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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)
PH22 1QU   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0845 137 633  or  024 7642 3008

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Nearby:
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Pitches: 206
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 119 Reviews
              7/10 from 119 Reviews


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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:  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.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Suewo 7 reviews from this member

Spent the last week in October here. Fantastic area. Wonderful cycle routes, there is even an off road route all the way to Aviemore now. We did a wonderful 54k over the Ryvoan pass to Nethybridge and back through the woods via Boat of Garten and Aviemore. All off road.

The site itself is lovely. We booked a hard standing so were directed to the right of the main entrance. Couldn't quite get our head around how this worked as most of the site seemed to have hard standings and it prevented us from pitching in the lovely area in the trees.

Toilet blocks spotless and constant hot water. (only one was open when we were there). Great washing up area. Wardens friendly and helpful. If you arrive when reception is closed they are happy for you to pitch and pay in the morning. They use a tag system so you attach a label to your van so they can see who has paid. Barrier closes at ten pm.

Tiny shop on site that sells a strange collection of goods, from hats to milk! Loved the Pine Martin Bar (also on site) and the great live music on a weekend, we even got a poetry reading!

There was snow on the tops whilst we were there which added to the beauty of the area. Hoping to return for Easter.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Calinyx 18 reviews from this member

Well as I said back in my review for October last year. We had a return trip to this great site.

This time we'd booked a grass pitch and decided to go down to Pinemartin part of the site. These pitches are set between the trees with some over looking the loch.

Again all the facilities were spotless. We walked, cycled and photographed the area.

We went to the wildlife park for the first time in many years and highly recommend a trip there to watch Walker the polar bear playing with the hard hats in the water.

We will definitely return again.

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