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Visitor Reviews - Glenmore Camping In The Forest Site

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Glenmore Camping In The Forest Site
The Cairngorms
Aviemore
Inverness-Shire   (Browse area)
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Tel: 0845 137 633  or  024 7642 3008

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Pitches: 206
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 121 Reviews
              7/10 from 121 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: MARJUJONES 2 reviews from this member

Lovely area for walking and cycling. Have been twice before and love this area.

This time it was spoilt by the water situation. On arrival at site we were told there was an issue with the water and we were presented with a bottle to drink. We found out later that it was all of the Glenmore area affected. We were told, and notices to this effect were put up in the area, dangerous bacteria was present in the water supplies, and water should not be ingested either by drinking or during showering etc.

My brother's family was camping next to us. His wife, and one of his sons, had a bout of sickness and diarrhoea. Following this both families decided to leave two days early. We asked at reception and were quite brusquely told we were not entitled to receive any refund, that we were offered a refund when we arrived (we were not), and having stayed five nights a refund was no longer available.

On arrival home I spoke to Camping in the Forest holidays who were even more unhelpful. I pointed out that no effort was made to contact us prior to arrival, although the site was aware the day before we arrived. I suggested that the campsite, through no fault of their own, were unable to provide the facilities we had paid for (and they are not cheap!) and were, therefore, unable to fulfil their part of the contract. I think the provision of safe hot and cold water to be a fairly basic amenity on a site! I have stayed in many Camping in the Forest sites in the past. I will not do so again.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Helenmears 3 reviews from this member

We stayed for 3 nights in early June. The site is very well located for visiting sites in Cairngorm National Park and is only 10-15 mins drive from Aviemore for supermarkets etc. Reception were very helpful and welcoming on arrival which made for a nice start to our stay. The site is quite large and pitches are well spaced so overall feels very spacious. There are many lovely walks direct from the site which are waymarked making it easy to just wander and not worry about map reading. Within a couple of minutes you can walk to the lochside sandy beach which is beautiful, especially at sunset. Facilities are clean with plenty of hot water, but the push button showers are a bit irritating. This was our first experience of a camping in the forest site and we would use one again due to the lovely setting, but overall it was not quite up to the standard of a full club site despite the price being very similar.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Neil684 5 reviews from this member

We have visited this site several times in the last few years including once over Hogmanay. It is a large well-run site mostly open areas but we always try to get a pitch in the pinewoods by the loch. Here we usually see red squirrels around our unit.

The site has good facilities in two toilet blocks. There is a small store and bar near the site and a regular bus service to Aviemore and the Cairngorm funicular railway.

From the site there are plenty of walking and cycling routes in Glenmore and Rothiemurcus Forests and there are canoes and sailing dinghies for hire on the loch. In summer we like to swim in the loch from what is claimed to be Britain's highest beach, a half mile strip of wide sandy beach, complete with a cafe and backed by pine trees and the Cairngorm mountains

Further afield are Aviemore with plenty of shops, cafes and pubs, the RSPB Osprey site at Loch Garten and of course the Cairngorm funicular railway.

We expect to be back before long but - a warning - this is the Highlands so it can rain, heavily, and in summer midges can be an issue. You need to be ready for these issues.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Floopy1 2 reviews from this member

We have visited this site about 10 times over the last year and it never fails to disappoint!

All the bays are clearly marked and well spaced, there are plenty of pitches to choose from to suit everyone's taste. These are of a good size and the only complaint our friends had were the fact that the electric tent pitches are on gravel and not too comfy underfoot.

The staff are welcoming and friendly and the reception area is well staffed and help to answer any queries you may have. The staff ensure that the rules are adhered too and this makes for a pleasant, well run site.

The facilities are clean, well maintained and stocked. My only complaint was the fact that the sanitary bins seemed to be overflowing in a couple of the female cubicles, which was a bit unpleasant.

The showers are always spotless and spacious, enough for an adult and a child. I agree that the need to keep hitting the button to turn on the hot water is a bit outdated, but I guess it is there to deter people lingering too long.

The walk from the camp site to the Loch front is only a few minutes and it is beautiful. There are plenty of walks straight from the camp site to the Loch side, woodland walks and some fantastic mountain bike routes!

The wee shop stocks a good supply of emergency products, you can get your gas refilled and they have recently opened a wee bar, which is a lovely addition.

All in all we would highly recommend this camp site.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: BGgirl 4 reviews from this member

A return visit to this site and yet again not disappointed.

All facilities are clean and modern. All the staff are cheerful and helpful. The site is well laid out so that you don't feel cramped and the vast surrounding forests and mountains allow for solitude if that's what you seek. A short walk/cycle (6 or 7miles) or bus ride away is Aviemore with all shopping needs catered for.

There are a couple of bars/eating places within walking distance of the site and lots of outdoor activities in the surrounding areas.

This is our third visit and we will be back as we still have more exploring to do of this beautiful area of Scotland.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: RoyVaux 32 reviews from this member

The welcome and information was good but the site is tired and poorly drained (we experienced some rain!). The toilet block is modern, clean but lacked heating on a cool early May day.

If you are a TV fan and don't have a dish, then don't come here - there is no terrestrial TV. Poor of Forest Holidays not to say so on the web and that their top end pitch fees are payable on booking. They should also drop the tiresome shower buttons that limit the supply of warm water.

Overall, a fantastic location, close to the loch shore, but not so good for convenient eating out or shopping. Value for money rated poor.

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