Category Archives: Accommodation

Glen Nevis Campsite, Fort William

We stayed at Glen Nevis Campsite for three nights after completing the West Highland Way. The site is just a short, signposted detour off the Way so instead of walking into For William – which is just a couple of miles away and the end of the West Highland Way – we pitched our tent at Glen Nevis then finished our walk after a shower, and without our packs which left us free, and clean, to enjoy Fort William (and a celebratory drink!). Here’s a photo of our tent; there’s a site…

Caolasnacon Caravan & Camping Park, Kinlochleven (near Glencoe)

We stayed at Caolasnacon Caravan & Camping Park for three nights whilst taking a break from hiking the West Highland Way (the Way passes through the village of Kinglochleven, a 3 mile walk, or bus ride, north of the campsite). It’s a quiet, scenic site on the shore of Loch Leven and in the shadow of the Glen Coe mountains run by a very friendly family. During the First World War the area was a prisoner of war camp and the dynamite store from that time (the prisoners were often employed in improving the roads…

Milarrochy Bay Camping and Caravanning Club Campsite

We stayed at Millarochy Bay Campsite for three nights in between first travelling to Scotland and beginning our hike further north on the West Highland Way. One things it’s worth saying at the outset, as this is unusual in our experience, is that the campsite doesn’t suffer from midges. Many other places that we stayed during our Scottish tour was invested with midges to such an extent that you couldn’t stay outside of your tent between about 6pm and sundown unless there was a stiff wind blowing, but at Milarrochy…

The Coniston Hall Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at The Coniston Hall Campsite for 3 nights whilst we hiked the area around the Coniston Fells. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location The Coniston Hall Campsite is a 5 minute drive south of the village of Coniston. It is signposted on the left of…

The Quiet Site Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at The Quiet Site Campsite for 6 nights whilst we hiked the area around Aira Force waterfalls, explored Ullswater by Steamer and foot and prepared for ‘The Wall’ Carlisle to Newcastle Ultra Run. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location The Quiet Site Campsite seems quite…

Ravenglass CCC Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Ravenglass Campsite for 6 nights whilst we hiked the Mosedale Horseshoe, explored more of Eskdale and the coast and ran the Karrimor Great Trail Marathon in Keswick. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location The Ravenglass Campsite is easy to…

Eskdale CCC Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Eskdale Campsite for 7 nights whilst we hiked up England’s 2 highest peaks, Sca Fell and Sca Fell Pike, and swam in many of the local tarns and rivers. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location The Eskdale Campsite is…

Troutbeck CCC Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Troutbeck Campsite for 7 nights whilst we took part in the Staveley 17km run on May 26th, and enjoyed walking in the surrounding hills. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location The Troutbeck Campsite is located just a minute off…

The Windermere Marina Village, Cumbria, England

We stayed at the Windermere Marina Village for 5 nights when we took part in the Windermere Marathon on May 20th, a beautiful run voted the 2nd best marathon in the UK by Runner’s World. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the place. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the accomodation at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the Marina. Location  The Windermere Marina Village is on…