Spotlight on: Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park, Scotland
I soon fell in love with this site and put it on my list of places to return to.
It has a spectacular location at the foot of Ben Nevis with all the attractions of Fort William, the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’ just two miles down the road.
The site keeps 100 electric pitches available on a first-come-first-served basis, so we didn’t bother to book in advance (although this might be advisable during the summer holidays). All the 66 fully serviced pitches and 16 electric pitches can be booked for a £5 fee. Every pitch is hardstanding.
We chose a pitch in one of the fields surrounded by a high hedge, which made it feel as if we were on a much smaller, more intimate site. The nearest washroom was close by and had heaps of hot water, a covered washing up area, brilliant laundry facilities and a well-designed chemical disposal point. There are no charges for dogs and two good sized exercise fields where we could play ball.
In the evening we had a drink in the adjacent family-friendly restaurant and bar, just a short stroll away. We then bought superbly fresh fish and chips from the snack van on site. In the morning I visited the shop beside reception and picked up information on local walking, mountain biking and sightseeing.
It’s possible to climb the highest mountain in Britain from your pitch or walk in the forest on the other side of the glen, but we opted for an easy stroll by the River Nevis, using footbridges at the Youth Hostel and Glen Nevis Visitor Centre. A rougher and more exciting walk further up the glen is to visit the Steall Waterfall, reached by a commando-style wire bridge, or you can trek the West Highland Way to Kinlochleven.
Glen Nevis Caravan & Camping Park
Glen Nevis, Fort William PH33 6SX
This site review first appeared in MMM magazine, June 2018 issue, submitted by Felicity Martin.