small road. We borrowed a rubber cable cover from the campsite manager (for a £30 deposit) which protects the cable and also lessens the risk of anyone tripping over it, but many people didn't bother.
Pitches further from the water are slightly elevated, so everyone gets a good view - spectacular when the Stornoway ferry goes past. All the pitches were on grass, most with a slight slope. There was plenty of space for tents, and lots of bikers - it's a well-known bike-friendly destination.
The toilet block was good, although there seemed to be an extra charge for using the showers. There was a motorhome disposal point, but it was awkwardly sited and the morning we left it was very busy, so we didn't wait.
Biggest attraction of the site is that all the eating and drinking establishments of Ullapool are just a short walk away. We were there on a busy bank holiday weekend, so we ended up trailing round town looking for somewhere to eat without a long wait, but everywhere was full to capacity. We ate late that night, and cooked in the van the second night. Moral - always book ahead!
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