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By The Way Hostel And Campsite
Lower Station Road
Stirlingshire   (Browse area)
FK20 8RY   See Map
Tel: 01838 400333
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Pitches: 15
Open: Mid March To End October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 9 Reviews
                9/10 from 9 Reviews

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 Tent Pitches   No Caravans   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  9 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Louissa 5 reviews from this member

Nice, tidy site, right on the West Highlands Way.

They cater for various visitors: they have pods, slightly bigger lodges, and a hostel, as well as the usual motorhomes and tents (though small tents only). The motorhomes were all on hardstanding (gravel) and came with optional EHUs.

We ended up staying there twice - at the start and end of a road trip around the Highlands & Islands. The first night, we reserved a couple of days in advance but there was plenty of space; the second night, we just turned up and there was no problem. (Reception shuts at 8pm). Staff were all very friendly/chatty.

The shower block was decent - though it had possibly the noisiest and least effective handdryers I've ever met! (I just took a towel after the first time. ) In the ladies, there were two showers and two toilet cubicles. I expect the mens was the same, and there were two additional shower/toilet rooms. There was also a drying room and a very nice pot wash area, with a microwave, hotplate and washer/dryer facilities (tokens from reception).

Dogs are welcome on site and there are some amazing walks just off the site - the Cattle Creep Trail is a fairly gentle mile or so, along the stream then into the woods (or into the village), or if you cross the railway, the woods are a lot of fun.

There are a handful of essentials sold at the reception but it's less than 5mins into Tyndrum itself - there are a few shops etc there. The Real Food Cafe, just back on the main road, is great - it serves good food (including vegan & GF options) from breakfast until 9pm.

It's probably not a site to spend a week at - unless you've got a lot of activities planned nearby - but it's absolutely ideal as a location for a night or two, or on the way elsewhere.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Aliciasnan 2 reviews from this member

I booked ahead so was expected. I arrived with my 2 grandchildren and we were immediately welcomed. The staff were fantastic and found time to ensure we were comfortable.

Great spaces for motor homes.

Good facilities

The surroundings were great. Lots for the children to do and I will definitely be back

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 516 reviews from this member

The site is signposted on the main road, follow the road down and towards the end the road bears right and you see another sin for the camp (we thought we had missed a turning).

Campervan pitches are well spaced, level and hard standing with ehu. Loos and showers clean if old, water is hot and pressure good. Water fill is well placed and there is a grey drain but not a drive-over empty. Wifi is included in the price as is a tv socket.

There is an under-cover area with benches for campers to use and several hobbit type huts as well as plenty of room for tents to pitch.

It's a 5 minute walk into Tyndrum where there are several places to eat and a couple of shops. For us its a place to pass throuh but can see the attraction of using it as a base as well placed for many attractions that are an hour away by train or car.

We paid 20 for 2 adults incl ehu, wifi and showers.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Skyeblue 7 reviews from this member

Intended one night on way up west coast, stayed for three.

Facilities are really good, and the site is just a nice size, and a five minute walk into village.

The owners are very helpful and encourage a lovely quiet and peaceful atmosphere. For those with tents everything is there for them, two lovely grassed areas. For motorhomes, hard standing with a grassed area, and electric hookups, also Free Wiffi, which you do not get with club sites.

For those with dogs, lots of good walks from site, also near train station for either Fort William or Oban.

We will definitely be back.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Chris5448 31 reviews from this member

We booked this site for one night as we're travelling up to the Hebrides. Within an hour we decided that we must come back for much longer! The pitches are well spaced and hard standing bordered by well kept grass. The site has huts, pods and tents but all placed very considerately so everybody has privacy. The facilities are very good and the small shop is well stocked. The site is situated on the West Highland Way and near to bus and train links. The train goes past the site but only a few times a day and not late at night. It's actually very quiet as if it tiptoes past the site so as not to disturb anybody. A fab site. We are already planning our return.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Walkerof theWay 3 reviews from this member

This could be an excellent walkers campsite, which seems to be who they are marketing to with their name, facilities, location and restrictions on tent sizes.

The pitches are pretty good - level and not too bumpy. The ground is very stony though, so don't bring bendy tent pegs!

The facilities include a small kitchen with kettle and a small 2 ring hob, washer and tumble drier (5 for a wash and 20 min dry). There is also a drying room for your rain soaked clothes and boots. This is a rare and very welcome feature.

However, in an area that boasts 280 days of rain a year, there is nowhere sheltered to sit and eat. Regarding the previous review that states there is a table and chairs - this used to be the case, but they have been removed. Given that they only allow tiny tents - this is a major problem and forced our group to eat at the excellent Tyndrum fish and chip shop followed by a pint at the pub and an early night.

If rowdy campers really are a problem (as the manager claims) then why not lock the kitchen and power down at 10 or 11 pm? Most walker/campers would have no problem with that as we're generally tired and wanting a good night's sleep before the next day of hiking.

The owners also like the site cleared early - by 10 am. If you use Travel Lite they claim the pick up is at 9-30 am. This is nonsense as the van leaves Milngavie at 9-45. It's a Transit, not a Tardis! Why lie about this other than to make your customers feel unwelcome?

Overall a good site, spoiled by the fact that you feel you are inconveniencing them by camping there!

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