The Red Sqirrel Campsite in Glencoe Sunny Scotland, Recomended

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The Red Sqirrel Campsite in Glencoe Sunny Scotland, Recomended

Post by Vwmo » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:55 am

The Red Squirrel Campsite, is a favourite of ours where camping with an open fire is encouraged, however fires are put out at midnight by the waden and a bucket of water, it is on a beautiful location with running river, with swimming pool in the river.....very cold mountain water but great all the same, woodlands .....n mountains, it is a camp site with full facilities for families. It's beautifully located....fire pits are everywhere (which adds a camping authenticity - great for kids) but it's all way too close for me, but some people will like that....You will be very close to your neighbours ....for families and new campers / kids it's absolutely perfect....there is a great pub that does good meals and is kid freindly, with wodden climbing frames for them to run ragged on, that is a one mile walk up the road.....so not to far to go and leave the camper for a wee bevy
So if you want to camp in Glencoe, looking for a campsite but still want that wild feel then Red Squirrel needs to be your go to. Nestled away just off the road, this hidden gem is a beautiful example of a campsite done right. On entering, you are greeted by lovely staff who can tell you anything you need to know, including having wood available to buy if you want to spend the night nestled in the warmth of a campfire. The relaxed feel is abundant, you pick your own spot with clear indication of where vehicles can and can't go. The toilet/shower blocks are near the entry, a short walk from anywhere on the campsite.
We chose a beautiful spot down by the stream and next to a firepit, set about making a fire (which was necessary on a cold october night) and listened to the world around us. It was a magical experience to hear the deer on the hillsides then to be visiting by a group of does in the late hours. Be warned, take layers! As you'd expect in Glencoe, it can get cold very quickly. They are dog friendly as well as they are well behaved, so it was nice to be able to let our little one roam and not be cooped up in a cage/the tent.
Will 100% be back, but maybe in warmer conditions.

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