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Visitor Reviews - High Range Touring Caravan & Camping Park

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High Range Touring Caravan & Camping Park
High Range Complex
Grampian Rd
Aviemore
Inverness-Shire   (Browse area)
PH22 1PT   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01479 810636

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Pitches: 71
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 44 Reviews
              7/10 from 44 Reviews


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Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: PeteLuc 20 reviews from this member

Was looking forward to this stop but was left a little disappointed. On arrival we parked up on the oversized car park and headed to reception. They told us which pitch we were on and gave us the swipe card that allows you access to the toilet block, showers, water and waste facilities. 'Have a nice stay' and that was it. No explanation of the facilities or map of the park or guide to the area or list of rules or, well anything really!

Headed down to the pitch, pulled in and started to setup. First thing you notice driving through is the sheer volume of long term / seasonal / contractor caravans. Lots of them covered in green from the trees with awnings that looked 30 years old!

The pitches seemed fairly level and we only used one step on the ramp to achieve near perfect level. On the hookup tower is a TV point which is a bonus. Putting up the awning was fun. The hard standing really is hard.

The main camping area is set in a bowl and is below all the surrounding area which was mostly tree lined. This has the effect of creating a scenic view, but also serves to block the view to anything beyond the site so depending on your perspective can be a good or bad thing.

The shower and toilet block is about a minute away and was kept very clean and tidy. Good sized showers and plenty of hot water. On the end of the block is the fresh water, chem disposal point and waste disposal point. As a motorhome user these were a complete pain to use. No way of getting the waste to the waste point (inside a small room). The fresh water had no hose pipe and as we had just packed up to move on ours was buried and not quickly accessible. Emptying the toilet wasn't a problem but, if I had needed to empty out by carrying it from our pitch, or had a waste container that needed emptying then the trek to here would not have been fun, nor would having to get the fresh water for that matter. There are plenty of bins around, but these are also away from your pitch.

I think the site would benefit massively by introducing some more water points, waste points and bins actually in the camping area. Road noise for us was a bit of an issue. You cannot escape it. Having only one security swipe card to access the toilet and shower block can be a pain. Should be at least two so that more than one person can go at any point in time.

On the positive sides the site is ideally located to explore the local area. Aviemore has plenty of facilities from a Tescos, to bakeries, pubs, coffee shops, etc. , to attractions such as the Strathspey railway. For those wanting to have a steam pulled trip out on a train then this is a must.

If you want to visit Aviemore and need a local place to stay that is ideally located then it is fine. If you want a peaceful getaway to relax and chill out then find somewhere else.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Chiefeng 3 reviews from this member

We only stopped for one night as we were passing through the area. Ideally located for our needs. Toilet block etc was very clean, but closed at lunch time for cleaning. The reception staff were very friendly. There was a bit of road noise but didn't affect us. It was only a short walk into town with all the normal shops plus numerous outdoor clothing outlets. Just as you drive in there is an Italian restaurant, which we used on the evening, fast and friendly service, the food was good also. Don't know about child friendliness as we only stopped overnight.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: ClareHayes 3 reviews from this member

We visited this site over easter, the pitches are large and well spaced out. There are loads of seasonal caravans at the high range, some were run down and would benefit from a wash and tidy up.

Website says arrival from 3 however when we were there everyone was arriving from 12 onwards.

It is a bit of a trek to the water/waste area, the toilet block is large and clean although it closes for almost 3 hours every day. There are Well stocked vending machines in the facilities block.

There is a small playpark on the site and Aviemore is only 5 minutes walk away. There is a Tesco supermarket just along the road, loads of good pubs and restaurants within walking distance.

The on site pizzeria is very good and always busy.

Although close to the main road, I wasn't bothered by road noise. This is a great site if visiting Aviemore.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lisa81 9 reviews from this member

Well located site with some traffic noise but this never bothered us. Handy to get to all attractions.

Facilities spotless and nice big showers with plenty room to have things on. Bizarrely the facilities close for three hours during day??

Down points are that the water/chemical toilet can be a trek, water has chlorine or something in it making it taste terrible. Waste water emptying is very difficult as you have to lift container up about a foot.

We also booked a late check out only to be told last minute we couldn't have it. Not great customer service!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Angef 23 reviews from this member

Chose this site as we could walk into town having looked at one a few miles out of town first. Very pricey - 26 for a tent, 2 people and electric, pitches are all marked out with borders between, in the trees, the ground is sandy/soily though reception do have rock pegs you can borrow for a deposit. The toilet block is good, clean with a swipe card to get in, with washing machines and inside dishwashing area and very warm which was good once the temperature dropped outside. You do get quite a bit of road noise and at times it sounds like the lorries on the A9 are about to come hurtling through the middle of the site, but I would imagine after a night or two you get used to it.

Reception were very helpful and friendly.

Unfortunately, staying in one of the lodges was a very loud party who felt it was ok to sing and shout from 2am til 3. 30am, which woke the whole campsite up. Having read previous reviews, this doesn't appear to be an isolated incident, so maybe something to consider if you are staying here.

For such a high price I would have liked to have seen a warden or some sort of security. All in all I think you are paying for the location of this site, but I would return if in the area again.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Weegill 2 reviews from this member

What a great friendly campsite. Only grump is the ground. Its solid had I not had help to peg down tent I would have been sleeping in the car.

-I am a solo camper and felt 100% safe.

-Swipe card access into spotless showers, toilets and utility wash. (closed between 12-3 but toilet available in reception.

-Super friendly staff

-5 minute walk from Aviemore centre (tesco, newsagent, camping stores, coffee shops numerous adventure activities, railway)

-Sheltered tent area so weather not a problem

-Dog friendly

-Had a rowdy bunch of campers for 1 night and reported them to reception and they were dealt with straight away

-seems to be a trend nowadays but a bit pricy per night. 20-26 per night however facilities and staff mean I would happily pay this tariff again

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