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Gairloch Caravan and Camping Site

8.6

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General

  • Remote Highlands site next to village shops and restaurants
  • Spectacular scenery with views towards Skye and the Torridon Hills
  • Spotless modern amenities including a heated shower block

Most peeps have a certain fondness for these types of sites: ones which you can use to escape from it all, yet which have most of everything you need right on the doorstep. Because you wouldn’t want to spend a get-away-from-it all holiday without easy access to fish and chips, local restaurants and a coffee shop or two to while away the hours in…

Gairloch Caravan and Camping Site in the Scottish Highlands is remote enough that you can pretend work and cities are a thing of the past, but it’s right next to the village of Strath with plenty of shops, hotels and restaurants – and that fish and chip shop. And as it’s a Highlands site, stunning scenery comes with the pitch price: the park is set above the coastal road with lovely loch views towards Skye and the Torridon Hills.

Wardens Colin and Marion will go out of their way to give guests a Highlands welcome, whether that’s welcoming the family friend (dogs stay for free here) helping you when you arrive or making sure everything is spotless; the park has up to date amenities too, including a heated shower block, coin laundry, chemical disposal point, dishwashing area and tourist information. Wifi is available for a reasonable additional price.


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8.6

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Helpful staff and lovely site 15/08/2016

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    Beautiful location and remoteness.

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    Nothing apart from the wind and rain.

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Nice site lovely views 04/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julie J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely views, free Wifi

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Lovely clean site. Very friendly reception. Beautiful location. 18/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sharon m. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Location.

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    Nothing to dislike

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excellent site, staff helpful, facilities clean, lovely views 06/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom douglas m. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    quiet site, middle of village, shops handy, views excellent, scenic areas near hand.

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well placed site.lovely views and pubs and shops closeby 03/06/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom bridget m. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    location on the hill.good washing facilities.great views and easy access to the village

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • 1 Mihol Road, Strath Gairloch, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV21 2BX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 57.7319°N 5.7005°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ullapool Pier: Coach Stop — 23.0 miles
Braemore (Ullapool): Junction Coach Stop — 25.6 miles
Uig: Pier Coach Stop — 27.0 miles
Train stations
Achnashellach Rail Station — 22.0 miles
Strathcarron Rail Station — 23.7 miles
Attadale Rail Station — 25.0 miles
Ferry ports
Gairloch Ferry Landing — 1.6 miles
Badluarach Ferry Landing — 16.4 miles
Scoraig Ferry Landing — 17.2 miles
Airports
Stornoway Airport — 40.3 miles

Directions


From the A842 take the B8021 signposted Melvaig, heading for the village of Strath. After half a mile on the right, just past the Millcroft Hotel, turn right. Immediately after the hotel, turn right again into our driveway and the reception is on your left.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

There are heaps of options in and around Gairloch for watery activities: wander around the cove to Gairloch Harbour to book a pleasure cruise on a glass-bottomed boat, have a sailing lesson, take a wildlife cruise to spot whales, porpoises, seals and dolphins, or take the tackle to nearby Fionn Loch or Loch Rollie to land some local brown trout (you’ll need a permit to fish in the area, which you can pick up at the Gairloch Garage). Sea fishing is available too from boats hired at the harbour.

Staying on land, Gairloch and the Highlands are where boots are made for walking: there are all-abilities routes at the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve and a waymarked walk through the Flowerdale Glen to Flowerdale Falls, with more strenuous leg-stretching available on walks designed to last from a couple of hours to a full day.

Wester Ross also has acres of crags to clamber up, with an indoor climbing wall (and lessons) at the Gairloch Leisure Centre.

If the very idea of all-day walks or climbing crags is making you feel a bit faint, there’s a pony trekking centre at Gairloch too, pitch and putt in Strath, and a beachside golf club open seven days a week in season. Poolewe, six miles north of Gairloch, has an indoor swimming pool.

For rainy days, the Gairloch Heritage Museum has regular events and exhibitions, and there are sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe and a visitor centre at Rua Reidh Lighthouse; the Loch Ewe area is also the place to go for traditional music, with a ceilidh held weekly during peak season.

The town of Ullapool has regular music festivals, a theatre, arts centre and award-winning museum, or if you want to see the bright lights head further afield for a day trip and evening to the Highlands capital Inverness, the location of Macbeth’s castle.

Must see

  • The Aros Experience (29.1 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Additional terms

Keep your speed down to 10mph maximum.

Keep dogs on leads while on site, exercise them off site and clean up any on site fouling immediately.

Keep noise to a minimum between 11pm and 7am.

Late arrivals must notify the campsite as soon as possible. If you have not checked in prior to 6pm and have not contacted the site, the management reserve the right to relet your pitch.

Do not fly kites on site.

Keep barbecues off the grass and remove any bricks or stones from the grass after your barbecue. Bricks/blocks are kept in the storage area near the laundry showers for this purpose.

There is a freezer in the laundry for campers' use - all items are left in the freezer at the owner's risk.

Wifi is provided free of charge for guests staying 4 nights or more. For shorter stays this service is charged at £3 per day or £5 for the duration of your stay.

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