Glen Hinnisdal

Portree, Isle Of Skye, Highlands, IV51 9XA

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays

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Types of pitch: grass

Electric hook up not available

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2 acres

Some sloping pitches

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Lat 57.544352 / Lon -6.301526
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Perfect CL site

We have just spent four nights on this amazing CL. The views are to die for and we saw a golden eagle on 3 of the 4 days we were there. Although the field is listed as part sloping there are plenty of flat places. On week four of our seven week trip this is the first time we haven’t needed levelling blocks, we pitched at the top of the field. The CDP is clean and easy to use with a tap for rinsing, unlike some CL’s. We found the owners very friendly and helpful. There is a lovely walk on up the glen from the site, the waterfalls must be spectacular when there is some water flowing. If you like five vans in a row with EHU - this isn’t for you. If you like plenty of space, wonderful views and peace and quiet this is a gem - I wish we lived nearer.
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Not a great experience

Stayed for one night just after it opened this year. Arrived in the evening and there was one other van there, parked on the only patch of hard standing by the gate, right next to the water supply. This meant I could not access the hose to fill up, as I did not want to disturb the occupants & they ignored me. (Note to other members: If you are going to block the common facilities, at least have the courtesy to check if others need them). It is a grass field and it was too boggy to risk driving on to, so I stayed on a small section of track part way in, possible only because my van is very small. I had chosen the site mainly due to its location, which is scenic & quiet and particularly as it was listed as good for dogs. I went to pay & enquired where it was best to walk the dog. I was told abruptly to stay on the road. The CL field itself was fenced off with barbed wire stopping access to the hillside or possible walks and had sheep in it. Far from dog friendly. The next morning I used the chemical disposal. This consisted of a bottomless dustbin stuck in the ground and when the lid was removed, an open shallow pit, with existing waste clearly visible and a major risk of splashback on empyting. Seems a bit of a health hazard & I've never seen one as basic as this before. I prefer simple CLs, but they're usually around £5 and not £10 like this one. The site is uncared for, with discarded household stuff & toys in the corner and I felt the owner merely tolerated visitors, rather than welcoming them.
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Remote and Basic

If you want a basic and remote site, this might be the one for you. We stayed for 2 nights in May and were not blessed with good weather. It was wet and cold and although we only have a small campervan, we were very cautious in choosing where to park. The site is predominantly sloped with very basic facilities. Very much wild camping and in good weather this could be fun!

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Pros: scenery, peace and quiet. Cons: slope

This must be one of the most remote CLs in the network. For us it is a two day drive from home. But you are rewarded for your efforts. The CL is entirely grass with a tarmac road leading into it. The whole CL is on a slope – sufficiently steep for larger motorvans to struggle to get level. Despite the remoteness the access is good and the gateway wide enough for any outfit. Facilities are basic: fresh water, chemical point, bins and a very warm welcome from the owner. The CL is the last property along a 2 mile tarmacked lane that runs the length of this valley. There’s nothing after the CL other than a dirt track for the farmer to get to the mountain. Sea eagles and golden eagles nest within a few miles of the CL. We saw a pair of sea eagles regularly from the van and they occasionally landed in the next field. Where else can you see sea eagles at such close quarters from a van? Scenery is grand in scale and goes on and on for miles: mountains, moorland and seascape. The port of Uig is only 10 minutes’ drive north and must be the most picturesque port I’ve visited. The nearest supermarket is at Portree which is about 20 minutes’ drive south. We made the mistake of not allowing enough time on Skye. We had some ideal wee beastie weather but weren’t bothered by them on the CL itself though did encounter them when we went for a walk along the river near the CL.
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We didn't want to leave .......

We didn't want to leave this cracking site! OK - there is no electric or mobile phone coverage but the stunning setting more than makes up for that! The grass is closed cropped by the local sheep population - the water and chemical disposal point are basic but ample. You can charge the caravan battery in the shed at the site entrance. There is an excellent Co-op as you leave Portree on the road to Hinnisdale and fuel is reasonably priced in the town. The CL is 2 miles in from the main road - arrive, set-up, put the kettle on or open a bottle, sit back and RELAX. The Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock are must see places while staying on the Isle.
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