Review: Coalasnacon Caravan and Camping Park
Quite possibly the most beautiful campsite in the world…
When we told people we were going camping in Scotland in July we were met with more than a few raised eyebrows. Didn’t we know about the midges? What were we thinking?! Anyway, being rather stubborn individuals we decided that everyone was just being overdramatic and so we ploughed on regardless.
We left Ullswater and headed north to our next stop, Caolasnacon Caravan and Camping Park between Glencoe and Kinlochleven. We have stayed at some impressive campsites, but this one was really special. Right on the bank of Loch Leven, it was truly beautiful. The owners are incredibly relaxed and we were able to pick our own spot, of course we grabbed a pitch right next to the water.
The view from our tent
Looking towards Glencoe
As well as a spectacular setting, this site has some good facilities, including a laundry (handy after being away for over a week), free electric hook ups, wifi and clean showers with plenty of hot water. There is a Co-op at Kinlochleven ( a short drive away) and we frequented a lovely local hostelry (mainly to get away from the midges) just outside Glencoe.
So what about the midges? Well, we had gone prepared but they were still a massive pain. Luckily the bedroom section of our tent is a separate compartment which can be zipped up so we at least had some respite. That didn’t stop me getting eaten alive, although it definitely hasn’t put me off going to Scotland. It’s such a beautiful country and I’m very keen to go back-I just might treat myself to a B&B next time!