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Visitor Reviews - Red Squirrel Campsite

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Red Squirrel Campsite
Leacantuim Farm
Glencoe
Argyll   (Browse area)
PH49 4HX   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01855 811256

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Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 67 Reviews
              8/10 from 67 Reviews


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Reviews:  67 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: February 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sco2y 4 reviews from this member

This is an amazing place set among majestic mountains. I often come here with my wife or friends but, because I have 3 children (two of which are over the stipulated age of 12) it would cost nearly £40 a night to bring the whole family. As a result I often go elsewhere within the same vicinity for significantly less money when all I really want to do is come an stay here. I do not understand the thinking behind the children's prices only going to the 12 year mark. I guess they have their reasons.

The facilities are basic but this remains a brilliant site nonetheless.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bonnie + Clyde* 9 reviews from this member

Been thinking of visiting this site for a while and finally plucked up the courage to drive there and thank goodness I did. Absolutely loved this site. Its a simple site but everything you need is there. The warden was very helpful and had the reassurance that if I needed help with my tent I could ask him. There is a new toilet block. Very clean, well supplied with loo rolls etc. Showers excellent! Very dog friendly! Loved the relaxed attitude. Been to caravan parks before and before you can unpack there is a list of rules! Usually aimed at the dog but here was so different. Brilliant. Met some of the other campers. My first night endured very high winds and was quite nervous - my tent held up well I'm glad to say. Jim (Jimcal) a regular camper offered advice on guy ropes and pegs and just a wee bit of reassurance for which I was grateful. Will be more confident next time I think. Jim - the eggs were fab! Looking forward to my next trip here!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mosaic 2 reviews from this member

This place used to be a regular haunt of mine when walking and climbing in the area, and I returned this month for the first time in over a decade, my first visit being as a wee small kid in the early 1970's.

It is still a simple site in the woods by the river. Nowadays there are modern loo blocks with hot water and free showers, sinks for washing clothes and for pots and pans too. Its a lovely location for sure.

Although there's a no noise after 11 rule, this and every time I ever came here there has always been someone keeping me late at night, unless visiting in the middle of winter. That is normal for any camp site in Scotland within walking distance of a pub, in this case the Clachaig, 15 - 20 mins up the road. There is excellent real ale and plenty of single malts there, with ~75% of the clientèle being hill walkers and the like. If you walk there, take your torch for the return trip, not least to find your tent.

I was a bit surprised to be charged £9. 50 per person, a bit steep I thought, particularly as we'd just stayed in a really great bunkhouse elsewhere that cost just £10 pp pn. However, kids stay for £1 each, so that might swing it if you are a family.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Megolodon 17 reviews from this member

This was actually a pleasant surprise. After a long and winding road to get to it, Red Squirrel Campsite was a lovely wee spot.

Right next to a river, you basically pick the spot you want to stay on. It is a busy site (or it was when we were there) so it might be a push to get the perfect spot but drive around and have a look before you pitch up.

There was no power points so be aware of that.

You can have a camp fire and there are lots of area's for this. This will help keep those midges away!

Shower's were also a pleasant surprise. Very clean and new.

Staff (we only met 1 guy at the gate) was friendly and helpful.

We did not book and it seems that this is the way to do it at Red Squirrel Campsite. Just turn up.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Debbie Thornton 5 reviews from this member

Just wanted to say that this is about the best campsite we have ever stayed in! So many nooks and crannies to choose from to pitch your tent - you really feel part of the landscape -and what a landscape! Mountains surround the site with their breathtaking height and beauty. Deer roam around grazing on the bushes - stunning! The facilities are excellent: always clean and showers and hairdryers (for women) are free and impressive. The staff are so friendly and helpful and there is an 'Ultra Quiet Zone' if you do not care about having a fire. Campfires can be lit and the wood is free! We are definitely going back.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: MaggieMc 6 reviews from this member

Just back from a short visit in our campervan- lovely well maintained site, with an emphasis on maintaining the natural environment. Areas for campfires are clearly laid out, the pitches are spacious and the plunge pool in the river was great fun!

The toilet block is new with lovely showers with lots of hot water- cost included in the site fee and clean toilets. There was a hair-drier in the ladies which worked well. There are also some separate toilets out with the shower/toilet block. A second ladies block appears to be under construction.

The site was pretty full but felt spacious. The other campers- mainly in tents- were mostly families, with well behaved children and dogs. Everyone was very welcoming and chatty, without being intrusive.

It's approx half a mile walk to the Clachaig Inn, which was very busy. The food was good, reasonably priced.

Just before the Inn is a gate which leads to a walk which takes you to the Glencoe visitor centre.

The only criticism I have of the site, was that although there was a list of places to go to from the site, I could not see any directions as to how to get there on foot or bike.

Great trip, lovely site, will be back.

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