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Visitor Reviews - Red Squirrel Campsite

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Red Squirrel Campsite
Leacantuim Farm
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 68 Reviews
              8/10 from 68 Reviews

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Reviews:  68 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Andy75 34 reviews from this member

I see this site has now eventually added new facilities which were 8-10 years overdue. This is my second review of this site five years on.

As always there's the superb family friendly pub/hotel a mile down the road, they have now laid a great forest path which keeps you alive with drunken people continuing to drive back from here despite the 10-minute walk. Glencoe village is walkable with a shop and post office.

I am a regular user here, 15-20 times in total, and without sounding like a killjoy I now think it's way past it's best, over commercial and uncontrolled.

Have to totally agree with Mosaic's review, despite the no noise after 11pm policy if it's maximum disturbance you're after then this is the place for you.

I first started using this place in 2004 when they only let half the amount of people on and were a little more selective like most large wilderness sites are nowadays. For an outdoor capital like Glencoe this felt more like an inner city site with lads in their 20-30's enjoying cans of lager, throwing rocks in the river and shouting across the site well past midnight. This site has literally become a free for all with no policing on arrival, no tent ticket nothing. In fact I could have easily sneaked in from the road without them knowing and fairly convinced a lot on here have done.

With this in my mind on arrival I chose the 'Ultra quiet zone' which have not used before and it worked fairly well, problem is it was that packed it was difficult to get on - maybe that tells you something. I am a part-time DJ in my personal life along side my huge passion for camping and travelling, noise therefore is very much part of my life but not here, there's a time and place.

Would I continue to return? Maybe on a weekday night out of season in the 'Ultra quiet zone'

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.

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