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seisobs
25-11-2014, 15:37
Hi All
I am thinking of going up to Glencoe 2nd week in December to do a couple of Munro's (done 127 so far) I know there is the squirrel campsite a mile away from the Clachaig inn but I think it's shut for the winter. Does anyone know where I can wild-camp (motor home) in Glencoe? Or can one lay up for a few nights in the Clachaig inn car park?
Thanks in advance.
Jake

Amethyst
25-11-2014, 15:42
The Clachaig Inn has special parking bays for motorhomes and they are very welcoming...just ask.

Great beer and food.

caledonia
25-11-2014, 15:45
The ski centre car park has lots of room and I'm sure it has leccy hookup. If the white stuff has fallen by then it could be busy.

loulou
25-11-2014, 15:49
Hi, we stayed here last year on the lake side, check out our report, click the link;

https://db.tt/lamTHNvt

It is on the POIs: OR Loch Leven (N) B863, woke to a fantastic sun rise after a very peaceful night, brilliant

We just love Scotland.

:camper::have fun::cheers::cheers::goodluck:

Gee
25-11-2014, 19:16
I used the Clachaig Inn car park 2 weeks ago. Usual etiquette, ask and have a couple pints or some food. If your leaving your van there whilst you go up the hill they may ask you to use the lower car park. The boots bar round the back is the place to ask.

seisobs
25-11-2014, 19:20
google Signal rock car park. Stayed there a few times 5 min walk to pub

Just noticed youre a full member google earth pois and autoroute pois are the future if you havent done so already.
Cheers Boss, I work on a ship, currently in the Gulf of Mexico at the mo, home Dec 5th, will try and download the POI's then

phillybarbour
25-11-2014, 19:39
As mentioned by Caledonia the ski centre is a great place to stop, but it is a little isolated just as I like it, used it several times.

Borderland
25-11-2014, 20:57
Planning a trip up west side of Scotland and contacted the Clachaig Inn, this is the reply that I got.

We do not allow overnight parking for campervans and motorhomes as we do not have the facilities. The Red Squirrel is just down the road from us and there is the Glencoe Visitor Centre that has facilities.

Regards


Veronica
Clachaig Inn Ltd
Glencoe
Argyll PH49 4HX
Tel. 01855 811 252
Fax: 01855 812 030

kernewek
25-11-2014, 21:04
Planning a trip up west side of Scotland and contacted the Clachaig Inn, this is the reply that I got.

We do not allow overnight parking for campervans and motorhomes as we do not have the facilities. The Red Squirrel is just down the road from us and there is the Glencoe Visitor Centre that has facilities.

Regards


Veronica
Clachaig Inn Ltd
Glencoe
Argyll PH49 4HX
Tel. 01855 811 252
Fax: 01855 812 030

Well, if they don't want our money I suggest The Kingshouse, opposite the ski centre.
BTW, Loch Leven (N), if it's the cemetery, now has NOP on it.

Deleted user 21925
25-11-2014, 21:07
Hi All
I am thinking of going up to Glencoe 2nd week in December to do a couple of Munro's (done 127 so far) I know there is the squirrel campsite a mile away from the Clachaig inn but I think it's shut for the winter. Does anyone know where I can wild-camp (motor home) in Glencoe? Or can one lay up for a few nights in the Clachaig inn car park?
Thanks in advance.
Jake

I have stayed at the Red Squirrel in Winter. It doesn't usually close?

Borderland
25-11-2014, 21:09
Well, if they don't want our money I suggest The Kingshouse, opposite the ski centre.
BTW, Loch Leven (N), if it's the cemetery, now has NOP on it.

I would have been dining there and a few drinks as well so would have been worth their while to let me stop.

Wind Dancer
26-11-2014, 05:45
I would have been dining there and a few drinks as well so would have been worth their while to let me stop.

I'd bet if you turned up and said that you would be ok.

Wind Dancer
26-11-2014, 06:00
Planning a trip up west side of Scotland and contacted the Clachaig Inn, this is the reply that I got.

We do not allow overnight parking for campervans and motorhomes as we do not have the facilities. The Red Squirrel is just down the road from us and there is the Glencoe Visitor Centre that has facilities.



I'm curious to know how you worded your enquiry?

Did you explain that you were passing through and would like to dine or have a couple of drinks there and could you stay over, or just ask for overnight parking? I don't understand why they would think you needed facilities.
That said, maybe they're worried about toileting? There is wild camping (lots of backpackers) round the back of the Kings Head, but it is one big toilet and you have to be very careful where you step :(

Anyway, their reply would not put me off from asking next time I'm up that way. I always ask in person, or over the phone where I can assure them of my intentions.

Borderland
26-11-2014, 07:20
I asked then if I could stop over for one night and that I would be eating there. I also asked if I could buy a breakfast from them in the morning.

Wind Dancer
26-11-2014, 07:27
Their loss, but shame never the less.

You will find one of the other spots suitable, I'm sure. Glencoe is a fabulous (and haunting) place, whatever the weather. I go out of my way to visit or pass through it.

Obanboy666
26-11-2014, 07:51
Their loss, but shame never the less.

You will find one of the other spots suitable, I'm sure. Glencoe is a fabulous (and haunting) place, whatever the weather. I go out of my way to visit or pass through it.

I'm passing through in a couple of weeks on way to Skye. Agree it's a beautiful area but as previously mentioned care needs taking as some places just resemble an outside toilet.
I tried Glen Etive and Glen Orchy August and to be honest it nearly put me off wilding for good. Fortunately things improved beyond all recognition once I got further north.
I now make a point of not stopping in that area and always drive on further north.

sagart
26-11-2014, 07:57
Never use the Clachaig area as too many midges.
I tend to got to the turn off to the Kingshouse as, a few yards down, there is good hard standing on the left and a short walk to the inn.
I've used this regularly for over 7 years on trips to our family and have never had problems.

sagart
26-11-2014, 08:08
Forgot to mention that I also cannot stand the ridiculous "No Campbells" notice in the Clachaig which shows a total misunderstanding of the Glencoe story!

Deleted user 21925
26-11-2014, 08:27
Forgot to mention that I also cannot stand the ridiculous "No Campbells" notice in the Clachaig which shows a total misunderstanding of the Glencoe story!

Correct. Feeding the tourists before serving them with Mchaggis burgers and Scotch mist.

Amethyst
26-11-2014, 09:22
I do know of other pubs that are not responsive to a telephone call but are very welcoming when you turn up and ask.

Moonraker 2
26-11-2014, 16:31
I was shown a huge carpark by two hitchhikers I picked up that had a number of vans parked in the individual bays. It was right by the national trust woodland but I dont remember if the car park was national trust. It was only a few (10?) Miles out of the main town. There was a pub nearby that you could walk through the woods to - would that be the squirrel pub. Sorry I dont have names.

seisobs
27-11-2014, 15:02
Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question :) I will post later how we got on.
Jake

Borderland
27-11-2014, 15:40
Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question :) I will post later how we got on.
Jake

That will be most helpful - thanks

Arnold
16-05-2015, 15:46
There's also a car park in ballahulish where I've stayed with no problems, next to the co-op. And found kingshouse very welcoming when staying there.


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