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Riverside Caravan Park

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View of the Glen from View Rock - a beautiful walk from campsite

General

  • Spectacular scenery next to the River Blackwater
  • Hillwalking in the Munro mountains just minutes away
  • Reiki, reflexology, massage and workshops available

River and reflexology, mountains and massage, whiskey and waterfalls, red kites and fishing and a remote location with easy access to roads for urban day trips… some places really do have pretty much everything.

Or almost – you won’t find a clubhouse, pizza joint or noisy entertainment at family-run Riverside Caravan Park, but if you’re camping in the Scottish Highlands you’re probably going to be erring on the quieter side of peaceful. And you’re probably up for some stunning Scottish scenery too – have a look at the site pics for a quick peek.

Riverside is next to the River Blackwater, flowing into the River Contin, a popular pull for salmon and trout anglers from Scotland and further afield. (Fishing is available too on the Blackwater from the site – just be sure to catch and release.)

Munro mountains rise minutes from the park for hillwalking and 'Munro bagging' (climbing all the Munro peaks in one fell swoop/tired-legged trip), and mountain bike trails start just over the road from Riverside if you prefer to go at a more breakneck speed.

To sort supplies, the well-stocked and reasonably priced village shop is right at the site entrance and fresh bread and pastries are sold on site most mornings during busy seasons. A garage/petrol station and hotel with bar and restaurant are about a mile away.

And you’ll probably need a rest now. Which is why it's true that some places really do have pretty much everything: there’s an on-site holistic therapist at Riverside, offering reiki, reflexology, holistic massage, Karuna and metamorphic technique, and occasional workshops in drumming, meditation and more. It's a hard life…

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 85 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

  87% described as Peaceful ?

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Charming, quirky site, beautifully situated by the river09/18/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGareth M.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    What a great little site. Manager/Owner(?) nice and friendly. It is not the most modern site out there, but it’s location by the river is stunning. Watch out for quite narrow entrance- a little bit of a squeeze but we managed it. Would definitely stay again.

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Excellent site, well worth a visit09/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNigel S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Beautifully kept grounds

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Perfect stopover site with clean facilities and friendly staff09/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGavin M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Location, size of site, friendly helpful wardens, well stocked shop next door to site. Washing and toilet facilities were spotless.

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    No heating in the shower block, lighting was a bit dim. WiFi was very slow.

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Nice quiet site but outdated. Facilities need updating as a priority.09/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Very peaceful. Caretakers are very pleasant and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Heavy rain made an all grass site challenging at times.

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Excellent site!! Right by the river! Clean facilities!09/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Really great site. To be honest wasn't expecting much for £12 per night but it was better than sites that we have paid much much more for. Field is right next to the River. We were the only people there on the night we stayed as was Tuesday night in September. Very quiet. Toilets and showers were very clean! Shower room was huge! Plenty of room to shower without getting clothes wet! Water was red hot which was awesome. Helen (lady running the site) was amazing. She is so friendly (but not overly) & knowledgeable, couldn't do enough to help! Ian too. Would definitely stay again if we are in the area.

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    Nothing!!

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Lovely simple site.09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGiles V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Quiet small riverside site. Facilities dated but fine.

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Gorgeous setting, good facilities08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVicki M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Everything! The site was in a perfect location, a beautiful river along the bottom with trees. In the sun it was gorgeous.
    Toilet and shower block were spot on, clean and functional.
    I’ll definitely stay again.

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Amazing setting within close reach of activities and attractions. Staff …08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBilly L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Amazing setting within close reach of activities and attractions. Staff were brilliant too - very friendly.

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everything08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    everything

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Contin, Strathpeffer, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV14 9ES
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 57.5697°N 4.5822°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Contin (Highland): Post Office Coach Stop — 0.1 kilometres
Garve: Hotel Coach Stop — 8.3 kilometres
Ardullie Interchange Coach Stop — 14.4 kilometres
Train stations
Garve Rail Station — 8.0 kilometres
Conon Bridge Rail Station — 8.5 kilometres
Muir of Ord Rail Station — 9.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Inverness Loch Ness Ferry Landing — 23.1 kilometres
Invergordon Port Ferry Terminal — 27.9 kilometres
Cromarty Ferry Terminal — 34.9 kilometres
Airports
Inverness Airport — 31.2 kilometres

Directions


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

If you’ve any time left over after whiskey trailing, fishing, climbing, mountain biking, wildlife watching or being massaged (really, it’s a hard life), there’s still a load to do around Riverside and the Scottish Highlands.

Strathpeffer, Riverside’s nearest town, is well worth a look for its rather gorgeous golf course and the toys/exhibits of the Highland Museum of Childhood.

Walk from the west end of Strathpeffer along the forest track to the hill of Cnoc Mor via the Pictish hill fort of Knock Farril, or drive a few miles from the town to visit Castle Leod originally a Pictish fort and now seat of the Mackenzie clan.

A 24-hour mountain bike challenge starts each January from Strathpeffer too (yes, probably the one you saw on the news while you sat on the sofa polishing off the Christmas mince pies).

And if you’re Loch Ness monster spotting on a day trip, pause for a few hours to Urquhart Castle on the loch’s shores, a medieval fortress and one of the biggest and most visited castles in Scotland.

Must see

  • Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park (20.0 kilometres)
  • Jacobite Cruises (23.3 kilometres)
  • Culloden Visitor Centre (23.8 kilometres)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Riverside Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Riverside Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Riverside Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Riverside Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Riverside Caravan Park? If you’ve any time left over after whiskey trailing, fishing, climbing, mountain biking, wildlife watching or being massaged (really, it’s a hard life), there’s still a load to do around Riverside and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Riverside Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Riverside Caravan Park? From R288,62 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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